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.
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.
Furcal is a contact hitter who struck out just 38 times in 699at-bats with the Chicago Cubs last season and who has struck out only once every 16.
Like Pedroia, Andrews was a catalytic force at the top of the batting order, a second baseman who had a knack for making big plays in the field at key times in a game, and a contact hitter with some pop in his bat.
The fact he is a contact hitter with little power who draws few walks made him the perfect guy for the No.
He (Cross) was a contact hitter with a high on-base percentage," Dillon said.
That brought up utility infielder Ramon Martinez, a contact hitter with little power, and the Astros' infield moved to the front of the dirt.