Originally Posted by DoItForDanPasqua
I'm not sure if that is true or at least other SABR types may disagree. Each time that you put the ball in play you have an equal chance of reaching base safely. A player with a high BABIP may be getting lucky, but you don't have the chance to get lucky if you strike out.
But most don't view strikeouts as completely detrimental. Of course there are varying camps.