A Question With ...

May 30, 2007

Juan Samuel, Orioles third base coach

What makes a good base stealer?

To me, a good base stealer is a guy that has no fear, is not afraid of being picked off. If you have a pitcher with a good move and is quick to the plate and a catcher that can throw, to me, that's a challenge. ... Obviously, you have to be able to read the pitcher very well. You also have to get good jumps.

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