BA - Batting average (also abbreviated AVG) - hits divided by at bats. BB - Base on balls (also called a “walk”) - times receiving four balls and advancing to first base. BB/K - Walk-to-strikeout ratio - number of base on balls divided by number of strikeouts. XBH - Extra base hits - doubles plus triples plus home runs.
GP / GS. Games played / Games started.
Definition. Batters faced is simply a count of the number of total plate appearances against a certain pitcher or team. In a perfect game – with 27 outs – a pitcher will record 27 batters faced. Batters faced can often be used as a reference for in-game strategy.
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.
Corner InfieldPosition abbreviations used in Fantasy Baseball
|Pos||What it Means||Who is Eligible|
|CI||Corner Infield||Any first or third baseman|
|MI||Middle Infield||Any second baseman or shortstop|
|IF||Infield||Any infielder (1B, 2B, 3B, SS)|
|LF||Left Field||Only left fielders|
On Base Percentage (aka OBP, On Base Average, OBA) is a measure of how often a batter reaches base. It is approximately equal to Times on Base/Plate appearances. The full formula is OBP = (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies).
Number of Pitches (NP)
A hold is an unofficial statistic that measures the effectiveness of middle relievers. A hold is granted to a relief pitcher who enters a game with his team in the lead in a save situation, and hands over that lead to another reliever without the score having been tied in the interim.
batting practice. Devotees of baseball research also sometimes refer to Baseball Prospectus as BP.
|MVL||Moshannon Valley League (Pennsylvania high school baseball)|
|MVL||Minimum Vector Length|
|MVL||Member’s Voluntary Liquidation|
|MVL||Musikverein Lustenau (Austria)|
The Best Ways to Evaluate Hitters
For those who don’t know, OPS is “on-base plus slugging,” or a hitter’s on-base percentage (OBP) plus his slugging percentage (SLUG). Crude as it is, it is a better reflection of a hitter’s talent than the traditional trio of average, homers and RBI. Hitters exist to score runs.
The top-10 all-time OBP leaders in MLB are as follows:- Ted Williams (. 482)
Babe Ruth (. 473)
John McGraw (. 466)
Billy Hamilton (. 455)
Lou Gehrig (. 447)
Barry Bonds (. 444)
Bill Joyce (. 435)
Rogers Hornsby (. 434)
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.
The scoring symbol “K” was first used in the scoring of an actual game in 1868. One reason the letter “K” was used because “K” was the prominent letter of the word strike. Another reason the letter “K” is used is that it is made with 3 strokes of the pencil, symbolizing the 3 strikes for the strikeout.
Batters do not have the option to refuse a hit by pitch. Instead, the umpire rules whether the batter remains at the plate or walks to first.
Baseball fans use WS to refer to the “World Series.” This acronym refers to the MLB championship series that pits the AL (American League) champion against the NL (National League) champion.
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 baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player properly handles a batted or thrown ball.
The leg lift is important for two different reasons. First, it starts the pitcher’s momentum toward the plate. Momentum is important for the pitcher because it helps generate force behind the ball. Secondly, the leg lift allows the pitcher to load the back leg and hips.
A batter is credited with a double when he hits the ball into play and reaches second base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner.