## Baseball Abbreviations

Tony Gwynn had another outstanding season in 1997, with 592 at-bats and 220 strikeouts, and an avg of.372, which was the best in the National League. Which of these abbreviations do all of these letters stand for? The Baseball Almanac is glad to give a standard collection of acronyms that are seen and used in print on a regular basis in the sport of baseball.

## Baseball Stats

Baseball Abbreviations 101Offensive Abbreviations for Statistics | |

ABBBAVGCS2BGIDP GRSLHBPHHRRHRIBBISO LOB OBPOPSRRBISFSHSSLGSB%SBRSBSOTB3B | At BatsBases on Balls (Walks)Batting AverageCaught StealingDoublesGround into Double Plays Grand SlamsHit by PitchHitsHome Run RatioHome RunsIntentionalBasesonBalls(Walks)Isolated Power Left on Base On-Base PercentageOn-Base Plus SluggingRunsRuns Batted InSacrifice FliesSacrifice Hits (Bunts)SinglesSlugging PercentageStolen Base PercentageStolen Base RunsStolen BasesStrikeoutsTotal BasesTriples |

Pitching Abbreviations for Statistics | |

AOBB BFPBKCBOCGCGLERERAGFGOGOAOGPGSHHBPHRIBBIPIRAIPSLMB9OBAPARRPFRWS/SHOSOSVSVOTBWWP | Fly Outs (Air)Walks (Bases on Balls) Batters Facing PitcherBalksCombined ShutoutComplete GamesComplete Game LossesEarned RunsEarned Run AverageGames FinishedGround OutsGround Outs / Fly Outs RatioGames PlayedGames StartedHitsHit BattersHome RunsIntentional WalksInnings PitchedInherited Runs AllowedInnings Per StartLossesBaserunners Per 9 InningsOpponents’ Batting AveragePlate AppearancesRunsRelief FailuresRelief WinsShutoutsStrikeoutsSavesSave OpportunitiesTotal BasesWinsWild Pitches |

Defensive Abbreviations for Statistics | |

ACSDPEGPOFAPBPKPOSBTCTP | AssistsCaught StealingDouble PlaysErrorsGames PlayedOutfield AssistsPassed BallsPickoffsPutoutsStolen Bases Total ChancesTriple Plays |

Miscellaneous Abbreviations for Statistics | |

ML SER | Major League Service |

Baseball Stats Abbreviations 101 |

The “common” set has several variations (DO Doubles, TR Triples, etc.), but these are the ones that are regarded “official” and are the ones that are used here at Baseball Almanac, among other places. Did you know that the National Association (a non-official league that gave rise to the National Leagueofficial )’s statistics were destroyed in a fire in the early 1900’s? Major League Baseball organized a Special Baseball Records Committee in the 1960s to examine the irregular records that had been kept previous to the 1920 season.

