Here is a stat passed on to me from "The Lord of Bunts" (Coach Cooley)
Good stat: MLB hitters had a batting average of .143 last year with pitches out of the strike zone. Good stat to tell pitchers when emphasizing getting up in the count.
You must be disciplined at the plate. Have a plan!
Here is the plan we promote:
0 strikes- have that 2-0 count approach, look for something to hammer
1 strike- hammer the next pitch that comes into the hitting zone
2 strikes- nothing gets through the strike zone, put it in play