Reply to "HS Batting Averages: Is .300 good?"

GREAT CEASER'S GHOST!!!!!!!!! Amazing as it is TR I agree with you [for the most part]. What is the world coming to.

Shep:

Batting average is relative to the competition. Not only the quality of the pitching as TR suggests but the quality of the defense. That said, .300 might be a good average for a freshman in any High School League. Likewise, .400 might not be a good average for a senior in an average High School League.

However, BA should not be the only thng examined by the coach/scout in his evaluation of a potential hitter. What is the players on base%? What is his slugging %? How often does he strike out per at bat? How many walks does he have? How many extra-base hits does he average per 10 at bats?

In other words, I don't believe BA average alone and not placed in context with other factors and stats means much at all.

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