## MLB Baseball Abbreviations Legend

MLB Abbreviations and Symbols

Heading | Explanation | Position | Explanation |

W / L | Wins / Losses | C | Catcher |

ATS | Record Against The Spread | 1B | First Base |

Slug | Slugging Percentage | 2B | Second Base |

Ho | Home record | 3B | Third Base |

Aw | Away Record | SS | Short Stop |

O/U | Over/Under Record | LF | Left Field |

AF | Average Runs For | CF | Center Field |

AA | Average Runs Against | RF | Right Field |

BA | Batting Average | DH | Designated Hitter |

SLG | Slugging Percentage | SP | Starting Pitcher |

HR | Home Runs For | RP | Relief Pitcher |

ERA | Earned Run Average | ||

OBP | On Base Percentage | ||

Home-Away | Home Score – Away Score | ||

H Starter | Home Starter in that particular game | ||

A Starter | Away Starter in that particular game | ||

LOB:R | Left On Base to Runs ratio | ||

OPS | Slugging Percentage + On Base Percentage | ||

AVG | Batting Average for that game | ||

Starter | Team’s Starter for that game | ||

IP | Innings the starter pitched | ||

Opp Starter | Innings the starter pitched | ||

H | Hits Allowed by the starter | ||

R | Runs Allowed by the starter | ||

ER | Earned Runs Allowed by the starter | ||

SO | Strikeouts by the starter | ||

BB | Base on Balls allowed by the starter | ||

PIT | Total Pitches by the starter | ||

P/IP | Pitches divided by the number of Innings Pitched | ||

G/F | Number of Ground Ball outs divided by the Fly Ball outs | ||

OBA | Opposition Batting Average | ||

WHIP | Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched | ||

GB:FB | Ground Ball to Fly Ball Ratio | ||

SB | Stolen Bases | ||

CS | Caught Stealing | ||

SB% | Stolen Base Percentage | ||

QS% | Quality Start Percentage | ||

TWL | Team Win – Team Loss | ||

W/L% | Winning Percentage | ||

vs. R | vs. Right-handed Pitchers | ||

vs. L | vs. Left-handed Pitchers | ||

Start | Starters | ||

Rel | Relievers | ||

R/9 | Runs per nine innings | ||

K | Strikeouts | ||

Doub | Doubles | ||

Trip | Triples | ||

$ | Units Won or Lost | ||

Line | Line for the game | ||

$ Won | Units Won | ||

$ Loss | Units Lost |

## Baseball Acronyms – Abbreviations

To be successful in handicap games, you must be familiar with the jargon and abbreviations used in the industry. In the list below, you’ll discover a collection of baseball acronyms that you’re likely to see on stat sheets and in box scores. USE YOUR VISA CARD TO DEPOSIT AT ATSPORTS AND PLACE A BET ON MLB GAMES BETTINGAB:At bats is a good bet. ADP is an abbreviation for Average Draft Position. AL stands for American League. A:Assists Batting average (BA): BA A:Batting average versus the opposition BB:Base on balls is an abbreviation for Base on Balls (walk) BF:Batters were up against it BK:Balk BS:Blown opportunity CG: The game has been completed.

- ERA is an abbreviation for earned run average.
- GB stands for ground ball.
- G/F: The ratio of ground balls to fly balls.
- HP:Home plate is spelled with a capital letter.
- LOB:Left over on the field Major League Baseball (MLB) is a type of baseball played in the United States.
- OF:Outfield OBP is an abbreviation for on base percentage.
- PB: The ball was passed to me.
- R:Run was successful.
- RISK:Runners in scoring position are at risk.
- SHO:Shutout SP: The pitcher who will start the game.

The proportion of SV:SaveSLG:Slugging TB:Total number of bases TC:Total number of possibilities TP:Three-way play WHIP is calculated as follows: walks plus hits divided by the number of innings pitched. Wild pitch is the name of the game. X BH: Base hits in addition to the regular base hits

## Sports

Definitions of Baseball Terms | |

% Inherited Scored | A Relief Pitching statistic indicating the percentage of runners on base at the time a relief pitcher enters a game that he allows to score. |

1st Batter OBP | The On-Base Percentage allowed by a relief pitcher to the first batter he faces in a game. |

Active Career Batting Leaders | Minimum of 1,000 At Bats required for Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, At Bats Per HR, At Bats Per GDP, At Bats Per RBI, and K/BB Ratio. One hundred (100) Stolen Base Attempts required for Stolen Base Success %. Any player who appeared in 1995 is eligible for inclusion provided he meets the category’s minimum requirements. |

Active Career Pitching Leaders | Minimum of 750 Innings Pitched required for Earned Run Average, Opponent Batting Average, all of the Per 9 Innings categories, and Strikeout to Walk Ratio. Two hundred fifty (250) Games Started required for Complete Game Frequency. One hundred (100) decisions required for Win-Loss Percentage. Any player who appeared in 1995 is eligible for inclusion provided he meets the category’s minimum requirements. |

BA ScPos Allowed | Batting Average Allowed with Runners in Scoring Position. |

Baserunners per Nine Innings | These are the hits, walks and hit batsmen allowed per nine innings. |

Bases Loaded | This category shows a player’s batting average in bases loaded situation. |

Batting Average | Hits divided by At Bats. |

Bequeathed Runners | Any runner(s) on base when a pitcher leaves a game are considered bequeathed to the departing hurler; the opposite of inherited runners (see below). |

