biju wrote:acsguitar wrote:dmendro wrote:The main thing about high at bats is that if you have a guy who hits .300 for the year in 630 AB's, it's going to go farther for your team's BA then a guy who hits .300 in 500 AB's.

No its not its the same average

That's incorrect.

Compare these setups on your roster:

Player 1: 500 ABs, .300 avg

Player 2: 500 ABs, .265 avg

500 ABs x .300 avg = 150 hits

500 ABs x .264 avg = 132 hits

total:

1,000 ABs @ 282 hits = .282 avg

then:

Player 1: 600 ABs, .300 avg

Player 2: 500 ABs, .260 avg

600 ABs x .300 avg = 180 hits

500 ABs x .260 avg = 130 hits

total:

1,100 ABs @ 310 hits = .282 avg

[edit: I messed up the total ABs for group 2 so I fixed it.]

It's still messed up? In top case player 2 is a 264 hitter and in the other case he's hitting 260? If you pair each 300 hitter with the same player 2, you'll get a 2 points higher group batting avg from the 600 ab 300 hitter, than you will using the 500 ab 300 hitter.