Question: Is there a stat for this?
I was watching an Oakland A's game when I saw Daric Barton have an 11 pitch at bat. Even though he later flied out I thought... Wow, thats what I would want on my team. Someone who makes the pitcher work really hard. Even if the result is an out, it makes the pitch count go up a lot and brings his energy down. Is there a stat out there that shows average number of pitches to that particular batter? Or the total number of pitches to the batter so I could see who has the most. I think that would be a great stat. Please help, thanks.