Originally Posted by blumj
Wouldn't pitches per plate appearance be a more accurate reflection than Ks? There are hitters who see a lot of pitches but don't K a lot.
Guys who see a lot of pitches tend to walk and strike out more than guys who hit the ball earlier in the count. If you think about it, it makes sense.
Guys who can work the count, see a lot of pitches, and avoid K's are extremely rare.
TheGARB posted an excellent article on this subject. It's about halfway down the page.