Predicting Top 5 MLB Stolen Base Leaders By End of 2014

Predicting Top 5 MLB Stolen Base Leaders By End of 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury
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There are only a select few players who are capable of 40 or more stolen bases. Last season, Jacoby Ellsbury had 52 steals to lead all of MLB, but three players this season are likely to get more and one already has.

5. Rajai Davis

Rajai Davis
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5. Rajai Davis

Rajai Davis
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Rajai Davis has only played 99 games this season, keeping him at a respectable 30 steals this season given his reduced number of plate appearances. Now that Austin Jackson has been traded, Davis should have over 40 stolen bases for the Detroit Tigers.

4. Ben Revere

Ben Revere
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4. Ben Revere

Ben Revere
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Ben Revere has stolen 36 bases this season as the Philadelphia Phillies' leadoff hitter. Revere is currently 10 back from the next two players in stolen bases, making it hard for him to surpass them into the top three.

3. Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve
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3. Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve
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Jose Altuve leads the league in many statistics, including stolen bases. He has 46 steals, and with a MLB leading .339 batting average, he should continue to steals bases at the same pace he has all season long.

2. Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton
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2. Billy Hamilton

Billy Hamilton
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Most likely to be the NL Rookie of the Year award winner is next on this list. Billy Hamilton is tied with Altuve with 46 stolen bases, but he should have more steals for the rest of the season. Hamilton will have to get on base more if he wants to pass Altuve, which I see him doing.

1. Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon
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1. Dee Gordon

Dee Gordon
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The MLB leader with 56 stolen bases is Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon. He is far and away the favorite to lead the league and could possibly end the season with 65-70 stolen bases as he keeps the Dodgers atop the NL West.

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