Just a few days ago, the Diamondbacks stole home. There are a couple caveats that I must mention, though: a) it wasn’t a straight steal of home and b) it was against the reeling Mets, who did not make a great defensive play on the ball.
It’s still impressive, nonetheless, especially when you consider the player that made the play: Paul Goldschmidt. This wasn’t some herculean effort on Goldschmidt’s part either. In fact, he’s one of the best baserunners in the league and has been for quite some time.
Goldschmidt ranks sixth in the league in stolen bases this year, with 10. He has more than noted speedsters Jose Altuve, Trea Turner and Jonathan Villar. And, in terms of baserunning runs above average, Goldschmidt ranks 3rd, with a +3.5. Only Jarrod Dyson (+4.3) and Billy Hamilton (+5.2) have more.
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