Blown Saves | This is charged any time a pitcher comes into a game where a save situation is in place and he loses the lead. |

Catcher’s ERA | The Earned Run Average of a club’s pitchers with a particular catcher behind the plate. To figure this for a catcher, multiply the Earned Runs Allowed by the pitchers while he was catching times nine and divide that by his number of Innings Caught. |

Cheap Wins/Tough Losses/Top Game Scores | First determine the starting pitcher’s Game Score as follows: |

- Start with a number of 50
- The starting pitcher gets one point for every strikeout he records
- After the fourth inning, add 2 points for each additional inning the pitcher goes on to complete. For each strikeout, add one point to your total. For each hit that is permitted, deduct two points. For each earned run that is permitted, subtract 4 points. Add 2 points to account for an unearned run. For each stroll, deduct one point from your total.

Cleanup Slugging% | The Slugging Percentage of a player when batting fourth in the batting order. |

Clutch | This category shows a player’s batting average in the late innings of close games: the seventh inning or later with the batting team ahead by one, tied, or has the tying run on base, at bat or on deck. |

Complete Game Frequency | Complete Games divided by Games Started. |

Defensive Batting Average | A composite statistic incorporating various defensive statistics to arrive at a number akin to batting average. The formula uses standard deviations to establish a spread from best to worst. |

Earned Run Average | (Earned Runs times 9) divided by Innings Pitched. |

Fast-A | Otherwise known as “Advanced A,” these A-level minor leagues are the California League, Carolina League and Florida Stat League. |

Favorite Toy | The Favorite Toy is a method that is used to estimate a player’s chance of getting to a specific goal in the following example, we’ll say 3,000 hits.Four things are considered: |

- Needed Hits – the number of hits required to get the desired result. (Of course, this could also be “Need Home Runs” or “Need Doubles” – whatever you choose to call it.)
- Years Remaining in the Contract. The formula 24-.6 is used to estimate the number of years that will be required to achieve the target (age). As a result of this approach, players under the age of 20 have 12.0 seasons left on their contract. Players under the age of 25 have nine seasons left on their contract, players under 30 have 6.0 seasons left on their contract, and players over 35 have just three season left on their contract. Any athlete who is currently actively participating in competitive sports is presumed to have at least 1.5 seasons left, regardless of his or her age. Hit Level has been established. For 1996, the established hit level would be calculated by multiplying 1993 hits by two times 1994 hits by three times 1995 hits by six, and then dividing the result by six. A player, on the other hand, cannot have an established performance level that is less than three-fourths of his most recent performance level
- For example, a player who had 200 hits in 1995 cannot have an established hit level that is less than 150
- Hits that are expected to be made in the future. This is calculated by multiplying the second number (the number of ears left) by the third number (the established hit level)

Once you have obtained the projected remaining hits, the probability of achieving the objective is calculated as (projected remaining hits) divided by (require hits), minus.5. If your “require hits” and your “projected remaining hits” are the same, you have a 50 percent probability of achieving your target using this technique of calculation. If your anticipated remaining hits are 20 percent greater than your required hits, you have a 70 percent probability of achieving your target in time. There are two specific rules, as well as a note:

- The probability of a player continuing to develop toward a goal cannot be more than.97 per year. For example, a player cannot calculate that they have a 148 percent probability of completing their goal because this is against the rules.)
- The possibility of a player continuing to develop toward the objective cannot be more than.75 each season if his offensive winning percentage is below.500 throughout the season. If a below-average batter is two years away from attaining a goal, his likelihood of accomplishing that objective cannot be proved to be better than nine-sixteenths of a percent, or three-fourths times three-fourths, no of his age.
- Rather of using actual figures from a complete season of play, we utilized predicted metrics for 1994 and 1995.

