April 23, 2008

Stolen Moments

Jacoby Ellsbury stole nine bases in nine attempts last season. So far in 2008, he's a perfect 8-for-8.

According to Jason Paré's research, published by Baseball Prospectus, Ellsbury's streak of 17 is the "third-most steals to begin a career without being caught":
Player           SB         First            Last
Tim Raines 27 15-Sep-79 2-May-81
Mitchell Page 26 10-Apr-77 13-Aug-77
Jacoby Ellsbury 17 2-Jul-07 ???
Davey Lopes 17 23-Sep-72 20-May-73
Al Weis 16 23-Sep-62 20-Sep-63
Barry Larkin 15 19-Aug-86 3-Jun-87
Lee Tinsley 15 7-Apr-94 28-Apr-95
Gary Varsho 15 14-Jul-88 4-Jul-91

5 comments:

Jack Marshall said...

LEE TINSLEY????

Jack Marshall said...

Now that I'm over my shock about Lee: doesn't the last game make it clear that Lyndon has to be in the line-up every day, whether Coco gets upset or not? Even if Coco returned to his Cleveland level of production, he doesn't spark the team like Jacoby, and I finally have given up on that ever happening. The way I look at it, the ball is in Theo's court: Francona has to play Ellsbury, and the more Coco sits, the less valuable he is. So, Boy Genius, do something NOW!!

9casey said...

That stat confused me ....because it is to start a career not at any time in a career........

redsock said...

That stat confused me ....because it is to start a career not at any time in a career........

Yeah, I did not make that very clear. I think I fixed it now.

Coco

As long as Lyndon plays like this, or even almost as good as this, he's the everyday CF. And leadoff hitter. No question.

redsock said...

Most consecutive stolen bases without being caught:

45
Ichiro Suzuki, April 29, 2006 to May 16, 2007