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## What are the abbreviations for baseball stats?

## What are the different stats in baseball?

## What do the stats on baseball cards mean?

## How do you read batting stats?

## What is the most important baseball stat?

## What are the most important pitching stats?

## What are pitching stats called?

## What is the R in baseball?

## What does so w mean in baseball?

## What does Recoin mean in cards?

## What is good batting stats?

## What are the three batting stats?

## Is a lower ERA better?

## What are the most predictive baseball stats?

## What is a good baseball stat?

## What does M mean in baseball?

## What does SLG stand for?

## Do you say the higher score first in baseball?

## What does B stand for in baseball?

## What is the best pitching stat to look at?

## What is a good pitching average?

## What is more important ERA or WHIP?

## What does PS mean in baseball?

## What does MV mean in baseball?

Become an expert at batting lingo and statistics with these abbreviations.- 1B or S - Singles.

- 2B - Doubles.
- 3B - Triples.
- AB - At Bats.
- AB/HR - At Bats per Home Run.
- AO - Fly Outs (Air)
- BA or AVG - Batting average.
- BB - Bases on Balls (Walks)

Batting Stats. The next part of understanding baseball stats are the three main batting stats: batting average (BA, or AVG above), on-base percentage (OBP), and slugging (SLG). You will often see these represented as three stats side by side, separated by slashes, which has lead to the nickname of a “slash line,” like …

There are special codes for the different statistics listed on the back of the card. For example, BA = batting average, G = games played, AB = at bats, R = runs, H = hits, 2B = doubles, 3B = triples, HR = home runs, RBI = runs batted in, SB = stolen bases. 7. Pitchers have special codes for their statistics as well.

Batting average (BA) is calculated by taking a player’s total hits and dividing them by the number of at bats. For example, a . 300 average would indicate that a player collected a hit three out of every 10 at bats.

Since the beginning of baseball, one stat has reigned supreme over all others: the batting average. Simply put, the best hitters are always considered to be those who possess the highest.

Pitching Stats At Work- WHIP. This stands for walks plus hits per inning pitched.

- K/BB. This measure the ratio between the number of strikeouts per walk a pitcher issues.
- Z Contact Percentage. This measures the number of times a hitter makes contact on a ball within the strike zone.
- Quality Start.
- K/9.

Pitch count (PC) and Strikes (ST)

Pitch count is how many total pitches were thrown by a pitcher, while strikes counts how many of each of those pitches were called a strike by the home plate umpire.

A player is awarded a run if he crosses the plate to score his team a run. When tallying runs scored, the way in which a player reached base is not considered. If a player reaches base by an error or a fielder’s choice, as long as he comes around to score, he is still credited with a run.

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Recoin definition

To coin anew or again. verb. To coin (money, an expression) again.

300 or higher is considered to be excellent, and an average higher than . 400 a nearly unachievable goal.

Definition. Slash line is a colloquial term used to represent a player’s batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Those three stats are often referenced together in baseball media with forward slashes separating them, which is where the term slash line comes from.

In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the average of earned runs allowed by a pitcher per nine innings pitched (i.e. the traditional length of a game). It is determined by dividing the number of earned runs allowed by the number of innings pitched and multiplying by nine. Thus, a lower ERA is better.

BABIP is the most commonly used advanced statistic in baseball. Simply, it measures a player’s batting average on all non-home run balls they put in play. BABIP is commonly used as a “luck” statistic.

A batting average of . 300 or higher is considered very good in the Major Leagues. For the batting average, it doesn’t matter if a hit is a single or a home run, it still just counts as a single hit. The record for the highest career batting average is held by Ty Cobb with a .

mound. The pitcher’s mound is a raised section in the middle of the diamond where the pitcher stands when throwing the pitch.

Definition. Slugging percentage represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat. Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation. Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally.

In the USA and GB, the winning team’s score is listed first unless specially stated otherwise. Thus, 15 to 10 is the normal way to report this score. An alternative way is to say something like Team 2 is trailing Team 1, 10-15.

Hitting Abbreviations

2B | Doubles |
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BB | Bases on Balls (Walks) |

CS | Caught Stealing |

DH | Designated Hitter |

G | Games Played |

A huge part of determining a pitcher’s true skill level, though, begins with the basic walk and strikeout rates. A great place to begin with pitchers is to look at their K-BB%. This is the strikeout percentage (rather than K/9) minus their walk percentage. The higher that number, the better.

An ERA between 2.00 and 3.00 is also considered excellent and is only achieved by the best pitchers in the league. An ERA between 3.00 and 4.00 is above-average. An ERA between 4.00 and 5.00 is average; the majority of pitchers have an ERA in this range.

WHIP reflects a pitcher’s propensity for allowing batters to reach base, therefore a lower WHIP indicates better performance. While earned run average (ERA) measures the runs a pitcher gives up, WHIP more directly measures a pitcher’s effectiveness against batters.

PS: Pitches seen. PS/PA: Pitches seen per plate appearance. 6+: Plate appearances with 6+ pitches.

MVR, or Mound Visits Remaining, is not a statistic but simply a counting measure showing how many mound visits a team can legally take during the remainder of a game under Major League Baseball rules instituted in 2018. As of the 2020 season, five mound visits are permitted per team, per game.