On-base Plus Slugging (OPS)

## What is a good OPS in baseball?

An OPS of . 800 or higher in Major League Baseball puts the player in the upper echelon of hitters. Typically, the league leader in OPS will score near, and sometimes above, the 1.000 mark.

## What is average OPS in MLB?

League Year-By-Year Batting–Averages

Year Tms OPS
2022 30 .696
2021 30 .728
2020 30 .740
2019 30 .758

## What does OPS stand for in sports?

On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a statistic that adds a player’s on-base percentage and slugging percentage. It values things such as walks and extra-base hits that batting average cannot measure.

## Who has the highest OPS of all time?

Babe Ruth

Rank Player OPS
1 Babe Ruth * 1.1636
2 Ted Williams * 1.1155
3 Lou Gehrig * 1.0798
4 Oscar Charleston * 1.0632

## How do you figure OPS?

To calculate OPS, add a player’s on-base percentage and their slugging percentage. For example, a player with an OBP of . 280 and a SLG of . 500 will have an OPS of .

## Is OPS better than batting average?

It’s all in the name of bringing fans statistics that tell much more about a player than batting average while sticking to numbers that easily can be calculated by those who remember their grade-school arithmetic. OBP, SLG and OPS correlate to team runs better than batting average does.

## What is the highest OPS in a single season?

On Base Plus Slugging

On Base Plus Slugging Single Season Leaders | ‘Top 500’
Name OPS Rank
Barry Bonds 1.422 (1.42173) 1
Barry Bonds 1.381 (1.38071) 2
Babe Ruth 1.379 (1.37908) 3

## Is OPS a good stat?

Generally, if a player has an OPS of . 800 or better, that’s a pretty reliable indication that he’s having a good year. Comparatively, if a player has an OPS of . 900 or better, he’s likely having an All-Star-caliber season.

## When did OPS become a stat?

Pete introduced on-base average as an official statistic for the American League in 1979 and invented on-base plus slugging (OPS), now universally used as a good measure of batting strength.

## What is a good OPS in youth baseball?

Rating OPS
Great 0.900
Above Average 0.800
Average 0.710
Below Average 0.670

## What is slugging in baseball?

Definition. Slugging percentage represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat. Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation. Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally.

An important modification of OPS is Adjusted OPS or OPS+, which adjusts the OPS to account for the ballpark and the league that the player played in. In addition, the number is “normalized”, so that the median is 100, with better-than-average scores above 100.

## What is a good slugging percentage in baseball?

350 on-base percentage is pretty good and a . 400 on-base percentage is outstanding
a . 450 slugging percentage is pretty good and a . 550 slugging percentage is outstanding.

## What does WHIP mean in baseball?

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

## What does LOB mean in baseball?

Left on base can be viewed as both an individual statistic or as a team statistic. In an individual batter’s case, it refers to how many men remain on base after that batter makes an out at the plate, as the batter has failed to do his job to score those runners — or at least put himself in a position to score.

## Who has the highest lifetime on-base percentage?

Left fielder Ted Williams, who played 19 seasons for the Boston Red Sox, has the highest career on-base percentage, .4817, in MLB history.

## What is my slugging percentage?

Slugging Percentage (SLG), unlike batting average, measures the quality of hits. Slugging percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of bases by the number of at bats. A single is (1) base, a double is (2) bases, and so on. The equation is (1B) +( 2 x 2B) + ( 3 x 3B) + ( 4 x HR) / AB.

## Are walks included in OPS?

OPS includes an ability to get on base through walks and hit by pitch, and it includes an ability to move runners around the bases through extra-base hits. Players who draw walks and hit for power climb the OPS scale.

## What is a good high school on-base percentage?

340 OBP is solid, a . 360 is very good, and significantly higher than . 360 is great, with an on base percentage of . 400 or higher being generally exceptional.

## What is the most important hitting stat in baseball?

Since the beginning of baseball, one stat has reigned supreme over all others: the batting average. Simply put, the best hitters are always considered to be those who possess the highest. Every year, the best hitter in the game is generally considered to be the person who retained the highest batting average.

## What does a 1.000 slugging mean?

Slugging Percentage (SLG)

Slugging percentage is designed to express how many bases a batter advances on each at bat. Instead of a 1.000 point scale, slugging percentage is based on a 4.000 scale, meaning a player who hit a home run in his only at bat would be slugging 4.000. If he singled, he would be slugging 1.000.

## What was Ted Williams on-base percentage?

His . 482 career on-base percentage is the best of all time. Williams also led the AL in home runs four times, and his . 634 career slugging percentage is second to only Babe Ruth.

## Is on-base percentage important?

On base percentage is better than batting average because it better accounts for this scarce resource and the most important job of a hitter at the plate – not making an out.

## What is a good whip?

When it comes to Major League-caliber pitchers a good WHIP is around 1.00. Anything below 1.00 is outstanding (potential Cy Young worthy) since it demonstrates how dominant a pitcher is.

## Is OPS a good stat?

Generally, if a player has an OPS of . 800 or better, that’s a pretty reliable indication that he’s having a good year. Comparatively, if a player has an OPS of . 900 or better, he’s likely having an All-Star-caliber season.

## What is the highest OPS in a single season?

On Base Plus Slugging

On Base Plus Slugging Single Season Leaders | ‘Top 500’
Name OPS Rank
Barry Bonds 1.422 (1.42173) 1
Barry Bonds 1.381 (1.38071) 2
Babe Ruth 1.379 (1.37908) 3