Originally Posted by 1908<2005
There's a reason Adam Dunn has never been in the playoffs in his career. He may hit home runs and draw walks but he doesn't do anything but strikeout other than that. Productive outs are something that can't be seen in the boxscore.
Yes they can - you get a RBI for a productive out.
Moving runners from first to second, or 2nd to 3rd, in most cases, are unproductive. Yes, it's better than making an out and NOT doing that, but it's not a positive outcome.