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    Number of pitches per AB

    Does anybody know the average number of pitches thrown to a batter during an AB?

    What is the most common ball/strike count when a batter finally puts a ball in play (hits it fair)?

    What pitch number (regardless of count) is the one most often hit fair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbooth View Post
    Does anybody know the average number of pitches thrown to a batter during an AB?

    What is the most common ball/strike count when a batter finally puts a ball in play (hits it fair)?

    What pitch number (regardless of count) is the one most often hit fair?
    I looked at the stats of 3 players, and they all put the ball in play most often with a 0-0 count. That makes sense because it's the most common count. A 1-0 count doesn't happen every at-bat, and neither does 0-1.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi...i?n1=bondsba01
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi...i?n1=jeterde01
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi...gi?n1=sosasa01

    EDIT: Here's the numbers for all players in 2007...
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi...=TOT&year=2007


    If I'm reading this correctly, the average number of pitches per plate appearance is 3.76.
    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...to-the-hitter/
    Last edited by ipitch; 10-13-2007 at 11:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    If I'm reading this correctly, the average number of pitches per plate appearance is 3.76.
    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/ar...to-the-hitter/
    From the stats that you provided, if I calculated right the answers are;

    Does anybody know the average number of pitches thrown to a batter during an AB?

    3.4

    What is the most common ball/strike count when a batter finally puts a ball in play (hits it fair)?

    First pitch?

    What pitch number (regardless of count) is the one most often hit fair?

    Didn't calculate just BIP, but for AB's it's the 3rd pitch.

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