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GRSL: Grand Slams.

## What do all the abbreviations in baseball mean?

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.

## Is a high BABIP good?

Over three seasons, if a batter has a . 345 BABIP, it is probably safe to say that batter is above average in this aspect of the game and is probably making better contact on average than most.

## What is a good BABIP for hitters?

BABIP can be used to provide some context when evaluating both pitchers and hitters. The league average BABIP is typically around . 300. Pitchers who have allowed a high percentage of hits on balls in play will typically regress to the mean, and vice versa.

## Is a high BABIP good for pitchers?

Therefore, BABIP can be used to spot flukey seasons by pitchers, as with other statistical measures; those pitchers whose BABIPs are extremely high can often be expected to improve in the following season, and those pitchers whose BABIPs are extremely low can often be expected to decline in the following season.

## What does RF mean in baseball?

Definition. Range Factor is determined by dividing the sum of a fielder’s putouts and assists by his total number of defensive games played.

## What does BF mean in baseball?

Batters faced is simply a count of the number of total plate appearances against a certain pitcher or team.

## Where do most balls get hit in baseball?

In the upper stands, nearly as many balls are fouled into the seats in the lower half of the three sections straight back of home plate as in the entire remainder of the upper deck. In the lower stands, the best places are among the most expensive seats, such as on the right side out to somewhat beyond first base.

## Are home runs Considered balls in play?

A ball is “in play” when the plate appearance ends in something other than a strikeout, walk, hit batter, catcher’s interference, sacrifice bunt, or home run. In other words, the batter put the ball in play and it didn’t clear the outfield fence.

## What is BsR FanGraphs?

Base Running (BsR) is FanGraphs’ all encompassing base running statistic that turns stolen bases, caught stealings, and other base running plays (taking extra bases, being thrown out on the bases, etc) into runs above and below average.

## What does ERA+ mean in baseball?

Adjusted Earned Run Average (ERA+)

ERA+ takes a player’s ERA and normalizes it across the entire league. It accounts for external factors like ballparks and opponents. It then adjusts, so a score of 100 is league average, and 150 is 50 percent better than the league average.

## What does whip stand for in baseball?

Walks And Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP) | Glossary | MLB.com.

## What is fWAR baseball?

The formula

Note: fWAR refers to Fangraphs’ calculation of WAR. … And WARP refers to Baseball Prospectus’ statistic “Wins Above Replacement Player.” The calculations differ slightly — for instance, fWAR uses FIP in determining pitcher WAR, while bWAR uses RA9.

## What percentage of balls in play are hits?

BABIP measures how often a ball in play — defined generally as any batted ball that did not clear the outfield fence — goes for a hit. BABIP is often used to determine which hitters are “lucky” versus “unlucky.” Generally speaking, about 30 percent of balls in play go for hits, making the league-average BABIP around .

## What is a good wOBA?

League average wOBA is always scaled to league average OBP, so if you know what a good OBP is, you know what a good wOBA is.

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Context:

Rating | wOBA |
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Excellent | .400 |

Great | .370 |

Above Average | .340 |

Average | .320 |

## Is a low Babip good?

298. Generally, if a player’s BABIP is well-below the major league average, we can conclude that he has experienced some amount of bad luck. Sometimes the player is making good contact, but his batted balls simply aren’t finding holes in the defense.

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Why a Low BABIP Doesn’t Necessarily Signal a Good Buy-Low Candidate.

PLAYER | BABIP | AVG |
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A.J. Pierzynski | .248 | .242 |