One of the most overlooked aspects of the game of baseball is understanding the ins and outs of stealing bases. Developing a true knack for knowing when to run and when to stay put can significantly improve your success rate.
Here are 3 questions D-BAT Sports recommends you should ask yourself before stealing 2nd base:
#1: How Fast is the Pitcher’s Throw?
Using a stopwatch, figure out how fast you can expect the pitcher to throw the ball. An average pitcher may throw the ball in approx. 1.4 seconds, while a quick pitcher may get it there even faster.