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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Contact player, contact hitter. The scrappy shortstop was never afraid to dive for a ball or get dirty running the bases in her four varsity seasons.
Strickland, who stands 6-foot-2, 187 pounds, sees himself as a contact hitter who looks to drive the ball into the gaps.
The Mets are in second place and David Wright is hitting .370 after a pair of seasons that saw him dip from a lifetime .300 contact hitter into a .283 and .254 groundball machine.
Third, Cobb's Deadball home run totals appear quaint compared to Lively ball era totals and seem to bespeak a contact hitter's batting style.
A native of Czechoslovakia, Valo was a solid contact hitter and a fearless competitor, hitting over .300 five times.
He understands the excitement they generate and knows that in baseball a contact hitter, like himself, is comparable to a point guard in basketball.
Edmondson is a pure contact hitter. In 2009 at Pittsfield, he led the league with a .332 batting average.
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.
Courtney is a good contact hitter who puts the ball in play and does a good job moving runners.