This is an update of a study I did 10 days ago in which I put the notion of poor Pirates Pirates Baserunning to the test.
The formula is: caught stealing 2b + caught stealing 3b + caught stealing home + pick offs + Outs on Base (caught advancing on a fly ball etc) / Plate appearances with Men on Base.
So, % of Outs = the percentage of baserunning outs made divided by plate appearances with men on base.
The Pirates are making an above NL league rate of outs on the base paths – second worse to only the LA Dodgers.
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Also, you might be interested in “Return to Average: Week 5“; “Pirates “Core Four” Defense”; “Positional Comparisons by OPS”; “Pens Goals vs. Pirates Runs: Through 32 Games”; “Pirates Baserunning” and “NL Sacrifice Bunt Attempts Compared (AKA #Hurdled).”