Re: Strike out = to any other out?
Originally Posted by BadFundamentals
TRF, You stated earlier:
A "Productive Out" is basically just a "base" for your team. That's a base you don't get if you strikeout.
The teams that did well with "Productive Outs" last year were up over 200. Teams that didn't (like the Reds) were ~150. An extra 50-75 bases in "critical" situations would mean some "critical" Runs and certainly more WINS.
Yet another incorrect assumption.
The Boston Red Sox ranked 27th in MLB in Productive Outs. They ranked first in Runs Scored.
"The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer
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