Batting Splits By Counts ~ Top Ten Batting Average Leaders In American And National Leagues For 2009!
Batting splits by counts, a complete year end summary of how the top 10 hitters from the American and National Leagues fared in each of the 12 possible counts hitters can find themselves in.
These particular stats have valuable information for coaches and hitters, as they show a definate seperation betweeen success and strugling, clearly defined by the pitch count.
There are definate reasons for this seperation, which are discussed below.
Those reasons can help a hitter develop a philosophy, or plan, to take to the plate for every at bat. The same reasons are just as valuable to coaches as they determine their offensive philosophy and how they would like their team to approach an at bat.
These statistics are more than just numbers, they are a reason to possibly re-think how at bats are approached.
Take a look at the tables below, we'll disect them further down! I promise you, these statistics are not boring or fluff, they are a tool as much as a bat, glove and fungo are tools.
AL 2009 / Top 10 Averages
NL 2009 / Top 10 Averages
Hitting With 2 Strikes Is Meager At Best!
In 2009, 49% of all MLB at bats were in 2 strike situations. Just one percentage point below the half mark; how did the best baseball players fare in those 2 strike counts?
They hit a cumulative .187, in 81,539 at bats. In 2000, the average was .192, in 2007 it was .189 and in 2008 it was .190.
The percentage of 2 strike at bats has risen from 46% in 2000, to 49% in 2009.
The batting average in 2 strike counts has been slowly going down as well, to .187 in 2009.
Best Of The Best, % Of 2 Strike At Bats?
How did they hit in first pitch counts?
Count Hitting Tips ~ From the Dugout
The Same Set Of Statistics Works As Well For Pitchers As It Does For Hitters!
Put Your Mind In A Position To Be Successful!
Additional Hitting Topics
You won't hit what you don't see; No matter how perfect your swing is! Hitting
They hand you a round bat, someone throws a round ball at you, and they tell you to square it up! Proven team approach
An approach that enabled our players to put the ball in play early and often, a recipe for success Keys to success
We don't miss these pitches and we don't try to do too much ( Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, John Olerud ) Batter development
One valuable goal is to coach players to become their own best hitting coach Batting Average Analysis
What it can tell you to help create a positive hitting plan Rookie progressions
Keep it fun and simple, encourage them to turn it loose and swing Advanced progressions
Watching batting styles of professional baseball players one might assume that anything goes, in relation to pre-pitch movement Hitting The Situation
A key part of teamwork and offensive production ~
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