MLB: Perfect thief! This star could make base robbery history

MLB Perfect thief This star could make base robbery history

Is there a more entertaining team than the Toronto Blue Jays? They’ve mashed all year long, they’re full of fresh young stars who came together and just wrapped up an exciting first home stay in Canada, with 15,000 fans at the Rogers Center sounding like 50,000.

Fans love the home run, and Toronto is all about home runs, entering a Giants HR on Tuesday to lead the MLB. Bo Bichette (20 home runs) It’s part of that charge, but there’s another reason to watch the All-Star shortstop: He’s become a master thief:

Dante Bichette’s son tiptoed off the base, eyes focused on the pitcher, and then stole 17 times in 17 attempts. They haven’t caught him once yet. Entering Tuesday, Bichette was one of four players who had stolen at least 10 bases without being caught (the Dominicans Gregory Polanco 13 of 13, Amed Rosario 12 of 12, as well as Nicky López 10 of 10), but Bichette’s advantage makes him more likely to join a club that maybe you had no idea of ​​was so small and is coming right away

AL / NL players with more than 20 steals, 100% success rate Statistics available since 1951

1) Chase Utley (2009): 23 of 23.

2) Alcides Escobar (2013): 22 of 22.

3) Quentin Berry (2012): 21 of 21.

3) Kevin McReynolds (1988): 21 of 21.

5) Paul Molitor (1994): 20 of 20.

Bo Bichette (2021): 17 of 17 There was a gap of more than two decades in which they were caught stealing, data in the National League from the 1920s to the 1950s, which prevents us from going back further.

Still, that’s a surprisingly small list for 70 years of baseball, and since the sport averages fewer steals per game than at any time since the mid-1960s, Bichette’s career in history is a paddle cleaner. welcome in the middle of all the home runs and strikeouts. Every time he’s on base he gives him another shot at this milestone, and every time he takes off means his streak is on the line.

Bichette is fast, but maybe not the burner you’d choose to challenge 20 of 20. He has averaged a sprint speed of 28.1 feet per second on base lanes, putting him well above the MLB average (27.0 feet / sec) but “only” in the 77th percentile for speed among all major leaguers.

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Among shortstops, he’s tied for 18th fastest. Bichette was also an efficient base thief, but certainly not perfect, before this year, even returning to the Minor Leagues.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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