Intuitivley I know that a batter making a pitcher throw a lot of pitches durring a single at bat is a good thing.
But are there any numbers to show how good of thing this is?
Are there any stats to show that the next batter has an X% better chance of getting a hit? Or that for each additional pitch thrown over the "average" at bat amount, the chances for runs scored increases by y%? Is there even an "average" number of pitches thrown in a normal MLB at bat?
Just currious if there is any numerical data to support how good it is when a batter strings a pitcher out on a long at bat.