I never considered Jose a great base stealer as far as technique goes.
I always felt like he never bothered to learn the art....just relied on speed.
Im not sure Jose would be a good base stealing coach
as fast as reyes is he has a 79.9% success rate..but then again, henderson only had a success rate of like 80.5%
i think guys like that, in order to rack up steals, just chance it more than anything...and sometimes in truth it can be a detriment
beltran would be one of the best stolen base coaches of all time... i mean the guy has an 86.67% success rate....thats highest all time...next highest would be raines at 85.7 i believe
but i mean you cant call reyes a bad base stealer when you go back and look at guys like pete rose (57%)
"as fast as reyes is he has a 79.9% success rate..but then again, henderson only had a success rate of like 80.5%"
When you are known for stealing bases it becomes incredibly difficult to steal a base, the pitcher is more aware, he will throw over more, the catcher is on his toes, Reyes can never really sneak a stolen base, every time he gets on the other team is just going to assume he will try to steal. So to be anywhere around 80% when you are known primarily for being a base stealer is actually quite impressive.
management probably wanted him to air on the conservative side considering he is a young player and stealing bases isnt his thing really
that said, based off of the speed i DID see, i would say that, if he learns the technique, he can be a 15 or even max 20 stolen base threat
the last time that he spent the majority of a season in the minor leagues ( 2009 in AA) he stole 19....hes not FAST but he has imo slightly above average speed...he just needs to learn when and how to swipe the bag...truthfully, he should be learning from wright who is not much faster than him (if hes even faster at all) but is a good base stealer respective to his speed (though last year he got a little steal happy and wound up being cs more than at any other point in his career)
I would like a beach house and a boat...so I'll hope for the best for Tejada.
He is a smart tuff kid...I know that but he's not fast.
nor is he slow
he did steal 18 and 19 bases in two minor league seasons
i think he can easily steal 10-15 if he learns how & when to do it
I think so. But I could be wrong.
Anyway, the kid is smart and tuff a grinder.
If he wants to steal more bags I have now doubt he will learn how to do it....like someone else said...It's not like he's slow
i dont like wright in the cleanup role...hes never thrived there
IF we got bourn
id keep the lineup :
when tda takes over, i would consier moving him up ahead of murphy