Starling Marte challenges time as leader of stolen bases in 2021

Starling Marte is looking to become just the third player in his 30s to dominate the cheated pads stat from 1990 to date.

The 2021 campaign of the Big leagues points to being one of the best in the career of the Dominican outfielder Starling mars. At the offensive level, Mars he has several stats that exceed his highest career numbers. He’s hitting .319, along with a .398 on-base percentage (OBP) and a .457 slugging percentage (SLG), good for an .855 OPS.

However, the most surprising thing about the great year of Mars is that he is the leader of Big leagues on stolen bases with almost 33 years. Only two players have managed to stay with that honor having passed the 30 years since 1990. Juan Pierre He did it once (68 stolen bases in 2010) and Ricky henderson He did it three times (65 bases in 1990, 58 in 1991 and 66 in 1998).

A little over a month after the end of the season, Mars has 42 stolen bases (five off his career high) and has a four-pad advantage over Whit merrifield from Kansas City Royals. Something interesting that deserves to be highlighted is that, of the 42 stolen bases of the Dominican, 20 have come in the 20 attempts he has made in only 27 games as a member of Oakland Athletics.

Mars has never ended up as a stolen bases leader in MLB, so if he succeeds, it would be a new mark for a productive career of Big leagues. Additionally, it has only failed in three of its 45 robbery attempts, which shows that it has been effective in about 94 percent of those attempts.

Additionally, yes Starling mars completes the year as the leader in stolen bases, it will be the first time since the 2007 and 2008 seasons that two Dominicans have won that leadership consecutively. In 2020, Adalberto Mondesí of the Royals obtained it, while in 2007 and 2008, Jose Reyes and Willy taveras they won it respectively.