Originally Posted by Alpha Zero
You'd need to factor in the CS numbers as well. A base runner needs to steal successfully about 80% of the time for it to be worth the risk of getting thrown out.
Exactly. While I'm not quite willing to go so far as to say his steals are a NET 0, it's just as silly to add those bases straight to the bottom line.
I think you have to view him as a .854 OPS hitter if that's what he shows himself to be. The speed may add some benefit if the percentage goes up, but nothing huge IMO.