Who could be on the radar?

Many Cincinnati Reds fans are waiting to find out who becomes the lead-off hitting CF for next season. I have done some searching and while looking at games that had lead-off hitters who played CF I came across players with 5 or more TOB in 2012. Some of the names are never going to happen but a few were mentioned in trade rumors with the Reds at the trade deadline so they might still be in talks now. (Fowler and Span)

Now I know many will ask, why did you not search for guys that had stolen bases over times on base and the answer is exactly the same as what Dusty Baker said during the season. “You can’t steal bases if you can’t get on base.” So, a good lead-off hitter in my mind is someone who can get on base a lot and if he has good speed and can steal a few bases that is just a nice added bonus.

2012 lead-off hitters playing CF who had 5 or more TOB

                                                                               
Rk           Player          Date  Tm Opp   Rslt PA R H RBI BB TOB Pos. Summary
1     Dexter Fowler 2012-09-09(2) COL PHI L  4-7  5 0 3   0  2   5           CF
2    Austin Jackson    2012-08-28 DET KCR L  8-9  5 3 3   0  2   5           CF
3       Angel Pagan    2012-08-03 SFG COL W 16-4  6 4 3   1  2   5           CF
4     Dexter Fowler 2012-05-28(2) COL HOU W  7-6  6 3 4   3  1   5           CF
5     Gerardo Parra    2012-05-26 ARI MIL W  8-5  5 2 4   0  1   5           CF
6        Mike Trout    2012-05-20 LAA SDP L  2-3  6 2 3   1  2   5        CF LF
7       Denard Span    2012-04-12 MIN LAA W 10-9  6 1 4   1  1   5           CF

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 11/3/2012.

And for those wanting to know the search for SB in 2012.

2012 lead-off hitters playing CF who had 3 or more SB.

                                                                           
Rk            Player       Date  Tm Opp   Rslt PA R H BB SB CS Pos. Summary
1    Jacoby Ellsbury 2012-08-09 BOS CLE L  3-5  5 1 1  1  3  0           CF
2         Mike Trout 2012-08-06 LAA OAK W  4-0  5 0 2  1  3  0        CF LF
3         Mike Trout 2012-07-05 LAA BAL W  9-7  5 2 2  1  3  0        CF LF
4      Gregor Blanco 2012-06-22 SFG OAK W  5-4  5 0 2  1  3  1           CF
5         Coco Crisp 2012-06-19 OAK LAD W  3-0  5 1 2  2  3  0           CF
6         Mike Trout 2012-06-18 LAA SFG L  3-5  5 1 1  1  3  0           CF
7       Tony Campana 2012-06-12 CHC DET W  4-3  5 0 2  0  3  0           CF
8     Jordan Schafer 2012-04-10 HOU ATL L  4-6  5 2 3  0  3  0           CF

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 11/3/2012.

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