The First “Half” in Leaders of 2013

Well, it's not exactly the first "half," but we find ourselves at the All-Star break nonetheless. And though things haven't been quite as exciting on the basepaths this year (especially in the inside-the-park category), there have been a number of notable trotters to fill the time.

Listed below are the ten quickest and ten slowest trotters of the year (minimum: three trots). As always, trots that were not continuous (ie, the runner stopped somewhere on the bases, if even just for a second) and trots that do not show the player touching home plate (from any of the numerous camera angles available) were not counted.

The list of quickest and slowest individual trots can still be found here.

The Ten Quickest Trotters of 2013

  • 1. Adam Rosales (4 trots) – 16.53 secs.
  • 2. Francisco Cervelli (3) – 17.58 secs.
  • 3. Angel Pagan (3) – 17.62 secs.
  • 4. Peter Bourjos (3) – 17.70 secs.
  • 5. Brendan Ryan (3) – 18.00 secs.
  • 6. Chris Heisey (4) – 18.30 secs.
  • 7. Derek Dietrich (9) – 18.40 secs.
  • 8. David Lough (3) – 18.41 secs.
  • 9. Yasiel Puig (8) – 18.46 secs.
  • 10. Carlos Gomez (14) – 18.51 secs.

The Ten Slowest Trotters of 2013

  • 1. David Ortiz (17 trots) – 28.21 secs.
  • 2. Hanley Ramirez (8) – 25.97 secs.
  • 3. Todd Helton (6) – 25.77 secs.
  • 4. Aramis Ramirez (4) – 25.37 secs.
  • 5. Victor Martinez (5) – 25.20 secs.
  • 6. Billy Butler (7) – 25.07 secs.
  • 7. Ramon Hernandez (3) – 25.01 secs.
  • 8. Alfonso Soriano (16) – 24.91 secs.
  • 9. Mark Reynolds (15) – 24.80 secs.
  • 10. Adrian Gonzalez (13) – 24.61 secs.
Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.

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