Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/13/14
As we head into the Major League Baseball All-Star break, I decided to take a look into my crystal ball to see what will happen in the second half of the season because, well, I just couldn’t wait to find out.  If you want to enjoy the remainder of the season without knowing what will happen ahead of time, then I suggest you just stop reading now.  But if you want to take a glimpse into the future, enjoy the next ten statements. Three Players Will Steal 60 Bases Only once in the 2000′s (2009) and twice since 1997 have three players stolen 60 bases in the same season.  The stolen base seems to be an under-appreciated art, but there are three players this year who are on pace to swipe 60 bags: Dee Gordon, Jose Altuve, and rookie Billy Hamilton.  Gordon currently leads the league with 43 steals at the break with Altuve right behind him at 41.  There’s no reason to believe that these two players can’t easily get to 65 or 70 stolen bases, especially Altuve, who leads the Majors with 130 ...
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