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The Saber's Edge: Red Light, Green Light

Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman writes about all things Baseball for RotoWire. He also handles scouting and reporting for Jeff also contributes to, and

Today, I am going to look at the changing stolen-base environment. Stolen bases are one of the hardest stats to accurately predict. Several factors are at work, such as leg speed, getting on base, and having a manager willing to give the player a green light. Here is a look at some early season factors that can change a player's stolen-base potential.

NL #8 Hitters

National League batters who hit eighth basically get a fantasy death sentence because the pitcher hits after them. A while back, I looked at the effects on hitters moving out of the #8 position and came to the following conclusion:

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