Originally Posted by BadFundamentals
what makes no "logical sense whatsoever" (again) ,and is the point of this thread, is that you'll acknowledge strikeouts are GOOD for pitchers but you contend they are not BAD for hitters.
You're trying to say that there is a positive correlation between a hitter's strikeouts and his offensive contribution??
Don't forget to include pitchers and their at bats.
Your Bosox fact is what it is. But strikeouts is NOT the only variable at work with that example.
you are so close to getting it.
psst. the key isn't strikeouts.
it's on base percentage. Dunn gets on base 38% of the time. When your team has a high OBP, they tend to score a lot of runs.
And guys like Dunn are rare. High OBP, monster power.