Iíd say you were on the right track to find out some interesting information, but Iím not sure that with the very meager information youíve asked for, much of a judgment can be made as to the relation of 2 strike hitting to overall production.
Originally Posted by dominik
The percentage of PAs that see 2 strikes is pretty straight forward. Just to get an idea about what weíre talking about, I checked our HS teamís numbers for the 21 games this season. Of 763 PAís, 309 went to 2 strikes sometime during the PA. Thatís 40.5%. Of those 309, 48 ended in a base hit, or 6.1% of all PAs, or 15.5% of all 2 strike PAs.
But those are just gross numbers and donít really tell a whole lot because thereís a lot of different ways they can be broken down. FI, did the PA start with a 1st pitch strike or ball, and how did the results differ depending on not just the umpireís count, but the REAL count where they may have been 6 strikes in the PA?
The pitcher whoís afraid to throw strikes, will soon be standing in the shower with the hitter who's afraid to swing.