Fielding Percentage | (Putouts plus Assists) divided by (Putouts plus Assists plus Errors). |

First Batter Efficiency | This statistic tells you the batting average allowed by a relief pitcher to the first batter he faces. |

GDP per GDP Situation | A GDP situation exists any time there is a man on first with less than two outs. This statistic measures how often a player grounds into a double play in that situation. |

Go-Ahead RBI | Any time a player drives in a run which gives his team the lead, he is credited with a go-ahead RBI. |

Ground/Fly Ratio (Grd/Fly) | Simply a hitter’s ground balls divided by his fly balls. All batted balls except line drives and bunts are included. |

Hold | A Hold is credited any time a relief pitcher enters a game in a Save Situation (see definition below), records at least one out, and leaves the game never having relinquished the lead.Note: a pitcher cannot finish the game and receive credit for a Hold, nor can he earn a hold and a save. |

Inherited Runner | Any runner(s) on base when a relief pitcher enters a game are considered “inherited” by that pitcher. |

Isolated Power | Slugging Percentage minus Batting Average. |

K/BB Ratio | Strikeouts divided by Walks. |

LateClose | A LateClose situation meets the following requirements: |

- During the seventh inning or later, the batting side is either up by one run, tied, or has a possible tying run on base, at the plate, or on deck
- The game is over

Leadoff On Base% | The On-Base Percentage of a player when batting first in the batting order. |

No Decision (ND) | The result when a starter is credited with neither a win nor a loss. |

OBP+SLUG (OPS) | On-base percentage plus slugging percentage. |

Offensive Winning Percentage (OWP) | The Winning Percentage a team of nine Fred McGriffs (or anybody) would compile against average pitching and defense. The formula: (Runs Created per 27 outs) divided by the League average of runs scored per game. Square the result and divide it by (1+itself). |

On Base Percentage | (Hits plus Walks plus Hit by Pitcher) divided by (At Bats plus Walks plus Hit by Pitcher plus Sacrifice Flies). |

Opponent Batting Average | Hits Allowed divided by (Batters Faced minus Walks minus Hit Batsmen minus Sacrifice Hits minus Sacrifice Flies minus Catcher’s Interference). |

Outfielder Hold Percentage | A statistic used to evaluate outfielders’ throwing arms. “Hold Percentage” is computed by dividing extra bases taken (by baserunners) by the number of opportunities. For example, if a single is lined to center field with men on first and second, and one man scores while the other stops at second, that is one extra base taken on two opportunities, a 50.0 hold percentage. |

PA* | The divisor for On Base Percentage: At Bats plus Walks plus Hit By Pitcher plus Sacrifice Flies; or Plate Appearances minus Sacrifice Hits and Times Reached Base on Defensive Interference. |

PCS (Pitchers’ Caught Stealing) | The number of runners officially counted as Caught Stealing where the initiator of the fielding play was the pitcher, not the catcher. Note: such plays are often referred to as pickoffs, but appear in official records as Caught Stealings. The most common pitcher caught stealing scenario is a 1-3-6 fielding play, where the runner is officially charged a Caught Stealing because he broke for second base. Pickoff (fielding play 1-3 being the most common) is not an official statistic. |

Percentage of Pitches Taken | This tells you how often a player lets a pitch go by without swinging. |

Percentage of Swings Put In Play | This tells you how often a player hits the ball into fair territory, or is retired on a foul-ball out, when he swings. |

Pickoffs (Pk) | The number of times a runner was picked off base by a pitcher. |

Pivot Percentage | The number of double plays turned by a second baseman as the pivot man, divided by the number of opportunities. |

PkOf Throw/Runner | The number of pickoff throws made by a pitcher divided by the number of runners on first base. |

Plate Appearances | At Bats plus Total Walks plus Hit By Pitcher plus Sacrifice Hits plus Sacrifice Flies plus Times Reached on Defensive Interference. |

Power/Speed Number | A way to look at power and speed in one number. A player must score high in both areas to earn a high Power/Speed Number.The formula: (HR x SB x 2) divided by (HR + SB). |

Quality Start | Any start in which a pitcher works six or more innings while allowing three or fewer earned runs. |

Quick Hooks and Slow Hooks | A Quick Hook is the removal of a pitcher who has pitched less than 6 innings and given up 3 runs or less. A Slow Hook occurs when a pitcher pitches more than 9 innings, or allows 7 or more runs, or whose combined innings pitched and runs allowed totals 13 or more. |

Range Factor | The number of Chances (Putouts plus Assists) times nine divided by the number of Defensive Innings Played. The average for a Regular Player at each position in 1997: |

- 5.00 points for second base, 2.67 points for third base, 4.56 points for shortstop, and 1.99 points for left field, 2.55 points for center field, and 2.06 points for right field.

