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Fantasy Baseball: NL-Only Stolen Base Leaders for Last Two Months

Continuing the posts on the hitting and pitching leaders over the last two months, today we have the SB leaders for the last two months in NL-only leagues. Anyone stick out?

Player AB R H HR RBI BB SB CS BA OBP SBO%
Morgan, Nyjer LF WAS 199 30 67 3 17 13 22 9 0.3367 0.3807 0.3875
Bourn, Michael CF HOU 215 41 62 2 14 26 21 6 0.2884 0.3636 0.3068
Pierre, Juan LF LA 157 16 41 0 5 6 13 5 0.2611 0.3054 0.383
Cabrera, Everth SS SD 142 20 36 1 14 16 13 1 0.2535 0.3375 0.2692
Fowler, Dexter CF COL 166 23 41 2 17 30 13 4 0.247 0.3604 0.2394
Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN 202 29 54 8 34 16 13 4 0.2673 0.3259 0.2429
Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI 216 32 52 7 28 18 12 4 0.2407 0.2996 0.2286
Wright, David 3B NYM 201 35 64 4 21 28 11 2 0.3184 0.4009 0.1413
Kemp, Matt CF LA 189 27 62 8 30 20 11 2 0.328 0.3915 0.1585
Bonifacio, Emilio 2B FLA 198 32 48 0 11 15 10 3 0.2424 0.2963 0.2063
Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL 177 37 53 14 35 27 10 5 0.2994 0.3876 0.1875
Holliday, Matt LF STL 201 35 70 6 34 29 10 3 0.3483 0.4346 0.1313
Taveras, Willy CF CIN 168 14 36 0 6 3 9 4 0.2143 0.2281 0.3333
McCutchen, Andrew OF PIT 210 33 59 3 25 17 9 0 0.281 0.3391 0.1184
Upton, Justin RF ARI 199 31 54 10 34 22 9 2 0.2714 0.3453 0.1447
Victorino, Shane CF PHI 202 40 68 4 23 27 9 4 0.3366 0.4206 0.1368
Gonzalez, Carlos OF COL 106 18 25 2 6 11 8 0 0.2358 0.3077 0.2222
McLouth, Nate CF ATL 202 34 53 7 22 23 8 1 0.2624 0.3391 0.1184
Reynolds, Mark 3B ARI 199 37 58 16 40 27 8 4 0.2915 0.3772 0.1412
Utley, Chase 2B PHI 207 41 66 12 38 36 8 0 0.3188 0.4274 0.0784
Ramirez, Hanley SS FLA 188 30 69 8 47 17 8 3 0.367 0.419 0.1279
Young, Chris B. CF ARI 139 16 31 3 15 28 7 0 0.223 0.355 0.1186
Dickerson, Chris LF CIN 132 15 35 0 5 15 7 1 0.2652 0.3378 0.16
Theriot, Ryan SS CHC 214 30 62 2 19 16 7 2 0.2897 0.339 0.1154
Harris, Willie LF WAS 115 13 25 3 10 21 6 2 0.2174 0.3431 0.1739

I have added a column for SBO%, or stolen base opportunity percentage. This stat measure the percentage of times the hitter attempts to steal a base after reaching base via a hit or a walk. I did not include hit by pitch, or any other method of reaching base in my calculation.

The guys that stand out to me are Matt Holliday, Everth Cabrera and Carlos Gonzalez. Holliday has finally started to steal some bases as he has been on fire of late at the plate. Cabrera is a burner who has attempted a steal 27% of the time he has reached base while stealing 13 bags and getting caught only once. He is one to watch as he could get more SBO due to his success at stealing (he has stolen 13 bases in 14 attempts). Gonzalez has been successful in 8 of the 9 SBO in only 106 ABs.

Another guys that jumps out at me is Matt Kemp as he has attempted a SB only 16% of the time he has reached base. I have to assume it is due to the fact that he has batted 8th in the Dodgers lineup for the majority of the last two months.

Keep an eye on these guys if you are targeting steals come the trade deadline or in your 2010 drafts