Walter Rasquin Sets Cyclones Stolen Base Record

By Jacob Resnick

September 1, 2017 1 Comment

(Jacob Resnick/Mets Minors)

By swiping his 31st bag of the 2017 season on Friday, Brooklyn Cyclones infielder Walter Rasquin set a franchise record for single season stolen bases. Rasquin broke the mark held by Angel Pagan, who stole 30 bases for the Cyclones in their inaugural season back in 2001.

Rasquin entered the week with 25 stolen bases, but he jumped the pace by swiping two bases on Monday, another one on Wednesday, and a pair on Thursday in the doubleheader against Lowell. In the nightcap, Rasquin also socked his first home run of the year, a walk-off shot to left field.

The 21-year-old was named a New York-Penn League All Star in August, and is hitting .300/.342/.417 with a NYPL best 21 doubles on the year.