MLB DG: Why Approach Matters

This article will example the importance of approach and why, despite slugging homers, there are a bunch of players in danger of failing to live up to expectations because they simply don’t go about the at-bat in the right way.

 

A STARTING POINT

The more pitches a player sees, the more likely he is to reach base. It’s a fairly old, and accurate, statement that coaches have made to their young/aggressive hitters for years. Here’s the data from 2017.

Players posted a .355 OBP on the first pitch they saw.

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