Definition. A “K” is a strikeout.
A backward K represents the umpire’s third strike call against the hitter. This backward K means that the final strike against the hitter fooled them into not swinging. Since it looks strange on a baseball scorekeeping card, it stands out, which helps shine more light on that strikeout by the pitcher.
The backward K can be seen in ballparks all across the world. It’s a symbol for the fans to remind the pitcher and the batter how many strikeouts the pitcher has. What is this? Report Ad. It’s often seen hanging in ballparks, in the outfield in big red letters.
1 K. 1.1 K. 1.2 keep off the boards. 1.3 keep the hitter honest. 1.4 keep the line moving.
Outs are generally recorded via a strikeout, a groundout, a popout or a flyout, but MLB’s official rulebook chronicles other ways – including interfering with a fielder – by which an offensive player can be put out.
If the next batter hits a ball to the center fielder who catches it on the fly for the second out, it would be noted as F8, with F for flyout and 8 for the center fielder. (In some systems, the letter ‘F’ is reserved for foul outs.
A horn refers to a player striking out six times in a game; the term was coined by pitcher Mike Flanagan after teammate Sam Horn of the Baltimore Orioles accomplished the feat in an extra-inning game in 1991. Alternate names for this accomplishment are titanium sombrero or double platinum sombrero.
Strikeout to walk ratio helps us find those pitchers. Over the last three years, the average strikeout to walk ratio for a starting pitcher is 2.8, meaning pitchers on average strikeout 2.8 hitters for every one they walk.
A very good K:BB is 4.00 or higher, something that just 14 of 96 pitchers with a minimum of 150 IP met in 2013, including both Cy Young winners. Generally a ratio around 2.75 is what I consider good while anything under 2.00 would be a sign of concern.
Strikeout Rate (K%)
Strikeout rate represents the frequency with which a pitcher strikes out hitters, as determined by total strikeouts divided by total batters faced.
It usually means that the batter is out. A strikeout is a statistic recorded for both pitchers and batters, and is denoted by K in scorekeeping and statistics. A “strikeout looking” — in which the batter does not swing and the third strike is called by the umpire — is usually denoted by a ꓘ.
Why Is BB Also Called a Walk. A BB (as per baseball BB meaning) is also called a walk because, in actuality (as per details defined in the baseball rules), a batter/hitter cannot legally walk towards a base. His only privilege to walk into a base is when he can avoid four straight balls pitched outside the strike zone.
F means Final, indicating the game is complete.
Pitcher. A baseball position that is the player that pitches the ball to the catcher from the mound; often seen on baseball rosters, score cards, and fantasy baseball leagues; can also appear as SP and RP which represent the type of pitcher.
Is the batter out? Answer: Yes, the batter is out. A fielder can put out a runner by tagging a base with an empty glove. Tagging the base with the glove on your hand is not much different from tagging the base with the shoe on your foot.
Definition. A stolen base occurs when a baserunner advances by taking a base to which he isn’t entitled. This generally occurs when a pitcher is throwing a pitch, but it can also occur while the pitcher still has the ball or is attempting a pickoff, or as the catcher is throwing the ball back to the pitcher.
Definition. A flyout occurs when a batter hits the ball in the air (not including balls designated as line drives) and an opposing defender catches it before it hits the ground or fence.
For starting pitchers the top and bottom 20th percentile are a K/9 above 7.56 and below 4.89. Relievers top and bottom 20th percentiles are a K/9 above 8.94 and below 5.54. Variations: Some people prefer to use strikeouts per batter faced (K% or K/G) to express a player’s ability to strike batters out.
H/9 represents the average number of hits a pitcher allows per nine innings pitched. It is determined by dividing a pitcher’s hits allowed by his innings pitched and multiplying that by nine. It’s a very useful tool for evaluating pitchers, whose goal is to prevent runs, which are usually scored by hits.
The E on a baseball scoreboard stands for Errors and is the number of errors awarded to the defense during the duration of the game. This number calculates all the defensive errors per team and gives spectators a general idea of how well a team is doing defensively.
If the hitter grounds out to shortstop, for example, write in “6-3,” which shows the shortstop threw him out at first base. If the hitter flies out to left field, write a “7.”
Definition. A single occurs when a batter hits the ball and reaches first base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner. Singles are the most common type of hit in baseball, and they occur in many varieties. If a batter beats out a bunt or an infield dribbler – it’s a single.