Re: Foul Balls - do they indicate anything?
I think it depends on the situation.
If the batter is hitting long, foul balls into the stands during regular at bats, it might likely mean he's getting a good piece of it and seeing the ball well... he may eventually be successful in straightening it out and hit a nice long ball into fair territory. It could be a HR, into the gap, or of course, into an outfielder's glove.
If he's fouling off balls in an effort to stay alive at the plate, that's a good thing too as it runs up the pitch count, but there's a lesser chance that he'll get a hit because he's either fouling off bad pitches to stay alive and/or he's not seeing the ball well (or perhaps the pitcher is consistently throwing really good stuff)... in this situation, is the batter more likely to ground out or strike out?
Just my own perception... and I'm probably dead wrong.
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