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Sep 27, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Blackmon (19) slides under Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop M. Rojas (72) for a stolen base in the fifth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies aren’t awful at base running?

(via Rockies Zingers)

The Colorado Rockies are pretty bad at baseball, or at least that’s what it feels like to those of us who watch the team day in and day out — but is that really true? (I’d still submit that yes, it is true.)

More than feelings, though, Adam Peterson over at Rockies Zingers brought some facts to the table, and did what we all probably should have done: he looked at a lot of the numbers to determine whether the Colorado Rockies are awful at base running. The answer? Not really.

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As you can see in some of the tables listed in Peterson’s post, the Rockies are not only not the worst base running team in the league this year, but they’ve actually gotten significantly better at it than in 2014, when they were nearly the worst on the base paths in most categories.

But maybe that’s just because Corey Dickerson wasn’t running much of 2015? (Zing. I’ll see myself out.)

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