giants8307 wrote:It's tough to believe every major league hitter is a guess hitter.
I heard Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn discuss hitting on TV a number of times and this was one of their main areas of disagreement. Ted said you had to guess and Gwynn said he never/rarely guessed.
I do think, though, that there is probably more guess hitting going on today than ever before. The emphasis on HRs and the acceptance of huge strikeout totals makes guess hitting almost obligatory. Guess and swing from the heels.
I think the most amazing comment I've read/heard/seen about hitting in the majors is that a batter must start his swing before
the pitcher releases the ball in order to hit. That even sounds impossible...but it's true.