The Best Stolen Bases Seasons Since 1960

The chart above uses Stolen Bases per 150 singles and walks to more accurately measure the best swipers in baseball.  The logic is simple: the most stolen base is second base, so those who get more extra-base hits have fewer opportunities to steal second base than those who draw a great deal of walks and hit lots of singles. 

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The Best Base Stealers of 2010: Isolating Base Stealing Ability.

The chart below uses Stolen Bases per 150 singles and walks to more accurately measure the best swipers in baseball.  The logic is simple: the most stolen base is second base, so those who get more extra-base hits have fewer opportunities to steal second base than those who draw a great deal of walks and hit lots of singles. 
This table also measures what base stealers are overrated or underrated due to the number of singles or extra-base hits the player gets.  A value of 1.00 shows that the player’s base-stealing is properly valued, while a value below 1.00 shows that the player’s ability is underrated.  Brett Gardner’s value of 1.26 implies that he is overvalued as a base-stealer, as he has more opportunities because of his high rate of singles and walks.