Phillies all-time list: Top 10 speedsters

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 23: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs to second base on an attempted steal in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 23: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs to second base on an attempted steal in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on June 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 24: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies takes a lead off base during a MLB game against the San Francisco Giants on July 24, 1993 at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 24: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies takes a lead off base during a MLB game against the San Francisco Giants on July 24, 1993 at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

8 – Lenny Dykstra

Dykstra was in his fifth Major League season when he was traded along with reliever Roger McDowell from the Mets to the Phillies for Juan Samuel.  Already an established stolen base threat, Dykstra swiped 116 bases in 141 attempts with the Mets. He continued his success on the bases with the Phillies, stealing at least 20 bases four times and three times surpassing 30.

During the 1993 NL Championship season, he established a career-high of 37 steals. Dykstra’s best success rate with the team was in 1990 when he stole 33 of 38 attempts. His .782 success rate ranks fourth among base stealers on this list. Dykstra retired with 285 stolen bases, 169 with the Phillies.

7 – Doug Glanville

One of the most intelligent and sound center fielders in his eras, Glanville played six of his nine Major League seasons with the Phillies. Before his time in Philadelphia, Glanville swiped 44 of 61 attempts with the Cubs. Clearly at his peak in Philadelphia, Glanville surpassed the 20 stolen base plateau four times and 30 bases twice. He stole a career-high 34 bases in 1999 while being caught just twice.

Glanville’s .856 stolen base percentage with the Phillies is second to Utley on this list. He swiped 143 bases while in a Phillies uniform and 168 in his career.

6 – Shane Victorino

Victorino was a key component during arguably the best era in Phillies baseball. He stole seven bases in 36 games for the Padres in 2003 and didn’t play in the Major Leagues in 2004. After two quiet years with the Phillies Victorino took off on the bases in 2007 when he stole 37 while being caught just four times. This began a four year stretch of at least 20 steals for the club. Victorino stole a career-best 39 in 2012 (15 with the Phillies, 24 with the Dodgers). “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” stolen 179 bases in a Phillies uniform with a success rate of 82 percent.

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