1 of 10Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images; Chuck Solomon/SI
Edgar Renteria and Marcus Giles
Though he has slowed down of late, Renteria has 251 career steals to his credit. Giles had reached double digits in steals for three consecutive seasons heading into 2006.
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Corey Patterson and Brian Roberts
Roberts has stolen at least 20 bases for three straight years and already has nine this season. Exiled from the Cubs, Patterson is 15 for 16 in steals this season and swiped 32 bags in 2004.
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Rafael Furcal and Kenny Lofton
While with the Indians, Lofton led the AL in steals every season from 1992 to `96. At age 38, Lofton is still running -- he has 10 steals this season. Furcal also has 10 steals this year and has swiped at least 20 bags in all six of his full seasons.
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Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon
With the sluggers the Yankees have, these two can walk home half the time. But they can run, too -- they have 19 steals combined this season.
5 of 10Joel Auerbach/US Presswire; Brad Mangin/SI
Jimmy Rollins and Bobby Abreu
Abreu has been a 30 home run/30 steals man twice in his career, while Rollins was the 2001 NL stolen base champion and swiped 41 bags last year.
6 of 10Frank Victores/US PRESSWIRE; AP
Felipe Lopez and Ryan Freel
Freel doesn't need a regular spot in the lineup to produce -- he's stolen 11 bases already this year, second on the team to Lopez's 16.
7 of 10John Biever/SI; Heinz Kluetmeier/SI
Scott Podsednik and Tadahito Iguchi
These two set the table for the World Series champion White Sox last year, stealing 74 bags between them.
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Orlando Cabrera and Chone Figgins
Figgins was the AL steals champion last year with 62 and has 15 swipes this season. Cabrera stole 21 bags last year and has eight so far in '06.
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Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran
The 22-year-old Reyes has 110 career steals, while Beltran is the master of knowing when to run -- he is the all-time leader in stolen-base percentage (216 of 245, 88 percent).
10 of 10Matt May/US PRESSWIRE; Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Carl Crawford and Joey Gathright
These may be the two fastest players in the majors. Only in his fifth season, Crawford has 182 career steals. Gathright stole 20 in only 76 games last year and has nine so far in '06.
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