So far like 8 games into one of my seasons, Mark McGwire's stats:
.226 BA/.219 OBP/.258 Slugging
I didn't think you could have a lower OBP than BA since On Base Percentage is based on batting average in part. Or am I missing something?
Yes, BB, SH, SF, HBP all don't count toward AB totals. But they do count towards PA (plate appearances) totals.
AVG is Hits/At-Bats
OBP is Hits plus Walks plus Hit by Pitch (Times on Base)/ Plate Appearances (AB + BB + HBP + SAC + SF )
Jay, thank you so much. I forget how much goes into OBP.
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Actually Jay, sac is not part of the formula: The full formula is OBP = (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies). Batters are not credited with reaching base on an error or fielder's choice, and they are not charged with an opportunity if they make a sacrifice bunt.
- The Nit-Picking Sheik ;-)
Ah yes, in my jackhammer of a toothache stupor, I forgot actual sac bunts are included in the denominator. Good catch.
Big Mac is great if you can put him on slump buster. And even better if you use his 2000 season with the 23 on fire rating