A useful stat is knowing how often a players strikes out vs putting the ball in play, or having a productive at-bat. I call this "KPA", or "strikeout-to-plate appearance" average. It is a simple calculation of dividing the number of strikeouts by the total plate appearances (formula = K/PA). For example, if a player has 20 plate appearances and has struck out 5 times, their KPA would be .250, whereas a another player with 30 plate appearances and only 4 strikeouts has a KPA of .133, much better. It is like ERA - the lower the number, the better the average. This is useful to coaches and managers when determining a line-up. One day the MLB should adopt this stat, but for now, can Sport Ngin add it as a stat option? thanks
Frequency | Daily |
Which sport(s) does this apply to: | Baseball |
Organization type | League |