Largely because the draft philosophy has changed under Tim Wilken, the farm system has begun to generate tools and talents that are badly needed at the top of the organization. Two examples are lefthanded pitching and baserunning. At Daytona, for example, the first four batters in the everyday lineup have swiped 115 bases as of 28 July. This page will update minor-league stolen bases weekly for the rest of the season.
The news this week is that Harrison moved into second place in steals, and Campana broke 50.
The news this week is of course that Harrison was moved.
Apart from Campana, the three highest steals-per-game numbers belong to Boise players Lee, Valdez and Davis, who should move up the list in the next several weeks.
Valdez has passed Lee in steals and steals/game. Valdez became the starting CF at Boise when Jackson moved up.
Long season for Campana. He has slowed down lately, hitting and running. They go together.
Ranking by steals per game, the leaders are Campana, Lee and Valdez. Then Fuld and Adduci (tied), Jackson, Guyer, Castro.
Campana had a nice end-of-season spurt, hitting and running. He showed a finishing kick.
I’ve done this final ranking according to SB/game, not total steals.