Average of batting BABIP calculates a player's batting average solely on balls hit into the field of play, excluding outcomes influenced by the opposing defense (namely home runs and strikeouts). A batter with **a.333 BABIP**, for example, goes 2-for-5 with a home run and a strikeout. His average job performance is 100 points (2 x 50), even though he saw his team lose every time he stepped to the plate.

The number is used to compare players' past performances level-headedly, as it removes some of the luck that comes with hitting baseballs against real pitchers in **real games**. It's also useful when trying to understand why some players tend to do better than others: if two batters have the same number of hits but one has **a higher babip**, then she was probably more effective at reaching base. That can be due to many factors, such as how often they get on base or whether they are running up scores when they reach base.

Players who appear in less than 70% of their team's games are not included in the calculation. For example, a pitcher who appears in only 15% of his team's games but who throws 500 innings per season would have a babip of.400-.499. The percentage represents how much time he spent on the field compared to everyone else on his team.

The league's average BABIP is generally around 300. Pitchers that allow **a high proportion** of hits on balls in play tend to regress to the mean, and vice versa. The same is true for batters who have had **a high or low proportion** of their balls in play turn into hits. A good batter will have a lower-than-average batting average but a high slugging percentage. A good pitcher will have a higher-than-average batting average but a low slugging percentage.

A good babip is similar to a good batting average. If you want to be able to score lots of runs, you need to have men on base. So as long as you aren't walking too many people, you should be fine. The more times you get people into scoring position, the more likely they are to hit something (or be hit by something).

As long as you don't mind having a high batting average, you can have a high slugging percentage. This means you will put up lots of runs even if you aren't hitting very many homers.

It is important to remember that batting averages and slugging percentages reflect only what has happened so far in games played during a season. They cannot tell you what will happen in the future.

Batting average (often written as AVG) x hits divided by at bats equals BA. BB-Base on balls-four times, receiving four balls and advancing to first base. The BB/K-walk-to-strikeout ratio is calculated by dividing the number of bases on balls by the number of strikeouts. XBH: Extra base hits (extra base hits) include doubles, triples, and home runs. A double counts as two hits; a triple as three hits. SB: Stolen bases An stolen base results when a batter is successful in stealing second base. This occurs when a batter gets a hit or an error while trying to advance another base.

Statistical Abbreviations AB: At bats H: Hits K: Strikeouts BB: Bases on balls PO: Plate appearances PITCHERS: Games started Innings pitched IP: Innings retired IV: Injured players IR: Injury replacements IS: Intentional walks O: Outs HB: Holds (infielders) FSL: Full seasons Lost HF: Half games FA: Full games NL: National League AL: American League CS: Career SAVES: Baseball saves WHIP: Walks plus hits divided by innings played LOB%: Loose Balls Lost INTRODUCTION: Batting averages often come before fans' eyes during batting practices when many balls are hit into the stands or into the parking lot. However, not all hits result in bases being scored on. These plays occur about ten times per game.

Strikeouts Per 9 Innings (K/9) and Walks Per 9 Innings (BB/9) are rate statistics that show how many strikeouts and walks a pitcher gets over the course of nine innings. BB-Base on balls (sometimes known as a "walk"): a batter who does not swing at four pitches is deemed out of the strike zone and given first base. A batter who goes down on three strikes is said to have reached base safely.

2B-Double plays: a team that makes two outs on a double play scores **two runs**.

BB: Base on balls (sometimes known as a "walk"): receiving four balls and advancing to **first base** four times. BABIP Batting average on balls in play: the frequency with which a batter advances to the next base after putting the ball in play. A pitching category is also available. BB/K The walk-to-strikeout ratio is computed by dividing the number of hits by the number of strikeouts. A high rate of walks can be indicative of a pitcher with **good control** or a hitter who is able to get **good contact**.

BABIP stands for Batting Average on Balls In Play. It's calculated by taking every time a batter puts the ball in play and divides it by the number of balls put in play during that inning. So if a batter strikes out five times while hitting.400, his BABIP is.1000 (10%). If he gets three bases on balls while batting.500, then his BABIP is.200 (20%).

The walk-to-strikeout ratio is calculated by dividing the number of walks by the number of strikeouts. A high rate of walks can be an indication of a pitcher with good control or a hitter who is able to get good contact. A low strikeout rate may indicate that the player has been walking too many batters so far this season or that he is being hit by pitches.