Relief Points (Pts) | Wins plus saves minus losses |

Run Support Per 9 IP | The number of runs scored by a pitcher’s team while he was still in the game times nine divided by his Innings Pitched. |

Runs Created | A way to combine a batter’s total offensive contributions into one number. The formula:(H + BB + HBP – CS – GIDP) times (Total Bases +.26(TBB – IBB + HBP) +.52(SH + SF + SB)) divided by (AB + TBB + HBP + SH + SF). |

Runs/Times on Base | This is calculated by dividing Runs Scored by Times on Base |

Save Percentage | Saves (SV) divided by Save Opportunities (OP). |

Save Situation | A Relief Pitcher is in a Save Situation when upon entering the game with his club leading, he has the opportunity to be the finishing pitcher (and is not the winning pitcher of record at the time), and meets any one of the three following conditions: |

- He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and has the opportunity to pitch for at least one inning, or he enters the game with the potential tying run on base, at bat, or on deck, regardless of the count, or he pitches three or more innings regardless of the lead and the official scorer awards him a save
- Or he pitches three or more innings regardless of the lead and the official scorer awards him a save

SBA | Stolen-base attempts against a catcher |

SB Success% | Stolen Bases divided by (Stolen Bases plus Caught Stealing). |

Secondary Average | A way to look at a player’s extra bases gained, independent of Batting Average. The formula:(Total Bases – Hits + TBB + SB) divided by At Bats. |

Slow-A | Otherwise known as “Regular A,” these full-season minor leagues contain less-experienced professional players. The Slow-A leagues are the Midwest League and South Atlantic League (Sally). |

Slugging Percentage | Total Bases divided by At Bats. |

Stolen Base Percentage Allowed | This figure indicates how successful opposing baserunners are when attempting a stolen base. It’s stolen bases divided by stolen-base attempts. |

Times on Base | Hits plus walks plus hit by pitch |

Total Bases | Hits plus Doubles plus (2 times Triples) plus (3 times Home runs). |

Win-Loss Percentage or Winning Percentage | Wins divided by (Wins plus Losses). |

Zone Rating | Simply the percentage of balls fielded by a player in his typical defensive “zone,” as measured by STATS reporters. |

Formulas and Definitions | |

PA | AB + BB + HBP + SF + SH + defensive interference |

PA* | AB + BB + HBP + SF |

Total Bases | |

AVG | H/AB |

OBP | (H + BB = HBP)/(AB + BB + HBP + SF) |

SLG | TB/AB |

Breakdown Categories | |

Ahead/Behind in Count | For hitters, ahead in count includes 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 2-1 and 3-1. Behind in count for hitters includes 0-1, 0-2, 1-2 and 2-2. The opposite is true for pitchers. |

Day/Night | Officially, night games in the National League are those that start after 5:00 pm, while night games in the AL begin after 6:00 pm. Therefore, a game at 5:30 in Yankee Stadium is a day game while one in Shea Stadium at the same time is a night game. We avoid this silliness by calling all games starting after 5:00pm night games. |

First Pitch | Refers to the first pitch of a given at bat, and any walks listed here are intentional walks. |

Grass/Turf | Grass is grass. Turf is artificial turf. |

Groundball/Flyball Ratio | A hitter’s stats against pitchers that induce mostly grounders or flies, respectively. If the ratio is less than 1.00, then he is a Flyball hitter. If it is greater than 1.50, he is a Groundball hitter. Anything else is classified as neutral. Same cutoffs apply for classifying pitchers. Anyone with less than 50 plate appearances is automatically neutral. |

First Inning Pitched | Describes the result of the pitcher’s work until he recorded three outs. |

Inning 1-6 and Inning 7+ | These refer to the actual innings in which a pitcher worked. |

None On/Out | Refers to situation when there are no outs and the bases are empty (generally leadoff situations). |

None On/Runners On | Describes the status of the baserunners |

Number of Pitches | This section shows the results of balls put into play while his pitch count was in that range. |

Pitcher/Batter Match-Ups | The following conditions must be met before a player is added to the list: |

- For a batter to be considered a “Hits Best Against” candidate, there must be at least 10 plate appearances between him and the pitcher
- And for a pitcher to be considered a “Pitches Best Against” candidate, the batter must have a.300 batting average against the pitcher, and the pitcher must limit the batting average of the batter to under.250.

