contact hitter


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contact hitter

n. Baseball
A batter who seldom strikes out and usually puts the ball in play but does not hit with power.
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The Poly High of Long Beach product, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, was already a contact hitter by the time he was old enough to read, and these were his heroes, the guys who finished each season with a high average, 200 hits and always contended for batting titles.
The perception of Cobb as solely a contact hitter has long been in need of revision.
A native of Czechoslovakia, Valo was a solid contact hitter and a fearless competitor, hitting over .
He understands the excitement they generate and knows that in baseball a contact hitter, like himself, is comparable to a point guard in basketball.
Garret Anderson managed to avoid the derby drain after he won the contest in 2003, but he has always been a contact hitter as opposed to a swing-from-the-heels type.
He's a contact hitter with very good knowledge of the zone.
But he should strive to be a good contact hitter rather than a poor power hitter.
He's a good fastball hitter, a good contact hitter and I don't think he's going to ground into a double play because he's fast," Roenicke said.
She is solid offensively, and a good contact hitter.