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Reply to "Taking pitches until a strike is called"

Nuke83 posted:

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