According to Baseball Savant, Sprint Speed is Statcast’s foot speed measurement. It is defined as feet per second in a player’s fastest one second window. The MLB average is 27 ft/sec. Here are the top ten speedsters in MLB today based on Statcast’s Sprint Speed.
Top 10 Speedsters in MLB
10 Rajai Davis – 29.3 ft/sec
At 37 years old, Rajai Davis is still flying around the bases. In his twelfth season in the league last year, and stole a total of 29 bases.
9 Manuel Margot – 29.3 ft/sec
Margot is a budding star in San Diego, and it is just a matter of time until he breaks out. In his first full season with the Padres he hit 13 home runs and stole 17 bases.
8 Keon Bronxton – 29.5 ft/sec
Bronxton is a rare case of power and speed, as he had 20 home runs and 21 stolen bases last season. However, he needs to cut down the strike outs.
7 Delino Deshields – 29.6 ft/sec
Deshields has certainly showed the Rangers he has some wheels, as he has stolen 25+ bases in two of his three big league seasons.
6 Amed Rosario – 29.7 ft/sec
Amed Rosario had a slow start to his big league career in 2017, however eh certainly showed he can fly around the bases.
5 Trea Turner – 29.1 ft/sec
Just to put into perspective how fast Turner is, he has 81 stolen bases in 198 career games.
4 Dee Gordon – 29.7 ft/sec
Dee Gordon is one of the best base stealers in the game today, without a doubt.
3 Bradley Zimmer – 29.9 ft/sec
Bradley Zimmer is just scratching the surface for the Indians, once he earns regular playing time watch out.
2 Billy Hamilton – 30.1 ft/sec
Billy Hamilton has been, and always will be one of the fastest guys to play the game of baseball today.
1 Byron Buxton – 30.2 ft/sec
Buxton has had a slow start to his MLB career, however one thing that hasn’t started slow is his speed.