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Definition. A pitcher is credited with a game started if he is the first pitcher to throw a pitch for his team in a given game.

## What does G mean in baseball?

Games Played (G) Grand Slam (GSH) Ground Into Double Play (GIDP) Groundout-to-Airout Ratio (GO/AO) Hit-by-pitch (HBP)

## What does App GS mean in baseball?

OB%

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2B | Doubles allowed |

3B | Triples allowed |

AB | At bats |

APP / GS | Apperances / Game starts |

## What do the letters mean in baseball stats?

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.

## What stats make a good pitcher?

A pitcher gets a Quality Start if they go at least six innings and give up less than three earned runs. Over an extended period, this can provide a much better indication of how good a pitcher is at keeping his team in games. Unlike ERA, it cannot get skewed by one bad or outstanding game.

## What is SHA in pitching stats?

“SFA” and “SHA” mean sacrifice flies against and sacrifice hits against, respectively.

## What is SBA in fielding?

SBA/ATT = Stolen base attempts – Number of times a runner has tried to steal a base.

## What is K MLB?

Definition. A strikeout occurs when a pitcher throws any combination of three swinging or looking strikes to a hitter. … In the scorebook, a strikeout is denoted by the letter K. A third-strike call on which the batter doesn’t swing is denoted with a backward K.

## What does Opie’s mean in baseball?

On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic calculated as the sum of a player’s on-base percentage and slugging average. The ability of a player both to get on base and to hit for power, two important offensive skills, are represented.

## What are pitching stats?

A pitcher’s ERA is calculated by the number of earned runs they’ve allowed (ER), divided by the number of innings pitched (IP) multiplied by 9 (the traditional inning length of a game). As mentioned above, unearned runs are not factored into this number, giving it a more realistic feel for a pitcher’s success.

## What does BB mean in baseball?

Definition. A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws four pitches out of the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the hitter. After refraining from swinging at four pitches out of the zone, the batter is awarded first base. In the scorebook, a walk is denoted by the letters BB.

## What is a good pitching average?

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.

## What is the most important pitching stat?

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.

## What MLB scouts look for in a pitcher?

Physical Maturity: Scouts will evaluate a pitcher’s body to determine if he “feels” the pitcher can improve his velocity in the future with added strength and natural, physical maturity. Scouts will examine the height, weight, visual body fat, and athleticism to help them come to a conclusion.