Alex Patton Alex


Alex Patton
joined Patton & Co. Sun Nov 25 '07.

Twitter: alex@alexpatton.com

Alex has, so far, written 45,652 comments and this was the latest, on Adam Engel:

What do Luis Robert, Taylor Walls, White Merrifield, Steveb Kwan, Aaron Hicks, Victor Robles, Julio Rordriguez, Thairo Estrada, Tyler O'Neil, Cedric Mullins, Marcus Semien and Adam Engel have in common?

They all stole at least 10 bases last year. They all had good but not great stolen base success rates between 75% and 79%.

Ron Shandler thinks these are the players to think about as you try to anticipate who will steal more bases next season.

I’d filter out the first group of three as their underlying speed
skill (Spd) was barely league average or below. Steven Kwan and
Aaron Hicks might have some potential to increase their bags, but
they’d need to get more of a green light (SBO%). That could come
with larger bases, but is not a given.

The final seven have the underlying skill and have been given
the opportunity in the past. They might be the best prospects for
a bump in stolen bases. 

Alex Patton Alex

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