Batters confronted **Definition Batters** faced is simply the total number of plate appearances against a specific pitcher or team. A pitcher will record the 27 batters faced in **a perfect game** (with 27 outs). In most cases, a batter will face more than one team during a single game. When calculating **his or her batting average**, then, it is necessary to divide the number of times he or she got a hit by the number of times they were eligible to bat.

Batter's luck Definition Batter's luck is simple math: (Hits + Errors) / (At Bats + Games Played). If a player has a.400 hitter's luck, then he or she would have 400 points out of 1,000 available. This means that he or she would have a 40% chance of getting a hit or an error each time at the plate.

Big fly Rule The big fly rule was adopted by Major League Baseball in 1995. It allows for the award of an extra base on any ball that reaches the outfield wall after being hit by a pitch. This can only happen if the outfielder catches the ball with one hand and is able to keep his or her arm extended towards center field while reaching down with their other hand to re-catch the ball.

Hitters Faced (BF), also known as Total Batters Faced (TBF) or Batters Facing Pitcher (BFP), is the number of batters who made a plate appearance before the pitcher in a game or season in baseball statistics. It can be calculated by dividing the number of pitches by the number of innings pitched. The abbreviation BFP stands for batter faced.

In **other words**, BFP is the total number of batters that a pitcher faces in **an entire game** or season. A batter faces a pitcher on every pitch except when he reaches first base or second base. At those times, he is not considered to have been "batted out" and another batter will face the same pitcher later in the game or season.

For example, if a pitcher throws 50 pitches in **an inning-type game** (i.e., nine innings), then he has been required to face 50 batters in all. If the pitcher then leaves the game due to injury or loss, his last recorded batter faced is still counted against him even though he did not actually take the mound again until after his replacement started **the next inning**. This last record of batted out comes from his pitching log book at the end of the season.

There are several ways to calculate BFP. One method is to divide the number of pitches by the number of innings pitched.

BB-Bases on Balls: The number of times a batter is "walked" or given **first base** after four balls are thrown during an at-bat. SO-Strikeouts: The amount of strikeouts a player has while at bat. A player who strikes out often will get K's on Balls too because they are being removed from the game before they can reach base.

There are two types of batters: hitters and walkers. Hitters try to hit well enough to drive in runs and win games. They usually have good average ratings because that tells you how many runs each hitter scores per game. Walkers just want to make sure they don't get beat out by a faster runner so they take as many pitches as possible until either someone walks them or the pitcher gets him out. They usually have low average ratings because they don't score much unless they go deep into the count before getting walked.

The three main categories of baseball players are pitchers, position players, and catchers. Pitchers are worth the most money because they play **the most games** and have their careers cut short by injury more often than not. Position players rarely make **as much money** as they do because most of them spend half their time sitting on the bench while the other half is spent playing. Catchers are usually lower paid because they only catch part-time.

Baseball Stat Abbreviations Traditionally Used: App Proposal: Appearance: The number of times a pitcher enters a game. Pitchers are given credit for appearances regardless of when they join the game or how many batters they face. BK -Balks: The amount of "balks" a pitcher has accumulated throughout the course of the season.

Abbreviations for **Fielding Stats Assist** = A. (An assist is the number of outs recorded on a play where the player fielded the ball). When two offensive players are called out on **the same play**, a player's overall defensive performance is judged by attempting to calculate how many runs a defender saved.