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Yes. If in the Official Scorer's opinion, the batter would have been out at first base had the fielder chosen to make that play then the play is scored as a fielder's choice. The batter reaches first base safely, but is not credited with a hit and is charged with an at-bat. He's officially 0 for 1 on that play.

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Yes, it counts as an at bat.

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Can a fielders choice count as time at bat?


How does a fielders choice effect batting average?

It does not count as an at bat

Does a batter who hits into a fielders choice and has an rbi get credited with an at bat or is it scored like a sacrifice?

Yes, the batter is credited with an at-bat and scored as a fielders choice.

Is a bunt ever scored as a fielders choice and counted as a at bat?


Does a fielders choice count as an at-bat?

Yes Any event after a player appears at the plate -- even being hit by the pitcher on the first pitch -- is counted as a plate appearance.

Is it a hit if the runner running to 3rd base gets tagged out but there is no force?

No. This would be a fielders choice and would not count as a hit for the batter.

Does a fielders choice that bats in a run count as a sacrifice?

This is not a sacrifice. It is counted as an RBI though unless there is a double play as result of the FC.

Does a fielder's choice count against your batting average?

yes it's an at bat

Does a fielder's choice count as an out?

I AM A COLLEGE BASEBALL PLAYER ALL INFORMATION HERE IS 100% TRUE. A fielders choice does not count as a hit for the batter even though the batter reaches base safely. It counts as an out for the hitters batting average but RBI's, runs scored, stolen bases and any other effects of the batter reaching base safely count. In essence a fielders choice counts as an out because the fielder could have chose to get the batter out or another runner which means there was an out on the play. Also, you cannot assume a double play even if the ball hit was the easiest 4-6-3 which the fielders made an error on.

Can you score a run on 3rd out fielders choice?


If fielder chooses you does it count as at-bat?

During an infield choice, the at-bat is counted and the hitter is not given a hit, nor does it increase their On-Base Percentage.

When a runner that has reached from another pitcher is put out on a fielders choice and another runner that has reached scores why does it count as an earned run to the previous pitcher?

cuz they left that man on