Quote Originally Posted by jetsfan28 View Post
It IS better to have 2nd and 3rd with 1 out than 1st and 2nd with 0 out. Also better to have runner on 3rd with 1 out than runner on 2nd with 0 out.

1st and 2nd, 0 out - .643 chance at a run
2nd and 3rd, 1 out - .698 chance

2nd, 0 out - .637 chance
3rd, 1 out - .674



Those are the ONLY times it makes sense to bunt given an average hitter/pitcher/runners/defense, if you need 1 run in those two situations
But that 5% more of a chance at a run scored is quickly erased when you factor in the

* 20% of the time the bunt isn't successful
* The % of a productive out happening anyways