I mean stats for swinging at first pitch, or swinging on 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 count, where it's obvious that the player didn't take until he had a strike. Kids that had a green light and swung at the first strike they saw.
That seems to be a more valid comparison of whether hitters are more successful by taking until they have a strike or if they are free to swing at the first strike they see (whether they CHOOSE to swing or not then becomes their decision).
That becomes a better comparison of success whether they have a green light to swing at first strike, or if that option is taken away from a player to do same. For me, this becomes more telling than comparing the subset to the total population.
Ok Nuke, been bizzy but finally got a chance to take a look.
PAs = 2,863
ABs = 668 – Only PAs that were terminated on the 1st pitch or where the count was 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, or 4-0.
Hits = 222
Walks = 51
HBPs = 40
Sacs = 39
BA = .332
OBP = .392