Originally Posted by TSJ55
No. It takes less contact to hit a sac fly than to hit a home run. More margin for error. Failed home runs are strike outs. Which are completely useless in that situation.
Also, it's not "whenever you want", nor have I made that argument.
Last time for this as I realize we'ell never get anywhere:
If the first hittable pitch can be lifted into the outfield, do that, don't wait.
If the first hittable pitch is low and inside, and you can hit a double down the line, by all means, do that, but don't pass up a sac fly opportunity waiting for another opportunity that might not come along.
Failed home runs can also be triples, doubles, singles, sac flies, ground ball outs, line drive outs or errors.
Swinging at "a liftable" ball can result in a pop up. Try to get a hit if they throw you strikes. Accept a sac fly if it happens, but actively trying for one is stupid.