Scoring Position | At least one runner must be at either second or third base. |

Vs. 1st Batr (Relief) | Describes what happened to the first batter a reliever faces. |

## Basic Baseball Stats Abbreviations

It is possible to make an already thrilling game even more interesting to watch by understanding the meanings of fundamental baseball statistics acronyms. If you know the W+S and BS percentages of a pitcher in the 7th inning, for example, a manager’s choice to replace him in the 7th inning signifies a lot more. Continue reading to understand the definitions of significant baseball acronyms, as well as how they impact the effectiveness of a baseball team. A large group of people is watching a baseball game.

## Offensive Statistics Abbreviations

Batting practice is in session, so get ready to swing! The anticipation of seeing a hitter make his way from the strike zone to the infield is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game. When a hitter or runner attempts to put points on the board, the following abbreviations are used to indicate their position.

### Batting Abbreviations

What is the difference between an AB and a BA for a batter? With the help of these abbreviations, you may become an expert in batting terminology and statistics.

- A total of 1BorS is a single
- A total of 2B is a double
- A total of 3B is a triple
- A total of AB is a total of at bats
- An AB/HR is a total of at bats per home run. AO- Airplane Takeoffs and Landings
- BAorAVG is the batting average
- BAorAVG is the batting average
- Bases on Balls (Walks)
- BB- Bases on Balls (Walks)
- In baseball, BABIP is for Batting Average on Balls in Play. In baseball, BB/K stands for Batting Average on Strikeouts. BRorBsR- Base Runs
- BRorBsR- Base Runs EQA is an abbreviation for Equivalent Average. Ground into Double Plays (GIDP) are a type of ground into double play. Ground Balls to Fly Balls
- GO/AO- Ground Balls to Fly Balls
- GSorGRSL- Grand Slams
- H- Hits
- HBP- Hit by Pitch
- GSorGRSL- Grand Slams
- HRR is an abbreviation for Home Run Ratio
- HR is an abbreviation for Home Runs
- HR/H is an abbreviation for Home Runs per Hit. Home Run within the park, abbreviated as ITPHR
- ISO is an abbreviation for Isolated Power
- KorSO is an abbreviation for Strikeouts
- And OBP is an abbreviation for On-Base Percentage. OPS stands for On-Base Plus Slugging
- PA stands for Plate Appearance
- PA/SO stands for Plate Appearances per Strikeout
- RBI stands for Runs Batted In
- RC stands for Runs Created. RISP stands for Runner in Scoring Position
- RP stands for Runs Produced
- SF stands for Sacrifice Flies
- SH stands for Sacrifice Hits (bunts)
- SLG stands for Slugging Average
- TA stands for Total Average
- TB stands for Total Bases
- TOB stands for Times on Base
- XBH stands for Extra Base Hits.

### Baserunning Abbreviations

What happens now when the hitter has reached second base? An individual’s SB percentage becomes extremely essential while examining his or her possibilities at second base, for example. Take a look at these acronyms that might help you forecast if a runner will remain put or try to take the ball from you.

- CS stands for Caught Stealing
- DI stands for Defensive Indifference
- LOB stands for Left on Base (Runners)
- R stands for Runs
- SB stands for Stolen Bases. SB percent stands for Stolen Base Percentage
- SBAorATT stands for Stolen Base Attempts
- SBR stands for Stolen Base Runs
- And UBR stands for Ultimate Base Running.

## Defense Statistics Abbreviations

A high-quality pitcher has the ability to influence the flow and outcome of a baseball game. An inexpensive pitcher, on the other hand, can accomplish the same result. See how the statistics of fielders and pitchers may have an impact on a baseball team’s infield and outfield defense.

