Originally Posted by dougdirt
I can't see Hamilton stealing enough to win the SL SB crown. He has 21 so far and the leader has 39. The Blue Wahoos only have 27 games left. So unless a few guys in the mid to high 30's in steals get hurt or promoted all at the same time, it just isn't going to happen.
Hmmm at his semi-torrid current rate of 21 steals in 24 Southern League games, he will end up with 24 more steals or 45 total. Josh Prince, the league leader has stolen 39 bases in 111 games, at that rate he will have 49 at seasons end. Lee, who has 37 currently will have 47 at season end.
The odds say Billy will not catch him or the other leaders, but it is certainly within striking distance. (Throw in the fact that teh #1 and #2 each have only one SB in their last 9 games and it starts to look even more attainable.
Of course if Billy reverts to his Bakersfield SB rate, he will blow by both of them and have 55 at seasons end.