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October 06, 2008
Who is the best base runner in baseball?
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October 06, 2008

Si Players Mlb Poll

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Who is the best base runner in baseball?

Jose Reyes, Mets SS 22%

Juan Pierre, Dodgers CF 15%

Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners CF 10%

Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox OF 8%

Chone Figgins, Angels 3B 7%

Players couldn't vote for a teammate.... Rockies outfielder Willy Taveras, who finished with a big-league-high 68 steals, was eighth in the poll (3.4%).... Reyes was second in the majors with 56 steals; he was caught 15 times.... Among the top 15 vote getters, all were outfielders or middle infielders, except Figgins.... Ichiro has been caught stealing just 70 times in 385 career attempts.

[Based on a survey of 449 MLB players] • For more on the poll, and to comment on it, go to