Posted by burnsy483 on 1/30/2013 11:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dedelman on 1/30/2013 9:21:00 PM (view original):Where?
Posted by MikeT23 on 1/30/2013 3:16:00 PM (view original):There's a TON of evidence that this is correct.
Scattered about the forums. Pulling out a couple of quick examples:
1) When they ended the steroid era-- when they reduced the number of HRs in the game-- the number of fewer HRs was accompanied by exactly that number of increased singles, suggesting the single/HR decision is after the hit/out decision, and not that balls are hit to an area (because then there would have been an increase in flyouts with the decrease in HR).
2) See the other active thread I'm involved in; players with a lot of infield hits have the same avg as players with similar contact/splits but no infield hits. Suggests that the play is determined to be a single and then an infield single is "flavor," as opposed to a dribbler that is a single or an out based on the runner's speed.
I'll try to remember to add others as
I remember them.