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2009 Pitchers and Stolen Bases Recap

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At some point during the season I touched on Jeff Niemann and his issues holding runners on. The bad news is that Niemann was poor at holding guys all year. The good news is that at least he's not Chris Young who once allowed 44 steals without a single caught stealing (2007) and repeated the perfecto this year as 20 guys successful stole on him without a catch.

Given Niemann's height and mechanics, this flaw isn't unexpected. Someone has to be the worst on a team though, and at this skill set, that's Niemann. I'm a little tired of reviewing 2009 statistics to be honest, but I did want to give this closure by providing the data. I don't see anything else worth nothing.

Name IP   SB CS   SBA Success% SBA/IP SBA/9IP
Jeff Niemann  180.2 24 6 30 80 0.17 1.5
Joe Nelson  40.1 6 0 6 100 0.15 1.35
Wade Davis  36.1 4 1 5 80 0.14 1.25
*David Price  128.1 8 6 14 57.1 0.11 0.98
Grant Balfour  67.1 6 1 7 85.7 0.1 0.94
Lance Cormier  77.1 6 1 7 85.7 0.09 0.82
Dan Wheeler  57.2 5 0 5 100 0.09 0.79
*Randy Choate  36.1 2 1 3 66.7 0.08 0.75
*J.P. Howell  66.2 3 2 5 60 0.08 0.68
*Brian Shouse  28 2 0 2 100 0.07 0.64
*Scott Kazmir  111 3 1 4 75 0.04 0.32
Matt Garza  203 3 4 7 42.9 0.03 0.31
James Shields  219.2 5 2 7 71.4 0.03 0.29
Andy Sonnanstine  99.2 1 2 3 33.3 0.03 0.27