Tango: Why are strikeouts not costlier than other outs?
From Tom Tango at TangoTiger.com on November 27, 2017:
With two outs, a strikeout is just like any other batting out, in terms of its impact to scoring. The inning is over. With the bases empty, a strikeout is also just like any other batting out: we have an extra out and we still have the bases empty.
So, in these situations, the two outs or bases empty scenarios, a strikeout is just as costly as a batting out. These situations happen 76% of the time. So, three-quarters of the time, a strikeout is functionally equivalent to other batting outs, in terms of its impact to scoring.
We are therefore left with the other 24% of the time to consider.
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