Welcome to the Mariner Stat Page!
For those of you wondering what some of the stats mean, here is a rundown of each:
PA--Total Plate Appearances (times you batted)
AB--Total Official At Bats (PA minus walks, hit by pitch, and sacrifice)
HR--Total Home Runs
RBI--Runs Batted In (bases loaded walks DO count as RBI's, but batting while a runner scores from third because of a wild pitch is NOT an RBI!)
RCG--This is a stat that I made up, it's called Runs Created Per Game. Basically, it is your total runs scored plus your RBI's, divided by games played. In other words, if a player has an RCG of 2, that means they are directly responsible for 2 runs per game on average, either scored or driven in.
OE--Reached Base on an Error
TB--Total Bases (this is for hits only, so a single is 1 TB, double is 2, etc.)
PAK--Another Felax made up stat, but an important one for me. It stands for Plate Appearances per Strikeout. The higher the better for this one. For instance, if a player has a PAK of 7, that means they strike out an average of every 7 plate appearances.
HP--Hit by Pitch
KL--Strikeouts Looking (did not swing at 3rd strike)
SH--Sacrifice Hits (sac bunts)
SF--Sacrifice Flys (please remember that in order to be credited with a sac fly, a run must score...so if you fly out and a runner tags from second and goes to third, it IS NOT a sac fly)
CS--Times Caught Stealing
FBO--Fly Ball outs
GBO--Ground Ball outs
LOB--Runners left on base. This is one of the few stats that I do differently than Major League Baseball. In order to be charged with a LOB, you must make the third out of the inning. For instance, if you make the third out with the bases loaded, that is 3 LOB. Obviously, the fewer the better.
ISP--This goes along with LOP. ISP means In Scoring Position, which means a runner is at either 2nd or 3rd base. If a batter makes the last out with bases loaded, that would count as 3 LOB and 2 ISP (for the runners at 2nd and 3rd).
OBP--On Base Percentage. This is basically an average of how many times you reach base compared to your at bats. Hits, Walks, Hit by Pitches, and Catchers Obstructions count in OBP...reaching on Errors or Fielders Choices do NOT. (By the way, a fielders choice is when a batter reaches base but another player is put out on the play...ie...grounding to the shortstop with a runner on first, and the shortstop getting the out at second).
SLG--Slugging Percentage. Very similar to AVG, but slugging percentage is the number of total bases divided by at bats rather than just the number of hits. For instance, in batting average a single and a home run count as the same, but in SLG they do not.
OPS--This is basically just On Base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage (very important stat in MLB)
BA--Batting Average, which as I mentioned before is just total hits divided by at bats (not plate appearances). For instance, if a batter is batting .300, that means that they get a hit 30% of their at bats.
G--Games Pitched In
IP--Number of Innings Pitched
R--Number of Runs Given Up
ER--Number of Earned Runs Given Up..if you want to know the difference...ask me...it's too much to type:)
H, 2B, 3B, HR, HP, BB, and SO are the same as hitting, only for pitchers...for instance, H is the number of hits allowed, 2B is the number of doubles allowed, etc.
W-L--Wins and Losses (If you have any questions as to how the winning or losing pitcher is determined, just ask...once again, MUCH too long to explain:)
Sv--Saves (will explain if we ever get any:)
B, S, and TP--Balls thrown, strikes thrown, and total pitches thrown. B + S = TP (YAY, ALGEBRA!!)
PPI--Pitches per Inning, which is the average number of pitches throw by that pitcher per inning...the lower the better!
%ST--Percentage of pitches thrown that are strikes.
WHIP--VERY important stat in baseball, stands for Walks and Hits per inning pitched...so the lower the better! A very good MLB WHIP would be around 1, but that isn't really realistic at this age. It's just basically an average amount of runners that a pitcher allows to reach base per inning. HBP count as reaching base, but OE do not.
K/W--Strikeout to Walk Ratio...higher the better. If a player has a K/W of 3, that means that they get 3 strikeouts for every walk. If it's 0.5, that means they have twice as many walks as strikeouts:(
FBO and GBO is Fly ball outs and Ground ball outs. This is a really important stat for me as a coach. For instance, if there is a strong wind blowing out, I'd shy away from throwing a pitcher that has more FBO than GBO.
123--The number of 123 innings a pitcher gets. These are VERY hard to come by at this age!
PO--Runners Picked off base
IR and IRS--This is for pitchers that come in in the middle of an inning and runners are on base. IR is the amount of Inherited Runners they have total, and IRS is the number of those runners that ended up scoring in the inning. Ideally, our IR would be MUCH greater than our IRS, but that is once again hard to do at this age.
BA--Opponents Batting Average against the pitcher
ERA--Earned Run Average...the defining stat of all pitchers! It is basically a measure of how many earned runs a pitcher allows per 7 innings pitched (9 in MLB). If a pitcher has an ERA of 3.00, that means that they allow an average of 3 runs in every 7 innings they pitch.
G--Number of games played in the field
The rest go like this. "PO" is a put out, which is the act of making an out, either by a force play or by catching a ball in the air. "A" stands for assist, which is the act of throwing the ball to someone else to get a put out. For instance, if a batter grounds out to shortstop and is thrown out at first, the short stop would be given the assist and the first baseman would be given the put out. Lets say there was a double play...short to 2nd to 1st. The short stop would be given an assist on the first out...the 2nd baseman would be given a put out on the first out and then an assist on the second out...and the 1st baseman would be given a put out on the 2nd out. A fly ball that is caught is also a put out and no assist is given. Pitchers and catchers do NOT get putouts or assists on strikeouts.
E--Error. An error is basically any play that should be made within reason but is not made. Some people think that if it doesn't touch a players glove, no error is given (like on a ball that goes between a players legs), but this IS an error. If an outfielder dives after a ball and it goes off the tip of his glove, no error would be given because it is not a play that should be made within reason.
C--Total chances...which is assists + putouts + errors.
DP--Double plays turned. Only one player is given credit for a double play, which is the person who gets both a put out and an assist, or possibly even two put outs on the same play.
CS--Caught stealing. This is for catchers only...the amount of baserunners that are thrown out trying to steal. I DO NOT keep track of how many stolen bases are allowed, so the CSA (or caught stealing average) is NOT accurate.
FA--Fielding Average, which is your total assists and put outs divded by total chances. If a player has a FA of .950 that means they make 95% of the plays that they have a chance to make
IP--Defensive Innings Played
Please keep in mind when looking at fielding average that some positions are MUCH harder to maintain high fielding averages...primarily 3rd base and short stop because you have much more difficult opportunities, and you've got to field the ball cleanly and make a good throw...whereas most plays in the outfield involve just catching a fly ball.
I hope this helps! Any questions, let me know!