Caught stealing - How?

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Caught stealing - How?

PostFri Apr 10, 2020 4:11 am

Lou Frazier (19 with his lead, 15 without) got caught stealing against catcher Rick Wilkins (-2) and pitcher Mike Torrez (+7). Isn't that a net +5 from the pitcher/catcher? How could Frazier be caught stealing?


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Re: Caught stealing - How?

PostFri Apr 10, 2020 11:21 am

Welcome to the game. Someone may come along with a shorter explanation but in the meantime here is a thorough explanation of what happens during a steal attempt. cummings2's post down the page a bit.

Help with Stealing Strategy


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Re: Caught stealing - How?

PostFri Apr 10, 2020 6:06 pm

Here's the shorter reply: Odds to steal can never be better than 1-19 (i.e., there is always at least a 5 percent chance to get thrown out).

Same thing when you're trying to advance an extra base on a single or double.

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