Definition. **Total bases** refer to the number of bases gained by a batter through his hits. A batter records one total base for a single, two total bases for a double, three total bases for a triple and four total bases for a home run.

## Does a walk count as a TB?

TB. Total bases – A home run is 4 total bases, a triple is 3, a double is 2, and a single is 1. **Walks, steals, sacrifices, and other non-hit advancement do not count as a total base**.

## How are TB calculated in baseball?

Definition – What is Total Bases? TB is the total number of bases a hitter has batted for. It is **a simple addition with equal weight to each base hit** – a 1 base hit adds 1 to the total, a 3 base hit adds 3 to the total, etc. It does not take into account bases earned in other ways (such as walks or hit by pitch).

## Does a BB count as a TB?

Reaching base by other means (such as a base on balls) or advancing further after the hit (such as when a subsequent batter gets a hit) does not increase the player’s total bases. In box scores and other statistical summaries, **total bases is often denoted by the abbreviation TB**.

## What is my slugging percentage?

Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally. While batting average is calculated by dividing the total number of hits by the total number of at-bats, the formula for slugging percentage is: **(1B + 2Bx2 + 3Bx3 + HRx4)/AB**.

## What does 3B mean in baseball?

Definition. Often called “the most exciting play in baseball,” **a triple occurs when a batter hits the ball into play and reaches third base without the help of an intervening error or attempt to put out another baserunner**.

## What does GIDP mean in baseball?

**Ground Into Double Play** (GIDP) | Glossary | MLB.com.

## What do ops mean in baseball?

Definition. OPS **adds on-base percentage and slugging percentage to get one number that unites the two**. It’s meant to combine how well a hitter can reach base, with how well he can hit for average and for power.

## What does G stand for in baseball?

G – **Games played**: The number of games the player has appeared in during the current MLB season. AB – At bats: The number of times the player has been at bat, defined as plate appearances minus sacrifices, walks, and Hit by Pitches.

## What does BB mean in baseball?

**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 does PHP mean in baseball?

Statistics

Term |
Context |
Meaning |
---|---|---|

L | statistics | The statistics notation for a loss. |

LF | statistics | The statistics notation for the left fielder. |

P | statistics | The statistics notation for the pitcher. |

PH | statistics | The statistics notation for a pinch hitter. |

## How does Player total bases work?

Total bases are **the number of bases a hitter gains from a base hit**. For example, when a batter hits a single, he is credited with one total base. For a double, a player receives two total bases and so on (three total bases for a triple and four for hitting a home run). Total bases are those attained from hits only.

## What does TB mean on game changer?

TB: **Total balls**. TS: Total strikes. S%: Strike percentage. K/G: Strikeouts per regulation game.

## What is on-base percentage?

Definition. OBP refers to **how frequently a batter reaches base per plate appearance**. Times on base include hits, walks and hit-by-pitches, but do not include errors, times reached on a fielder’s choice or a dropped third strike.

## What does TPA mean in baseball?

This is something of a loaded question

the acronym TPA stands for “**Total Points Added**”. The basic idea behind it is that a player adds points on offense and defense.

## What does RBI mean in baseball?

**Runs Batted In** (RBI) | Glossary | MLB.com.

## What does SB mean in baseball?

A **stolen base** occurs when a baserunner advances by taking a base to which he isn’t entitled. This generally occurs when a pitcher is throwing a pitch, but it can also occur while the pitcher still has the ball or is attempting a pickoff, or as the catcher is throwing the ball back to the pitcher.

## What’s considered a good OPS?

OPS+ is OPS adjusted for the park and the league in which the player played, but not for fielding position. An OPS+ of 100 is defined to be the league average. **An OPS+ of 150 or more** is excellent and 125 very good, while an OPS+ of 75 or below is poor.

## Why is it called slugging?

The term “slugging” comes from the idea that **after you coat your skin in Vaseline, your face ends up looking shiny and ~slimy~, kinda like a slug**.

## What is a good slugging average in baseball?

Despite this, there is more or less a defined benchmark for a “good” slugging percentage. A **.** **450** slugging percentage is considered good and a . 550 slugging percentage is outstanding.

## How rare is a triple?

How rare is a triple? **Around 2% or one in fifty hits** are triples. Teams average around eight and a half hits per game.

## What is a walk off triple?

A walk-off triple (**one that ends a game**) occurs very infrequently. In general, game-winning hits with a runner on first base are walk-off doubles, since it is quite common for runners starting on first base to score on a double (as it is to make it from first to third on a single).

## Are triples more rare than home runs?

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF the almost extinct inside-the-park home run, **the triple is rarest of hits**. This was not always So. For more than fifty years after the founding of the major leagues, the home run was the rarest hit, followed by the triple, double, and single.

## What does sh mean in baseball?

Definition. A **sacrifice bunt** occurs when a player is successful in his attempt to advance a runner (or multiple runners) at least one base with a bunt. In this vein, the batter is sacrificing himself (giving up an out) in order to move another runner closer to scoring.

## What is RISP?

**Runner In Scoring Position**, a baseball statistic indicating batting average with runners in scoring position.

## What is team LOB?

**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 OPS of all time?

Babe Ruth+

Rank |
Player (yrs, age) |
On-Base Plus Slugging |
---|---|---|

1. | Babe Ruth+ (22) | 1.1636 |

2. | Ted Williams+ (19) | 1.1155 |

3. | Lou Gehrig+ (17) | 1.0798 |

4. | Oscar Charleston+ (17) | 1.0632 |

## Who has the highest OPS in baseball?

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 I calculate OPS in baseball?

OPS is a sum of a player’s on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

- on-base percentage : (his + base on balls + hit by pitch) ÷ (at bats + base on balls + hit by pitch + sacrifice flies)
- slugging percentage : (single hits + two-base hits x 2 + three-base hits x 3 + homeruns x 4) ÷ at bats.