Story written by: Jake Exline
While Detroit Tigers’ outfielder Quintin Berry may have had somewhat below average season if you just look at his stats, he has made the best of his opportunity and accomplished quite a rare, historic feat. Berry has achieved something that has only been accomplished 4 times in Major League Baseball history. According to Baseball-Almanac.com, Berry’s 21 consecutive stolen bases in a single season tied him for second all-time with Kevin McReynolds, who accomplished the feat in 1988. Berry’s speed has clearly been his key to “success” in the Majors.
Quintin Berry as a remarkably quick first step to second base, and he has an innate ability to read pitchers to know the exact precise moment to take off. With his speed, he can maintain a medium-high .348 batting average with balls in play (BABIP). However, his big and unbalanced swing prevents him from being anywhere close to consistent.
Berry could be an invaluable asset on the basepaths if he could cut ba...