Posted by dedelman on 1/30/2013 9:19:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 1/30/2013 12:42:00 PM (view original):Prove it. Or at least evidence it.
High speed rating + high bunt rating = lots of bunt base hits.
More seriously; infield hits are a flavor of single attributed more to speedier players, and don't actually help with anything. Bunt hits might or might not be the same; what I'd expect is that any increase in bunt hits would be from "sacrifice" situations, and would require a high bunt frequency for the team as well as high speed and high bunt rating. But since I personally take Earl Weaver's advice about the sacrifice bunt, I could be wrong here, and am willing to hear a counterargument.
Easy to prove. Pick a world. Player records page. Single season infield hits leaders.
I checked all three of my worlds. 15 players in all. All the single season infield hits leaders had high speed + high bunting.
Mantle (speed/bunt): 98/94, 100/78, 100/80, 100/78, 92/86
Moonlight Graham (speed/bunt): 100/85, 98/76. 99/89, 100/87. 98/84
Cooperstown (speed/bunt): 99/91, 92/95, 90/88, 93/89, 91/98