[quote=“oc2viking”]I’m having a hard time making your numbers add up for the 1st player (Dylan Chavez).
It says he faced 169 batters
53 reached base safely
45 struck out
9 struck out looking
48 ground ball outs
32 fly ball outs
If I add all that up I get 187 - but he only faced 169. What am I missing?[/quote]
You’re double counting K’s and K L’s. A K looking is still a strike out.
Its also possible for a batter to reach safely on a K, and those would also be double counted.
GBO’s and FBO’s aren’t intended to be used to calculate batters. All they indicate is whether or not an out was directly related to a ball hit in the air or one on the ground. So it could be a single on the ground that produced an out because of a throw.
Total Reached safely is computed by summing WALKS+HBP+ROFC+ROE+Hits. The reason I didn’t list them separately, is because HITS and ROES are not at all objective, and I only want to list objective numbers. By taking them as a total, they totally lose their subjectivity and can be tested with a true false. Did the batter reach 1st safely? Y or N.
All the numbers to the right of “Batters per Reached Safely” are only to give a better overall picture of the pitcher, not as part of any calculation.
Great question though! You made me dig out the answer, and that means you were thinking, and that’s always my intention. The more you think, the more the numbers mean something to you, and the better you’ll understand the game than the guy who doesn’t think. Knowledge is power!