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Reply to "Taking pitches until a strike is called"

 In the stats I would suspect its the weaker hitters taking or being told to take a strike so you would expect the "take a strike" averages to lower based upon talent.

I am sure you can win more HS and below games by taking strikes, maybe some college games,  but I am not sure you can win games against a good pitching taking strikes, unless the other team can't hit either.   Regardless, it makes for a very long game and nobody is learning to hit by taking strikes. 

When I coached a Little League team I never had them take strikes because they didn't learn to hit and as a bonus I didn't have to stand there for 3 hours watching kids walk around the bases and learning nothing.

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