Posted by burnsy483 on 9/11/2013 9:41:00 AM (view original):
OK, seriously. The case for Trout was a little better last year than this year. I'll take the guy who gets on base more often and is easily a better slugger. IMO, it makes up for the Cabrera defensive issues and any baserunning advantage Trout has.
I'm not sure what the exact number is these days, but the "cutoff" number for stolen base success is around 67%. if you steal at less than that rate, you are hurting your team.
Trout has atempted 39 steals. 67% of that would be 26 stolen bases. He's been successful 32 times, so that's a net +6 for him.
Cabrera is 3-0 in stolen base attempts. He's got a net +1.
So the effective difference in SB's between Trout and Cabrera is 5.
Whoopty **** for Trout's base running advantage.