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MLB Statistics Glossary
 
 

BATTING STATISTICS

#P/PA Pitches seen per plate appearance
2B Doubles
3B Triples
AB At-bats
Avg Batting average
H divided by AB
BB Bases on balls
CS Caught stealing
FB Fly balls hit, excluding home runs
G Games played
G/F Ground ball/fly ball ratio
GB divided by FB
GIDP Grounded into double play
H Hits
HBP Hit by pitch
HR Home runs
IBB Intentional bases on balls
LOB Runners left on base
OBP On-base percentage
(H + BB + HBP) divided by (AB + BB + HBP + SF)
OPS On-base percentage plus slugging percentage. See OBP, above, and Slg, below, for definitions
OW% Offensive winning percentage. The theoretical winning percentage of a team comprising nine of the same players (e.g. nine Ken Griffey Jrs.).
1) Figure runs created per 27 outs [Note: Total outs = (AB - H + C + GIDP + SH + SF)]. 2) Divide by league average runs per game. 3) Square the result. 4) Divide that figure by 1 + itself
Qualified year-to-date In order to qualify for batting titles in averaged categories (Avg, Slg, OBP, OPS, RC, OW%, #P/PA, G/F), a player must average at least 3.1 plate appearances for every game his team has played. Sorting by qualified year-to-date excludes all players not currently on pace to reach that minimum
R Runs
RBI Runs batted in
RC Runs created
[(H + BB + HBP - CS - GIDP) times (Total bases + .26[BB - IBB + HBP] + .52[SH + SF + SB])] divided by (AB + BB + HBP + SH+ SF)
SB Stolen bases
SF Sacrifice flies
SH Sacrifice hits
Slg Slugging percentage
TB divided by AB
SO Strikeouts
TB Total bases
Hits + 2B + (3B times 2) + (HR times 3)
TPA Total plate appearances
AB + BB + HBP + SF + SH + times reached on defensive interference


PITCHING STATISTICS

#P/IP Pitches thrown per inning
#P/GS Pitches thrown per start
#Pit Pitches thrown
2B Doubles allowed
3B Triples allowed
Avg Batting average allowed
BB Bases on balls
Bk Balks
BlSv Blown saves. See SvOp, below, for definition of a save situation
CG Complete games
CS Runners caught stealing
Dec Decision (Win, loss)
ER Earned runs
ERA Earned-run average
(ER times 9) divided by IP
FB Fly balls hit against
G/F Ground ball/fly ball ratio against
GB divided by FB
GB Ground balls hit against
GIDP Grounded into double plays against
GF Games finished
GS Games started
H Hits against
Hld Holds. Earned when a relief pitcher enters a game in a save situation (see SvOp, below, for definition), records at least one out, and leaves the game without having given up the lead
HR Home runs allowed
IBB Intentional bases on balls
IP Innings pitched
IR Inherited runners. Runners on base when a relief pitcher enters a game
IS Inherited runners scored. Number of inherited runners (see IR, above) to score while a particular pitcher is still in the game
L Losses
OBP On-base percentage allowed. See OBP in Batting Statistics, above, for definition of OBP
ORuns Opponents' runs scored (average, per nine innings pitched) while the pitcher of record.
Qualified year-to-date In order to qualify for pitching titles in averaged categories (ERA, WPct, #P/IP, RS, ORuns, Slg, OBP, Avg, CS%, G/F), a player must average at least one inning pitched for every game his team has played. Sorting by qualified year-to-date excludes all players not currently on pace to reach that minimum
QS Quality starts
R Runs
RBI Runs batted in allowed
Rel Relief decision (Save, blown save, hold)
RS Run support. Team's runs scored (average, per 9 innings pitched) while the pitcher of record
SB Stolen bases allowed
SF Sacrifice flies allowed
SH Sacrifice hits allowed
ShO Shutouts
Slg Slugging percentage allowed. See Slg in Batting Statistics, above, for definition
SO Strikeouts
Sv Saves. Earned when a pitcher finishes a game without having given up the lead after entering in a save situation (see SvOp, below, for definition)
SvOp Save opportunities. When a pitcher 1) enters the game with a lead of three or fewer runs and pitches at least one inning, 2) enters the game with the potential tying run on base, at bat, or on deck, or 3) pitches three or more innings with a lead and is credited with a save by the official scorer
TBF Total batters faced
W Wins
WPct Winning percentage
Wins divided by (Wins + losses)
WP Wild pitches


FIELDING STATISTICS

A Assists
CERA Catchers earned-run average. Earned-run average of clubs pitchers with a particular catcher behind the plate
CS Runners caught stealing
CS% Percentage of runners caught stealing
DP Double plays
E Errors
FPct Fielding percentage
(PO + A) divided by (PO + A + E)
G Games played
GS Games started
Inn Innings
PB Passed balls
PCS Pitchers caught stealing. Total runners caught stealing when the player who initiates the fielding play is the pitcher
PO Putouts
POA Pickoff attempts
Qualified year-to-date In order to qualify for fielding titles in averaged categories (FPct., RF, CS%, CERA), a player must meet the following qualifiers: Catchers must play 1/2 of their team's games; Pitchers must average at least one inning pitched for each of their team's games; Position players must play 2/3 of their team's games. Sorting by qualified year-to-date excludes all players not currently on pace to reach that minimum
RF Range factor
(PO + A) divided by innings
SBA Stolen bases allowed
TC Total chances
ZR Zone rating. The percentage of balls fielded by a player in his typical defensive "zone," as measured by STATS, Inc.