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Nerfherders wrote:In my experience players score about 40% of the time they get on base - this seems to be fairly universal, so the more times someone gets on base, the more runs they will score. This isnt necesarrily true for individual players, but for teams overall.
cordscords wrote:Gives you an opportunity to steal and score a run, shows that you saw the ball well enough to get on base.
Then again, so does a hit.
For fantasy purposes, walks dont mean anything statistically. But walks are a fairly good indicator for other things.
So while they are nice, they arent neccesarelly helping.
garf112 wrote:I've seen studies about aging that might help us here. A player's walk rate and his HR total go up as he gets older. Does that tell us that a more patient player will see his HR total go up? Maybe. Just food for thought.
I don't think the walks take away from HR opportunities, as the player obviously did not see a pitch that he could hit out of the park in that at bat. Unless he is Mike Piazza and watches meatballs go down the pipe on EVERY 3-0 count.
They may take away from RBI totals a little bit. Runner on 3rd less than two outs. Player walks... no rbi. Player hits the ball, but gets out... high probability of getting an rbi.
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