Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Brief And Obvious Point For Baseball Scouts And Writers

These are tools for hitting
When you talk about the Hit Tool of baseball players, you sound utterly ridiculous.

If you want to say that a guy can hit pitches all over the strike zone, talk about his plate coverage. If you want to talk about his ability to hit for extra bases, talk about his power. If you want to say that he's tough to strike out because he makes good contact, say that.

When you talk about his hit tool, you roll a bunch of disparate aspects of a player's offense into one nebulous and idiotic catch phrase. Assuming, of course, that you aren't just going for porn overtones.

You don't need to do this. You can stop it.

And if you can't...

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