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Team Stolen Base Percentage: 2015 MLB Season

Team stolen base percentage is the number of stolen base attempts that resulted in a successful stolen base, as computed by (stolen bases / (stolen bases + caught stealing).

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After declining in the late 1990s and early 2000s the number of stolen base attempts (but not necessarily stolen base percentage) has gone up again in recent years.  A general rule of thumb is that a team (or a player) must be successful in at least 70% of their stolen base attempts to gain some overall value on the basepaths.  The reason for this is that a team is hurt by a single caught stealing more than they are helped by a single successful stolen base.


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