The Machine that Goes “Ping”: The bunt stops here

In our last article, we saw that the new flat-seamed ball has led to an increase in scoring in college baseball. If you’re used to Major League Baseball, you might be relieved, since more scoring means runs are easier to come by, which in turns means teams should start moving away from small ball tactics such as stealing too oftenand bunting. Especially bunting. Man, do sabermetric people hate bunting.

Part of The Machine that Goes “Ping”, my occasional college baseball column. Read the rest at Beyond the Box Score.


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