Posted by MikeT23 on 11/26/2012 1:59:00 PM (view original):
Contact puts the ball in play(less strikeouts). When you have to fight for every run, less strikeouts is a good thing.
I guess I was thinking that high contact would be better served in a hitter's park, and particularly somewhere like KC that favours non-power hitters.
I'd favour power over contact in a place that suppresses hitting. More bases with fewer hits.
I get that contact and eye are key for consistent results anywhere, and I'll take the higher contact guy all things being equal, but if you're trying to find flawed guys on the cheap, big eye/power hitters might be a counterintuitive (and thereby even cheaper) choice when you're thinking about grinding out runs.
My point is that I'd rather bet on a guy running into one than have to rely on 2-3 singles in an inning to score.