Stats Glossary

Slash line:

.XXX/.XXX/.XXX/.XXX (Batting average, On-base percentage, Slugging percentage, On-base plus Slugging)

OBP:

Times on base divided by plate apperances

Measures how efficiently a player gets on base

SLG:

Total Bases divided by at bats

Batting Average with extra base hits taken into account

OPS:

OBP+SLG

Measures a player’s ability to get on base and drive the ball

OPS+:

OPS scaled to account for ballpark and league average

Average OPS+ is automatically set at 100. 115 = 15% above average, 85 = 15% below average

wRC+:

Same as OPS+ with different adjustments

wOBA:

Properly weights all aspects of hitting without a league/ballpark scale, essentially is OBP with accounts to run environment.

FIP:

ERA predictor that takes into account strikeouts, walks, and home runs. The three outcomes that pitchers are in full control of

By Daniel Curren

Daniel Curren is a sophomore studying communication/sports journalism at Springfield College in Massachusetts. He is a rare but proud Red Sox fan from New York and has a passion for all things sabermetrics. He also co-hosts Above Replacement Radio on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

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