Monday, December 10, 2007

Most Stolen Bases, 20+ GIDP in a Single Season

Although the number of double plays a player grounds into is considered more a function of playing time than "skill," the general perception is that players that ground into a lot of double plays are slow. It seems to go against common sense that a player than steals a lot of bases can also ground into a lot of double plays. After all, if you're so speedy, why can't you beat out a relay throw? With that in mind, I give you today's list.

Most Stolen Bases with 20+ GIDP in a Single Season Since 1933*

RankNameYearSBGIDPSpot in Order - GIDP
1Lance Johnson199241205 - 1, 6 - 5, 7 - 10, 8 - 4

Dave Concepcion197441203 - 1, 5 - 3, 6 - 1, 7 - 10, 8 - 5
3Vladimir Guerrero200240203 - 16, 4 - 4
4Vladimir Guerrero200140243 - 19, 4 - 5

Jackie Robinson19493722Unavailable

Carney Lansford198937212 - 8, 3 - 1, 5 - 3, 6 - 9

Tony Gwynn198637202 - 19, 3 - 1
8John Wathan198236262 - 14, 6 - 1, 7 - 2, 8 - 7, 9 - 2

Barry Larkin199636202 - 2, 3 - 18
10Edgar Renteria200334215 - 2, 6 - 9, 7 - 9
11Willie Randolph197933231 - 8, 2 - 12, 8 - 3
12Brandon Phillips200732262 - 5, 3 - 4, 4 - 16

Ivan Calderon199032263 - 25, 4 - 1

Julio Franco198732231 - 2, 2 - 9, 3 - 12

Julio Franco198332211 - 1, 3 - 4, 6 - 3, 7 - 5, 8 - 6, 9 - 2
16Hank Aaron196828213 - 21
17Ivan Rodriguez199925312 - 17, 4 - 2, 5 - 1, 6 - 11

Minnie Minoso19532523Unavailable

Chipper Jones199925203 - 20
20Matt Lawton200423211 - 5, 3 - 12, 5 - 3, 6 - 1

Kelly Gruber198823202 - 3, 4 - 2, 5 - 1, 6 - 6, 7 - 3, 8 - 5

*The National League has kept GIDP records since 1933. The American League began keeping records in 1939.

2 comments:

jsackmann said...

I wonder how that breaks down by batting order ... it seems like it'd be very hard to get 20+ GIDP if you were leading off, but I have to figure that some of these guys were.

TheJay said...

That's a good point. I added another column onto the table and, as you can see, only Willie Randolph, Julio Franco and Matt Lawton got any GIDP while occupying the leadoff spot.