Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
. The benefits of extra contact are erased by the extra double plays and fielder's choices they create.
Disagree. Can you support this statement?
Especially on a guy like Stubbs.. He's very difficult to double up.
There are cases where an out can advance a runner. Larkin was the master of hitting the ball to RF to advance the runner. That's a productive at bat, even if it sometimes caused an out.
Again, I'm not saying there's a case where an out is better than a BB or hit.. Just saying that some outs advance the runner, induce errors, sac flies, etc. I guess I see no downside to extra contact, as you imply.
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