Cubs, Dodgers 2008 baserunning

These are full-season numbers. The column groupings are explained here.

Cubs 1. 1st->3rd on single 2. score from 1st on double 3. score from 2nd on single 4. score from 3rd, < 2 out 5. score from 1st, 0 out 6. totals
Johnson 7 19 37% 4 8 50% 10 12 83% 13 17 76% 18 25 72% 52 81 64%
Theriot 11 22 50% 9 14 64% 16 21 76% 35 44 80% 26 63 41% 97 164 59%
DeRosa 6 27 22% 6 16 38% 12 20 60% 33 34 97% 22 50 44% 79 147 54%
Fukudome 7 23 30% 6 8 75% 14 18 78% 14 23 61% 18 41 44% 59 113 52%
Ramirez 6 19 32% 2 13 15% 9 19 47% 29 40 73% 25 49 51% 71 140 51%
Soriano 6 16 38% 2 4 50% 7 15 47% 25 32 78% 12 35 34% 52 102 51%
Fontenot 8 18 44% 1 4 25% 6 11 55% 11 13 85% 4 16 25% 30 62 48%
Edmonds 6 14 43% 2 5 40% 3 4 75% 9 16 56% 8 20 40% 28 59 47%
Lee 6 30 20% 6 14 43% 9 15 60% 23 31 74% 14 41 34% 58 131 44%
Soto 0 9 0% 6 11 55% 3 11 27% 13 18 72% 9 38 24% 31 87 36%
Totals: 557 1086 51.3%

Dodgers 1. 1st->3rd on single 2. score from 1st on double 3. score from 2nd on single 4. score from 3rd, < 2 out 5. score from 1st, 0 out 6. totals
Kemp 7 13 54% 4 6 67% 17 20 85% 26 40 65% 20 46 43% 74 125 59%
Blake* 6 19 32% 2 6 33% 9 10 90% 17 23 74% 18 33 55% 52 91 57%
Ethier 5 23 22% 8 16 50% 14 16 88% 21 30 70% 14 37 38% 62 122 51%
Martin 8 23 35% 9 13 69% 13 18 72% 17 26 65% 19 53 36% 66 133 50%
DeWitt 3 11 27% 2 6 33% 8 10 80% 12 14 86% 11 33 33% 36 74 49%
Loney 5 21 24% 4 5 80% 12 16 75% 17 26 65% 16 45 36% 54 113 48%
Pierre 5 14 36% 3 6 50% 10 12 83% 8 17 47% 21 51 41% 47 100 47%
Ramirez* 4 21 19% 4 13 31% 16 26 62% 16 26 62% 18 48 38% 58 134 43%
Kent 6 23 26% 1 5 20% 6 9 67% 6 17 35% 10 29 34% 29 83 35%
Totals: 478 975 49.0%

* Totals for Blake and M. Ramirez include Cleveland/Boston data.

A few observations:

The Cubs tend to be faster than the teams I’ve been comparing them to.

The Dodgers have a catcher who can run.

Pierre is very average when it comes to going from first to third on a single, or first to home on a double. I remember noticing the same thing with Theriot last year. Perhaps we can hypothesize that base stealers are watched closely at first and tend to lean back toward the base. They only get good jumps when they try to steal.

DeRosa is the closest to a five-tool player among Cub regulars!

You still hear people say that Derrek Lee has five tools. Make that past tense.

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