Stat Abbreviations

Batting Statistics Abbreviations

1B         Single: hits on which the batter reached first base safely without the contribution of a fielding error.

2B         Double: hits on which the batter reached second base safely without the contribution of a fielding error.

3B         Triple: hits on which the batter reached third base safely without the contribution of a fielding error.

AB         At bat: Batting appearances, not including bases on balls, hit by pitch, sacrifices, interference, or obstruction.

AB/HR  At bats per home run: at bats divided by home runs.

BA         Batting average (also abbreviated AVG): hits divided by at bats.

BB         Base on balls (also called a “walk”): times receiving four balls and advancing to first base

BABIP   Batting average on balls in play: frequency of which a batter reaches a base after putting the ball in the field of play. Also a pitching category.

BB/K     Walk,to,strikeout ratio: number of base on balls divided by number of strikeouts

BsR        Base Runs: Another run estimator, like Runs Created; a favorite of writer Tom Tango

FC          Fielder’s choice: times reaching base when a fielder chose to try for an out on another runner

GO/AO Ground ball fly ball ratio: number of ground ball outs divided by number of fly ball outs

GDP      Ground into double play: number of ground balls hit that became double plays

GPA      Gross Production Average: 1.8 times on,base percentage plus slugging percentage, divided by four

GS         Grand Slam: a home run with the bases loaded, resulting in four runs scoring, and four RBI credited to the batter.

H           Hits: times reached base because of a batted, fair ball without error by the defense

HBP       Hit by pitch: times touched by a pitch and awarded first base as a result

HR         Home runs: hits on which the batter successfully touched all four bases, without the contribution of a fielding error.

IBB        Intentional base on balls: times awarded first base on balls (see BB above) deliberately thrown by the pitcher. Also known as IW (intentional walk).

K            Strike out (also abbreviated SO): number of times that strike three is taken or swung at and missed, or bunted foul

LOB       Left on base: number of runners not out nor scored at the end of an inning.

OBP      On base percentage: times reached base (H + BB + HBP) divided by at bats plus walks plus hit by pitch plus sacrifice flies (AB + BB + HBP + SF).

OPS       On,base plus slugging: on,base percentage plus slugging average

PA         Plate appearance: number of completed batting appearances

R            Runs scored: number of times a player crosses home plate

RC         Runs created: statistic that attempts to measure how many runs a player has contributed to his team

RP         Runs produced: statistic that attempts to measure how many runs a player has contributed

RBI        Run batted in: number of runners who scored due to a batters’ action, except when batter grounded into double play or reached on an error

RISP      Runner In Scoring Position: the batter’s batting average with runners in scoring position

SB%      Stolen base percentage: the percent of bases stolen successfully. (SB) divided by (SBA).

SF          Sacrifice fly: number of fly ball outs to the outfield which allow a runner already on base to score

SH         Sacrifice hit: number of sacrifice bunts which allows another runner to advance on the basepaths or score

SLG       Slugging average: total bases divided by at,bats

TA         Total average: total bases, plus walks, plus hit by pitch, plus steals, minus caught stealing divided by at bats, minus hits, plus caught stealing, plus grounded into double play

TB          Total bases: one for each single, two for each double, three for each triple, and four for each home run

TOB       Times on base: times reaching base as a result of hits, walks, and hit,by,pitches

XBH       Extra base hits: doubles plus triples plus home runs

XR         Extrapolated Runs: A linear run estimator developed by Jim Furtado

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  4. Jeff says:

    A backwards “k” is for looking at strike 3

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