Saturday, July 26, 2014

List: Five things wrong with Batting Average

  1. Batting average discounts walks as non-events.
  2. Batting average treats all hits equally.
  3. Batting average counts some fly balls as outs and ignores others entirely.
  4. If you hit a ground ball out to third that moves a runner from first to second, that’s an out in your ledger. If you BUNT a ground ball out to third that moves a runner from first to second, that’s not an out in your ledger.
  5. Sometimes, if you hit a ball and reach base safely that is still an out in your batting average.

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