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Postby CaptainJenks » Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:44 pm

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Postby Guest » Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:32 pm

IT'S A STAT CATEGORY... IT MEANS ON BASE PERCENTAGE + SLUGGING PERCENTAGE.. I THINK SHEFF IS LEADING IN THIS CATEGORY UP UNTIL THIS POINT BUT POSSIBLY PUJOLS OR DELGADO..
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Postby rufus102 » Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:40 pm

Thanks for asking. I was wondering that too!
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Postby timkell » Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:07 pm

Just in case you're not sure how slugging percentage is calculated, it's bases per at bat. So if a guy hit a home run every time he was up, he'd have a 4.000 slugging percentage.
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Postby jskidder » Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:35 pm

ops is the best indicator of a good hitter because it figures how often he reaches base and how many bases he takes on average. an ops of .900 or higher is excellent.
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Postby BankRoll » Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:50 pm

OPS = On Base Percentage Plus Slugging Percentage.

OBP = (Hits + walks + hit by pitch)/Total plate appearances

SLG = Total bases/Total official at-bats
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:55 pm

We must remember, though, that not all OPS values are the same. It's a rough measure of a player's overall value.

However, it measures slugging percentage and On base percentage the same... clearly on base percentage is more important. So, ultimately it's representative, but not complete.

Meaning, two players with the same OPS can be considerably different if one has a much better OBP.
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Postby jay » Sat Jun 14, 2003 12:01 am

The A's front office would say that OBP is 3x as inportant as SLG. (thats from moneyball)
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Postby Greenrider » Sat Jun 14, 2003 12:57 am

jay wrote:The A's front office would say that OBP is 3x as inportant as SLG. (thats from moneyball)


just to elaborate on that, the sexy modern theory (see: A's and Red Sox front office) goes that you can't really teach plate discipline if a kid doesn't have it to begin with, but that many players develop power later in their career if they start out with good plate discipline (see: Jeff Bagwell)

therefore, OPS is not the perfect end-all statistic that some make it out to be, since a player with .200 OBP + .500 SLG = .700 OPS is much less likely to be productive than a player with .300 OBP + 400 SLG = .700 OPS.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:16 pm

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therefore, OPS is not the perfect end-all statistic that some make it out to be, since a player with .200 OBP + .500 SLG = .700 OPS is much less likely to be productive than a player with .300 OBP + 400 SLG = .700 OPS.[/quote]

No stat is perfect, but its much, much better then most. OPS+ actually is better then ops. Oba, should be weighed heavier then slugging, thats agreed. 55/45 or 60/40 split tops. One thing about ops, its pretty closely correlates with a teams total runs scored.
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