### Fielding Abbreviations

What distinguishes a first baseman as one worth keeping an eye on? What about a left fielder or right fielder? With the help of these acronyms, you may get more familiar with fielding statistics.

- A stands for assists
- CI stands for Catcher’s Interference
- DP stands for double plays
- E stands for errors
- FP stands for Fielding Percentage
- GP stands for games played. The following terms are used in baseball: INN-innings (in a certain position)
- OFA-outfield assists
- PB-passed balls
- PK-pickoffs
- PO-putouts
- TC-total chances (assists plus putouts + errors)
- TP-triple plays
- UZR-ultimate zone rating.

### Pitching Abbreviations

Pitching statistics have the ability to make or break a team’s defensive performance. Examine the following baseball acronyms to determine what is desirable – and what is unsafe – in a pitching bullpen.

- BB- Bases on Balls
- BB/9- Bases on Balls per nine innings
- BF- Batters Faced
- BB/9- Bases on Balls per nine innings BFP stands for Batters Facing the Pitcher. Balks (illegal pitching actions)
- BK- Balks (Balks (Illegal Pitching Actions)
- BS stands for Blown Save. CERA is for Component ERA
- CBO stands for Combined Shutout
- CG stands for Complete Games
- CGL stands for Complete Game Losses
- DICE stands for Defense-Independent Component ERA. ER is for Earned Runs
- ERA stands for Earned Run Average. GorGP- Games have been pitched
- GF- Games have been completed. Double Plays or Double Play Groundouts Induced
- GIDPO- Double Play Opportunities
- GIDP- Double Plays or Double Play Groundouts Induced GIR stands for Games in Relief. GO- Ground Outs
- GO/AO- Ground Outs to Fly Outs
- GO/AO- Ground Outs to Fly Outs GS stands for Games Started
- FIP stands for Fielding Independent Pitching. HorHA stands for Hits Allowed
- H/9orHA/9 stands for Hits Allowed over 9 Innings
- HBorHBP stands for Hit Batters
- HLDorH stands for Hold
- HRorHRA stands for Home Runs Allowed. IR- Inherited Runners
- IRA- Inherited Runs Allowed
- K- Strikeouts
- K/9orSO/9- Strikeouts per nine innings
- L- Losses (while pitching)
- BB- Balls on Bases
- IPS- Innings Per Start
- IBBorIW- Intentional Walks
- IP/GS- Innings Pitched Per Games Started
- IP/GS- Innings Pitched per Games Started LOB is an abbreviation for Left on Base
- LOB percent is an abbreviation for Left on Base Percentage
- OBA is an abbreviation for Opponents’ Batting Average. The pitch count and strike count inside those pitches are denoted by the letters PC-ST. PIT or NP-Pitch Count
- MB9-Baserunners Per 9 Innings
- PIT or NP-Pitch Count
- PFR is the Power Finesse Ratio (the sum of strikeouts and walks divided by the number of innings pitched). QOP is for Quality of Pitch
- QS stands for Quality Start. RA is for Run Average (number of runs allowed over nine innings)
- RPF stands for Relief Failures
- RW stands for Relief Wins. Shutouts
- S/SHO- Shutouts SIERA (Skill-Interactive Earned Run Average) is an acronym that stands for Skill-Interactive Earned Run Average. A combination of K/SO and strikeouts. SV- Saves
- SVO- Save Opportunities
- W- Wins
- W+S- Relief Wins and Saves
- SV- Saves
- SVO- Save Opportunities WHIP is the number of walks and hits allowed per inning pitched. WP stands for Wild Pitches.

## NERD Statistics

When it comes to baseball acronyms, the acronym NERD may come up in conversation. NERD is an abbreviation for Narration, Exposition, Reflection, and Description, which is a word used in abermetrics. In its simplest form, it is a mathematical formula that evaluates the aesthetic worth of seeing a pitcher (pNERD) or a team (tNERD) play baseball based on a variety of performance measures.

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- For example, Baseball Abbreviations for the Scoreboard and Scorecard Baseball scorecards are used by everyone from Little League umpires to Major League umpires to baseball spectators to keep track of all the activity during a game of baseball. If you want to be able to write or read a baseball scorecard, you’ll need to start by being familiar with all of the standard baseball scorecard acronyms and symbols.

