base stealer

noun

Definition of base stealer 

: a baseball player who steals bases Renteria is twenty-eight years old, a good fielder and base stealer— Allen Barra

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base stealing noun
Another factor in base stealing that Morgan believes is overlooked is the failure rate. — Randy Minkoff

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Two other owners were targeting speed as well and the top base stealers were greatly inflated. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "AL LABR owners' strategies, rosters and analysis," 16 Mar. 2018 Over the last three seasons, injuries had reduced him to a shadow of his MVP-caliber self at the plate and turned a dangerous base stealer into a station-to-station plodder. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Matt Kemp Shed Weight, Ego and Injury to Thrive for the Club He Never Wanted to Leave," 4 July 2018 The Georgetown, Kentucky native has also thrown out eight would-be base stealers in 36 attempts. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Six Cincinnati Steam players recognized as All-Stars," 11 July 2018 Starter Gerrit Cole, at 6-5, historically has been among the 11 pitchers most vulnerable to base stealers. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Astros catchers Brian McCann, Max Stassi showing progress at thwarting base runners," 23 May 2018 Mariners catcher Mike Zunino’s work on throwing out base stealers has translated into some success this season. ST. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Mike Zunino ranks second in MLB in throwing out base stealers. What’s behind the success?," 10 June 2018 Only Salvador Perez of the Royals has a better percentage (58.8) of qualified catchers, throwing out 10 of the 17 attempted base stealers. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Mike Zunino ranks second in MLB in throwing out base stealers. What’s behind the success?," 10 June 2018 Alfaro has thrown out eight of the last 11 attempted base stealers. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Struggling Phillies rookie Scott Kingery feels a hot streak coming," 25 May 2018 Astros catchers have thrown out just four of the 20 base stealers against them this season. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros manager A.J. Hinch recognizes missed opportunity to challenge stolen base play," 15 May 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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