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