The Loveable Losers wrote:RynMan wrote:The Loveable Losers wrote:RynMan wrote:BABIP = (hits-HR)/AB's
So how is this much better at indicating anything more relevant than what batting average tells you?
BABIP=(Hits - HR) / (AB - HR - K)
Thanks for the info LL.
Why is HR and K's subtracted from AB?
Because we're only measuring the hits in play out of the total balls in play. Neither home runs nor strike outs are in play so they get subtracted out.
I figured that, but was curious why HBP and walks weren't also subtracted.
I know now you are talking about at-bats and not plate appearances. These two terms seem to be used for one another I've found....yet they have different definitions.