What is a Contact Hitter in Baseball?
posted in General by Chris Sloan
Baseball players who are contact hitters have a specific set of characteristics that distinguish them from other types of hitters. They are often smaller in stature, have quicker reflexes, and a good eye for the ball. Contact hitters focus on making contact with the ball instead of trying to hit it out of the park. They aim for base hits, bunts, and sacrifice flies to move runners around the bases. Contact hitters prioritize consistency over power and often have a high batting average with fewer strikeouts than power hitters.