My question is, if the pitcher throws a first pitch fastball strike, should the batter be aiming to swing on this pitch unless the coach signals take?
My 16 year old is a good batter with lots of potential. (He’s also a good pitcher) but I see him take the first pitch strike quite often and many of those pitches look real juicy from where I sit.
I read somewhere, can’t remember where, that the batting average of batters who get 0-1 is .185 and the stats were taken over many years and thousands of bats.
I read a book by Ted Williams who never swung on the first pitch and backed up his theory with sound logic, but then he could afford to he was a great.
I suspect my son would lift is already respectable batting average if he swung on more first pitch strikes.