Originally posted on ObsessiveGiantsCompulsive  |  Last updated 12/22/11
I should note that I wholeheartedly recommend getting Bill James Handbook.  I get it every year, lots of good data, and usually some new data each year.  Like one year:  baserunning.I wrote about the Giants defense the other day, and now today I'm covering baserunning.  The Giants were 12th in the majors in Net Bases Gained, with 38 bases gained, which includes bases taken while a baserunner, as well as net bases from base stealing.  So they are above average but nearer the middle than the top.  The Rangers were the top with 112 total bases gained.  It would take an additional 12 bases to get into the top 10, to give some perspective on how much more they would have to do to get up there. However, there are a couple of amazing facts contained in that number and ranking.  First off, the Giants are the highest ranked team in Net Bases Gained for a team with negative SB gained.  The next highest are the Reds, in 17th place with +20 Net Bases Gained.  All the other teams did it with guys who
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