I just picked up the Graphical Player 2008 and I’m taking a look at the speed index for batters. Problem is, I’m a little slow and I don’t understand it.

The description about the speed index says “Speed Index(SX) is just an estimate of the rate at which a hitter tries to steal (successfully or not).” It’s supposed to be a reflection of the manager’s tendency to send a player. The numbers in the book range from zero to 600, with lines at 200 & 400.

Can someone explain this in a way I can understand this? For the life of me I just can’t figure out what the Speed Index means or how it’s calculated. Thanks in advance!

The description about the speed index says “Speed Index(SX) is just an estimate of the rate at which a hitter tries to steal (successfully or not).” It’s supposed to be a reflection of the manager’s tendency to send a player. The numbers in the book range from zero to 600, with lines at 200 & 400.

Can someone explain this in a way I can understand this? For the life of me I just can’t figure out what the Speed Index means or how it’s calculated. Thanks in advance!

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