Originally Posted by Newman4
How is a walk as good as a single?
I know in total base stats it counts the same and some have commented on it being equal. But, the obvious difference to me is that a single can score a runner from third or second and a walk cannot. (unless the bases are loaded for the runner to score from third of course) I'm not arguing about this, just needing some clarification for future reference.
Neither result in an out. Both result in the batter advancing one base.
You can't and shouldn't give the hitter more credit (RBI) for something he has no control over (runners on base when he comes to the plate).