GiantsFan14 wrote:i disagree that triples should only count as much as doubles, being on 3rd rather than 2nd gives a team so many more opportunities to score. if there are less than 2 outs, most ball put in play will score the run, along with passed balls and wild pitches...if anything i think a triple counts closer to a home run than a double as if there are less than 2 outs there is a good chance that run is going to score
I get the sense that you're missing the point, the point not being that triples aren't worth more than doubles, but that the OP thinks they shouldn't be worth more towards "Slugging %" since they're often similar hits.
Back on topic, I do see your point, but I think it has to do more with the name of the stat - Slugging Percentage - than what it actually means. In plain english, Slugging Percentage is the average number of bases a player hits for per at-bat. Under that definition, I don't have anything against triples contributing more than doubles to it.
I think the part that is tickling you, OP, is the name "Slugging Percentage." It makes it sound like it has to do with how well the ball is hit, in which case a double is often hit the same as a triple.
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