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Question about AVG - 6/5/2006 2:50:54 PM   
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Whne looking at batters, what AVG would you look for to keep hold of/buy a hitter?

The reason I ask is I have a team interested in Chili Davis. He has 10HR, 28RBI from 70 games, .286 AVG and 273 at bases...is he worth it to keep, or should I look at ditching him?

There are a whole load of other stats on the player card I don't understand.....in fact...here they are, can someone explain the ones with a ? next to them pls?

G - 70 = games
AB - 273 = At Bats
R - 38 = Runs scored (home + RBI)
H - 78 = Hits
2b - 14 = Doubles
3B - 1 = Triples
HR - 10 = Home Runs
RBI - 28 = Runs batted in
BB - 41 = Walks
SO - 47 = Strike outs
SB - 1 = Stolen Bases
CS - 1 = Caught Stealing
GIDP - 4 = Grounded into Double Play
AS - 3 = ?
PO - 81 = Pitched out?
DP - 0 = ?
E - 1 = Errors
PB - 0 = ?
FPCT - .988 = ?
OBP - .379 = On Base Percentage
SLG - .454 = Slugging
AVG - .286 = Average runs per 9 innings
VsL - .324 = Runs per 9 innings versus left hand pitcher
VsR - .268 = Runs per 9 innings versus right hand pitcher

One other thing. I looked up SLG and found out it is the number of Hits, 2nd Bases, 3rd Bases and Home Runs divided by At Bats. Now this player has an SLG of .454...but (78+14+1+10)/273 does not = .454...so what's wrong with the SLG calculation?

Thx for replies

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RE: Question about AVG - 6/5/2006 3:16:55 PM   
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Most of those ? are on fielding or defensive stats. AS would be assists. Some players, particularly infielders would have a lot. When you see "Score it 5-3," the third baseman (5) would get an assist for fielding a ground ball and throwing it to first base.

PO stands for put outs. Again certain players will have more than others. Catchers get a lot because they get a put out when the batter strikes out. First basemen also record a lot of POs.

FPCT is fielding percentage. Because of the nature of the positions, cathers and firstbasemen will usually have very high percents while shortstops, despite usually being the best athletes on the team, may have low ones because they get they toughest plays.

PB applies only to catchers. If they miss a pitch they should have caught and it results in a player advancing on the bases, they are charged a Passed Ball.

For SLG singles count as one point, doubles 2, triples 3, and HRs 4. That SLG is correct. 53 singles (78-14-1-10) plus 14 doubles x 2, plus 1 triple x3, plus 10 HRs x 4 = 53+28+3+40=124/273=0.454

What is good for an AVG varies by era but .286 is not bad.



P.S.  DP= double plays and E= errors.

Chili Davis being an outfielder would rarely be involved in a double play, would be expected to make few errors since his position is relatively easy, fly balls being easier than ground balls.  Outfielders will generally have higher fielding percentages than infielders, but lower than catchers or firstbasemen.

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RE: Question about AVG - 6/5/2006 3:24:17 PM   
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AS = Assist: this is when a fielder is the person who throws the ball to another fielder for an out. They are not directly responsible for the out, but are still indirectly responsible. Like an assist in soccer or hockey.

PO = Put Out: this is the direct out of a player

From Wikipedia.org -
quote:

putout (denoted by PO or fly ball when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by one of the following methods:

* tagging a runner with the ball when they are not touching a base
* touching a base that a runner on a force play is trying to reach
* catching a third strike
* catching a batted ball on the fly

A putout is not recorded for players who throw the ball to another player to make a putout; they are given an assist instead. There is an exception: When the pitcher records a strikeout, no assist is recorded even though that pitcher threw the ball to the catcher, who was credited with a putout for catching the third strike.


FPCT = Fielding Percentage: this is the errors divided by teh number of times the player had the ball in their hands on defense and could have made an error. It is an indication of how consistently they perform well at their position in terms of errors.

Finally, Slugging Percentage is calculated by taking the total number of bases reached divided by at-bats. In Davis's case then, he has:
10x4 = 40 bases for HR's
1x3 = 3 bases for 3B's
14x2 = 28 bases for 2B's
and there are 53 remaining singles so 53x1 = 53 bases for 1B's

Therefore you get: 124/273 = .454

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RE: Question about AVG - 6/5/2006 3:32:09 PM   
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Oh, also, SLG can never be lower than AVG.

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RE: Question about AVG - 6/5/2006 4:18:48 PM   
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Thx all.

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RE: Question about AVG - 6/5/2006 8:30:02 PM   
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For "gut feel" on avg... *based on fictional players in PureSim in the modern era*, you might internalize:

.000 to .199 - awful, move him along
.200 to .229 - pretty bad, probably on the team for his defense
.230 to .249 - below average, but acceptable for a stellar defender
.250 to .269 - average
.270 to .289 - above average to good; starter material
.290 to .309 - very solid, belongs in top five of your lineup
.310 and above - excellent hitter, candidate for the #1, #3, or #4 spot


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