Major League Record Book: Stolen Bases in a Season

The most stolen bases in a major league season by a Valley League alumni:

2006-2018
1 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2012 31
2 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2013 30
3 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2013 23
4 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2014 22
5 Jon Jay Staunton ’04 2012 19
6 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2016 15
7 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2014 13
8 Jason Kipnis Covington ’06-7 2015 12
9 Cory Spangenberg Winchester ’10 2017 11
10 Dan Murphy Luray ’04-5 2012 10
Jon Jay Staunton ’04 2013 10

We’ve covered everyone on this list except Cory Spangenberg, so let’s see what he did in 2017. Cory hit 264/322/401 in 444 at-bats, with 57 runs, 46 RBIs, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 13 home runs, a 34/128 BB/K ratio, and those 11 stolen bases. He finished with a 92 OPS+ and -0.1 WAR.

All-Time
1 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2010 68
2 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2003 65
3 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2007 64
4 Gene Richards Harrisonburg 1980 61
5 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2006 58
6 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2005 57
7 Gene Richards Harrisonburg 1977 56
8 Brett Gardner New Market ’03-04 2011 49
9 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2002 47
Brett Gardner New Market ’03-04 2010 47
11 Darren Lewis Harrisonburg 1993 46
Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2001 46
13 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2004 45
14 Billy Sample Harrisonburg ’74-6 1983 44
Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1992 44
16 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2008 40
17 Juan Pierre Harrisonburg ’98 2012 37
Gene Richards Harrisonburg 1978 37
19 Steve Finley Harrisonburg ’85 1995 36
Reggie Sanders Winchester ’87 1995 36
Reggie Sanders Winchester ’87 1999 36

Brett Gardner put up an excellent season for pretty cheap with the Yankees in 2011. For “only” $529,500, Brett hit 259/345/369 in 510 at-bats, with 87 runs, 36 RBIs, 19 doubles, 8 triples, 7 home runs, a 60/93 BB/K ratio, and 49 stolen bases. He finished ith a 92 OPS+ and 4.1 WAR. Pretty cheap for the Yankees.

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