You and I may never agree about what the numbers tell us but I bet we do agree that baseball is something of a "numbers" game.
What do Marty and Joe talk about "if you have a bat you're dangerous" ?? Well, unless you don't hit ANYTHING with the bat.
You give yourself no "chance" of reaching base (other than BB) if you don't hit anything. Situationally and in late innings (things that don't show up when you view the SEASON on a whole with just cumulative numbers) - the moments that separate winning TEAMS from losing teams - is when offensive strikeouts kill you the most.
Originally Posted by SteelSD
Fundamentally good hitters DO strike out.