“Realistic” batting averages be what they may, to me the real problem with the randomized hitting outcomes is this.
Sure, I can give up runs on a Colin McKay very late slightly jammed bloop and then make three straight outs on good good, good squared, good good 100+ off the bats of Hoskins, Seager and Urshela.
I can take the loss, because hey, I put good swings on the ball which is all I can do. But my opponent who bunts and steals and attempts squeezes all game gets validated for playing bush league baseball.
The real problem is not so much that the better player doesn’t always win, but rather that the community and gameplay suffer from cheesers being encouraged.
That’s my passive aggressive rant of the day.