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Old 11-05-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by TDog View Post
It isn't a matter of doing this or that because these are the odds of success over the course of this or 10, 20 or 50 seasons. Baseball isn't poker or a casino table game where players know the the hard percentages. If you coach your players to become more skilled at doing what is needed in different situations, you are going to outperform the global numbers. Michael Brantley bunted three times this year and had three bunt singles for his effort. He almost hit a home run with two outs in the ninth in the and the typing run deep behind hm in the dugout before he struck out to end the Astros season. His lack of execution in his last at bat, although he had ample company, was more important than the percentage value of his approach.
Funny that Brantley did a whole bunch of contact hitting in the playoffs before that foul HR. I kind of think the latter was just a result of where the ball was pitched. Just my observation.
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