Fly out

A fly out is the term given to when an outfielder on the defensive team catches a ball on the fly before it hits the ground or fence, causing the hitter to be put out. This term can be used as a verb, i.e. when a hitter’s fly ball is caught in the outfield, the hitter is said ‘to fly out’.

What Type of Pitch Causes a Fly Out?

More fly outs are caused by pitchers who throw pitches that fly higher in the zone rather than those who throw lower, particularly if they throw low pitches towards the outside corners of the field.