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Not Running

I looked at all players who attempted 15 or more steals in 2007.  Then I compared their plate appearances per attempt (lower is better) to see who has stopped running in '08.  Here are the offenders:

NAME PA/Att 08 PA/Att 07 Diff
Mark Teahen 98.5 33.8 64.7
Alfredo Amezaga 70.5 22.4 48.1
Michael Young 79.3 43.3 36.1
Gary Sheffield 54.3 22.0 32.4
Ryan Braun 55.0 24.6 30.4
Akinori Iwamura 57.8 28.0 29.8
Alfonso Soriano 54.3 24.7 29.7
Gary Matthews Jr. 55.5 26.3 29.2
Melky Cabrera 63.0 34.0 29.0
Chris Young 46.4 18.9 27.5
Carlos Lee 71.3 46.5 24.9
Alex Gordon 53.0 33.4 19.6
Carlos Guillen 48.0 30.0 18.0
Derek Jeter 48.5 31.0 17.5
Alex Rodriguez 42.3 25.3 17.0
Eric Byrnes 28.6 12.3 16.3
Curtis Granderson 41.3 25.0 16.3
Bobby Abreu 34.7 21.2 13.5
Nate McLouth 28.8 16.6 12.1
Felipe Lopez 27.0 20.3 6.7
Johnny Damon 25.6 20.2 5.5
Russell Martin 26.0 20.7 5.3
Torii Hunter 29.3 24.1 5.2

Why is this happening?  Some players have stopped running due to injury, like Soriano.  (By the way, I think it's time to demote him from second-round status).  But then you've got a guy like Chris Young.  He used to attempt a steal every 19 plate appearances, this year it's every 46.  Can't blame his OBP, it's much improved this year.


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