Willy Taveras Does One Thing Well

Using Tango's linear weights chart I decided to see which base thiefs with more than 10 steals had earned the most runs for their teams. Here's how the results came out:

PLAYER TEAM SB CS Runs
Willy Taveras COL 66 7 10.764
Jimmy Rollins PHI 41 2 7.349
Ichiro Suzuki SEA 40 4 6.592
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 44 8 6.236
Grady Sizemore CLE 35 4 5.627
Jose Reyes NYM 47 13 5.405
Michael Bourn HOU 37 8 4.885
Juan Pierre LAD 38 9 4.796
Matt Holliday COL 25 1 4.543
Ian Kinsler TEX 26 2 4.454
Randy Winn SFO 25 2 4.261
Brian Roberts BAL 36 10 4.128
B.J. Upton TAM 42 15 3.876
Matt Kemp LAD 33 9 3.831
Johnny Damon NYY 28 6 3.712
Alex Rios TOR 30 8 3.534
Rajai Davis OAK/SFO 27 6 3.519
Shane Victorino PHI 31 10 3.163
Alfonso Soriano CHC 19 2 3.103
Carlos Beltran NYM 20 3 3.014
Nate McLouth PIT 20 3 3.014
Joey Gathright KAN 21 4 2.925
Chone Figgins LAA 31 11 2.881
Carl Crawford TAM 25 7 2.851
Corey Hart MIL 22 5 2.836
Carlos Gomez MIN 29 10 2.777
Hanley Ramirez FLA 31 12 2.599
Kazuo Matsui HOU 19 4 2.539
Alex Rodriguez NYY 17 3 2.435
Orlando Cabrera CHW 18 4 2.346
Cesar Izturis STL 19 5 2.257
Lastings Milledge WAS 20 6 2.168
Fred Lewis SFO 21 7 2.079
Rickie Weeks MIL 18 5 2.064
Jason Bartlett TAM 18 5 2.064
Coco Crisp BOS 20 7 1.886
Torii Hunter LAA 17 5 1.871
Brandon Phillips CIN 23 10 1.619
Bobby Abreu NYY 18 10 0.654
Ryan Theriot CHC 21 13 0.387

The most surprising name for me was Matt Holliday. I can safely say I wasn't aware of his stolen bases this season. Lance Berkman also jumps off the page. Oh and Carlos Beltran, so good, so so good.

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