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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:56 pm 
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How can a player be 1 for 3 for the day, but have a .250 OBP?

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 Post subject: Re: Stat question
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:51 pm 
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I dunno. His fourth plate appearance was a fielder's choice? Or maybe a typo in the box score.


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 Post subject: Re: Stat question
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:16 pm 
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Maybe a base hit and tagged out at the base over running it or turning like he was going to 2nd?

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 Post subject: Re: Stat question
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:51 am 
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I found this searching online lastnight.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Baseball-Tri ... higher.htm

Disregard some of the poor spelling and grammar, but the one guy seems to have the explanation.

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A player will have a higher batting average then on-base percentage whenever he has more sacrifice flies than he does walks and hit-by-pitches.

On-base percentage is calculated as:
(base hits + walks + hit-by-pitch) /
(at bats + walks + hit-by-pitch + sacrifice flies).

The player in question: Jason Marquis has no walks this season but has hit 1 sacrifice fly.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/s ... xt=batting

Look at his 2004 Miscellaneous Batting stats: SF (Sacrifice Fly) = 1

He's 15-for-50 giving him a .300 batting average. For on-base percentage though, he's 15-for-51 which is a .294 average. A sacrifice fly does not count as an at-bat in calculating batting average but it does count when calculating on-base percentage.

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 Post subject: Re: Stat question
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:26 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
How can a player be 1 for 3 for the day, but have a .250 OBP?

Sac bunt.

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 Post subject: Re: Stat question
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:15 pm 
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I'm pretty sure sac bunts don't count towards OBP, only sac flies do..


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 Post subject: Re: Stat question
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:26 pm 
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beerman wrote:
I'm pretty sure sac bunts don't count towards OBP, only sac flies do..

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Sacrifice bunts are not considered plate appearances for OBP, nor are trips to 1st base due to catcher's interference.

Sacrifice flies, on the other hand, are considered an 0-1 in the plate appearance on the theory that unlike a sacrifice bunt, where the batter is literally trying to trade an out for a base, a batter hitting a sacrifice fly is still trying to get a base hit.


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