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Base Stealing


Base Stealing

Other than speed rating, are there any other parameters that determine a runner's ability to steal? I think I saw previously that a batter's triples also play into stealing. Is there different abilities to steal with runners having the same speed rating and if so what are the determining factors?

Re: Base Stealing

Triples play into the speed rating. Only the speed rating matters for steals, not how they got the speed rating.

Re: Base Stealing

As far as I know, speed is the only factor of a base runner used in determining if a player successfully steals a base or not. Speed is determined by looking at the real stats of a player, and the formula includes triples and stolen bases. So triples do play a role in a players ability to steal successfully, but only in the fact that they help determine the speed rating.

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Thanks....I got it !!!!!

Re: Base Stealing

And of course whether the catcher you’re attempting to steal against has an average or plus arm makes a big difference.