So a pitcher who went 1 for 2 would end up looking pretty terrible (average hitting performance by pitchers is very poor), but a pitcher who had 49AB and good stats would in fact hit pretty well.

Again, I am not sure about this, so apologies in advance if this is in fact incorrect.

I think this is correctPosted by contrarian23 on 11/30/2013 11:07:00 AM (view original):

I am not entirely sure about this, but I think they way they do it is they add in an "average hitting performance by pitchers" to however many AB you need to get to 50.

So a pitcher who went 1 for 2 would end up looking pretty terrible (average hitting performance by pitchers is very poor), but a pitcher who had 49AB and good stats would in fact hit pretty well.

Again, I am not sure about this, so apologies in advance if this is in fact incorrect.

Have any of you noticed pitchers being inserted in as pinch hitters before? If you uncheck pinch hitting in advanced settings would they be more apt to be used as a pinch hitter?

Pitchers with fewer than 50 AB never seem to hit well for me. I've heard about average hitting performance but haven't noticed it happening.

Sorry to be late on this I only play a couple times a year so I never saw this thread. There was a perfect player to do this experiment on, which I did 3 or 4 years ago, 1958 Don Larsen. 49 RL AB. And he did hit really well (check out his performance history). To me there is a 90% chance that it is what is said above and say a 10% chance that they use 50 AB/162 as the cutoff(which Larsen was then over).Posted by ncmusician_7 on 11/30/2013 7:48:00 PM (view original):I think this is correctPosted by contrarian23 on 11/30/2013 11:07:00 AM (view original):

I am not entirely sure about this, but I think they way they do it is they add in an "average hitting performance by pitchers" to however many AB you need to get to 50.

So a pitcher who went 1 for 2 would end up looking pretty terrible (average hitting performance by pitchers is very poor), but a pitcher who had 49AB and good stats would in fact hit pretty well.

Again, I am not sure about this, so apologies in advance if this is in fact incorrect.