Re: Digging Deep into Plate Discipline and Unlocking a Secret to Hitting
Originally Posted by ochre
Casey's pitches per plate appearance numbers should point out why he doesn't see too many 2 strike counts. He swings early and often.
Yep, that's why I'd argue it's the least important of the three factors. The absolute best hitters in the game in terms of plate discipline (Bonds and Big Frank) have such great plate discipline that they're also able to avoid two-strike counts more than the league average. I suppose it could be argued that fear plays a large role in hitters being able to wildly succeed in all three; most guys who take a ton of pitches are going to see two strikes just by virtue of seeing a lot of pitches.
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