Flyout (AO)

Definition

A flyout occurs when a batter hits the ball in the air and an opposing defender catches it before it hits the ground or fence.

Certain pitchers -- generally those who pitch up in the zone frequently -- have a tendency to induce more flyouts than others. But that's a risky proposition, as fly balls can result in home runs, too.

Example

Watch: Gio Gonzalez induces a flyout.

In A Call

"fly-ball out," "can of corn," "pop-up," "pop out"