Baseball Statistics Calculator
Statistics play an important role in summarizing baseball
performance and evaluating players in the sport. Since the flow
of a baseball game has natural breaks to it, the sport lends itself
to easy record-keeping and statistics. Numerical facts and data
are the lifeblood of baseball.
Another great statistic to be measured by. SLG% means
how many total bases touched per at-bat.
On-Base + Slugging (OPS):
ESPN has started showing OPS during broadcasts, and there is a
good reason for it. OPS can tell you about two important qualities
in one stat: the ability to reach base, and to hit for power. While
some think OBP is more important and therefore should be weighted,
it still does a good job of evaluating a player. The gold standard
in the major leagues is an OPS of 1.000.
Stolen Base Percentage:
Merely seeing how many stolen bases a player has does not tell
us he is a great base stealer. We need to see his success rate to
be sure he does not cause more outs than necessary, because the
stolen bases is a very risky move, and usually you need to be successful
at stealing bases 80% of the time for it to be beneficial. To calculate
Stolen Base Percentage: Number of Successful Stolen Bases (divided
by) Number of Stolen Base Attempts
Base On Balls Percentage:
A great stat for measuring a player's batting "eye" or how respected
a hitter is by pitchers. As I have said in my batting article, walks
are paramount to success in baseball. If you can get a decent amount
of walks, you can contribute to wearing down the pitcher's arm and
This is a great measure of plate discipline. Generally, if a player
has more walks than strikeouts, he has a good eye, and has great
knowledge of the strike zone.