Welcome to Three True Outcomes, where we’ll examine the past week in Mizzou Baseball through the lens of the three true outcomes — strikeouts, walks and home runs. How did the Tigers whiff, how did they take advantage of what was given to them and what did they knock out of the park?
Before we get started with the actual piece, a bit of a preamble for you non-baseball folk. There’s a way of describing certain hitters who tend to be feast-or-famine when it comes to their plate approach. These players are called, “Three true outcome hitters,” because of their propensity for accomplishing one of three things at the plate — a strikeout, a walk or a home run.