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"The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter’s stance..." but when the batter takes a bunting stance has he a same zone or he has smaller zone?

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Depends on the rule set - FED is the normal stance, and the others are basically when they swing. Don't make it smaller just because they square to bunt, it is a typical 3-0 trick.

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"Natural batting stance" for HS rules.
Not natural bunting stance.



For NCAA and OBR: "as the batter prepares to swing"


In my judgement, those don't change for a bunting stance.

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1 hour ago, ALStripes17 said:

"Natural batting stance" for HS rules.
Not natural bunting stance.

 

It's not a batting stance? So if I bunt the ball it isn't a batted ball? :)

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3 hours ago, ALStripes17 said:

"Natural batting stance" for HS rules.
Not natural bunting stance.
 

 

2 hours ago, Rich Ives said:

It's not a batting stance? So if I bunt the ball it isn't a batted ball? :)

I would argue the key difference may be "natural batting stance" rather than "batting stance"

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The strike zone might move lower (both top and bottom), but I wouldn't say it shrinks.  His shoulders may be lower, but that's usually because one of his knees is lower.

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Agree w/ those who say that it doesn't shrink. The zone can definitely change though. That 3-0 "trick" can have a pitched ball head to the ribs in leagues where hitters think that it's the thing to do.

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