Here is a 2nd category in which Dan Murphy has fallen to 2nd place.
Stealing bases in the major leagues seems like a really, really hard thing. Imagine having to read each pitcher’s move, and then having to be quick enough to beat the catcher’s throw… which so often seems to be right on the bag.
Well, here are the most career stolen bases in the major leagues since the 2006 draft:
|1||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||115|
|2||Dan Murphy||Luray ’05||62|
|3||Jon Jay||Staunton ’04||45|
|4||Yonder Alonso||Luray ’06||20|
|5||Collin Cowgill||Covington ’05||14|
|Cory Spangenberg||Winchester ’10||14|
|7||Eric Campbell||Luray ’06||9|
|8||Rico Noel||Covington ’08||5|
|Joey Butler||New Market ’06||5|
|10||Brian Bocock||Luray ’04||4|
|Blake Tekotte||Woodstock ’06||4|
|Tommy La Stella||Haymarket ’09||4|
Brett Gardner Watch: 218 stolen bases- 103 more than Kipnis’s total at the top!
This list resembles the triples list a bit, in that the bottom number is very, very low. Three names appear for the first time in the series here- Brian Bocock, Blake Tekotte, and Rico Noel.
Next up: batting average…