Posted by tecwrg on 5/29/2014 3:11:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 5/29/2014 2:33:00 PM (view original):2013 MLB totals: 19.9% strikeout rate for all hitters. 4.17 runs/game for all teams
Posted by tecwrg on 5/29/2014 2:29:00 PM (view original):You never answered this:
Posted by MikeT23 on 5/29/2014 2:25:00 PM (view original):I think the assumption is that a "just making contact with 2 strikes" means that you swing like an eight year old girl.
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/29/2014 2:20:00 PM (view original):Why does every struck ball, with two strikes, have to be a dribbler to the pitcher? We're talking about 400ish of the best baseball players in the world.
It's better to put the ball in play than to strike out. It's also better to hit the ball hard than to bunt the ball back to the pitcher. There are different "levels" to putting the ball in play.
Why don't teams score more runs when they strike out less?
2008 MLB totals: 17.5% strikeout rate for all hitters. 4.65 runs/game for all teams
2003 MLB totals: 16.4% strikeout rate for all hitters. 4.73 runs/game for all teams
Do you see a trend between strikeouts and runs scored?
A) If you look at scoring for teams, there's no correlation between Ks and runs scored.
B) When looking at the entire league, you need to do more than just cherry pick three seasons. Runs scored will vary depending on tons of variables.
Strikeouts are absolutely up in 2014. The K/game rate for the entire league is over 2 standard deviations up from the 1969-2014 mean. If that's causing a problem, there should be some sort of corresponding reduction in runs scored. There isn't. The runs/game total for 2014 is easily within one standard deviation of the 1969-2014 mean.