Originally Posted by Falcon7
So a slow or average speed guy could never beat out a ground ball? That is just flat Stupid!
I guess they should just walk back to the dougout after hitting an infield grounder...
Always have an excuse for everything, don't you.
I didn't say that. But even the fastest guys in baseball hit .150 on balls to infielders. Devin Mesoraco runs harder than anyone on the team. But he isn't fast. He hit .094 on balls on the infield. He reached on a throwing error once. Brandon Phillips hardly ever runs hard to first base. He hit .050 on balls to the infield, but he reached on errors 6 times.
Running hard isn't the reason guys are making errors with the exception of guys with plus speed.
Running hard may result in an extra 1-3 hits per season. I don't think 1-3 singles a year is worth getting bent out of shape over.