contact hitter

noun

Definition of contact hitter 

: a hitter in baseball who seldom strikes out

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Jose Altuve Pros: Best contact hitter in the league. Ted Berg, For The Win, "Who is the second best player in Major League Baseball?," 26 Apr. 2018 Moore arrived in 2006 and finally hit on the winning formula for a team with a modest payroll and a spacious park: contact hitters, slick defenders, dominant relievers and short-term No. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "After Reviving the Royals, Hosmer and Cain Try to Spark Other Teams," 5 Mar. 2018 Key returning starters include senior SS/2B Jackson Loftin and 2B/SS Diego Davilla up the middle, two of the best contact hitters. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Baseball: Klein Collins aims for 6th straight district title," 2 Mar. 2018 One of the major questions prior to this series was whether the Yankees’ swing-and-miss staff would be able to whiff Houston’s contact hitters—the Astros' bat-to-ball skills have the lead so far. Jack Dickey, SI.com, "Dallas Keuchel Spearheads Astros' 2-1 Win Over Yankees in ALCS Game 1," 13 Oct. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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