## What does TBH mean in baseball? – Moorejustinmusic.com

Total number of basesDefinition.

The number of bases a batter has amassed as a result of his hits is referred to as his total bases. A single, a double, a triple, and a home run all result in one total base for the hitter, two total bases for a home run, three total bases for a triple, and four total bases for a home run.

## What do all the abbreviations in baseball mean?

BA – Batting average (also known as AVG) — the number of hits divided by the number of at bats. In baseball, the term “base on balls” (sometimes known as “walk”) refers to getting four balls and moving up to first base. Walking-to-strikeout ratio (BB/K) is defined as the number of base on balls divided by the number of strikeouts. Extra base hits (doubles, triples, and home runs) are referred to as XBH.

## What does C mean in baseball?

Having been apprehended stealing Having been apprehended stealing (CS)

## What is the whiff rate in baseball?

A whiff rate of 26 percent is a metric that is generally used in reference to pitchers and is calculated by dividing the number of pitches batted at and missed by the total number of swings in a particular sample. In the case of a pitcher who throws 100 pitches at which hitters swing and the batters miss contact on 26 of those pitches, the pitcher’s whiff rate is 26 percent.

## What does TBD mean in baseball?

It is yet to be decided I found out that TBA stands for “to be announced,” which indicates we already know; TBD stands for “to be determined,” which means we haven’t decided yet. “As a result, we’re TBA.” A large group of people gathered together.

## Is a HBP a total base?

Total bases — A home run counts for four total bases, a triple counts for three, a double counts for two, and a single counts for one. Total bases do not include walks, thefts, sacrifices, and any other non-hit advancement. Because that is the way the game is played, brother. HBP was not counted until this year, thus at the very least they altered their minds.

## What does Po in baseball mean?

PutoutDefinition. Whenever a fielder physically records the act of making an out — whether it is by standing on the base for a forceout, tagging or throwing out a runner, collecting a hit ball, or taking a third strike – the fielder is awarded the putout.

## What does RR mean in baseball?

A run is awarded to a player if he crosses the plate to bring his team’s total to one run. When calculating the number of runs scored, the method by which a player reached base is not taken into account.

## What is BF in baseball stats?

Definition. Batters faced is essentially a tally of the total number of plate appearances made against a specific pitcher or club in a given season. Batters faced may frequently be used as a reference for in-game tactics while analyzing a game.

## What is TBD and TBA?

DISCLAIMER: The abbreviations “TBA” and “TBD” stand for “to be announced” and “to be determined,” respectively. These expressions are commonly used in event planning to imply that, while something is likely to occur, a specific detail of that event, such as the location and time, is still up in the air and needs to be confirmed.

## What is full form of TBD?

TBD is an acronym that is commonly used in everyday writing to indicate “to be discussed,” “to be done,” “to be defined,” “to be decided,” “to be determined,” “to be declared,” “to be deleted,” “to be divulged,” “to be denounced,” and other similar expressions. TBD (TV network) is an American digital broadcast television network that may also be referred to as TBD (TV network).

## Who are the people who study baseball statistics?

Baseball scouts and general managers research player data in order to make informed conclusions about the talents of prospective players.

Managers, catchers, and pitchers research the statistics of other teams’ batters in order to determine how to effectively pitch to them and where to place their players on the field.

## Who are the current Major League Baseball players?

Baseball players that are now considered greats include Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Jacob deGrom, Miguel Cabrera, Zack Greinke, Jose Altuve, and others. Teams in Major League Baseball The National League East is comprised of the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.

## What makes a baseball player a Triple Crown winner?

To this day, a player who leads the league in all three of these statistics is referred to as a ” Triple Crown ” winner. For pitchers, the most frequently mentioned statistics are wins, earned run average, and strikeouts, and a pitcher who leads his league in all three of these statistics is referred to as a “triple crown” champion.

## What is a triple in Major League Baseball?

1B – Single – hits on which the batter made it safely to first base without the assistance of a fielder’s mistake. In baseball, a double is a hit on which the hitter successfully advances to second base without the assistance of a defensive mistake. The term “triple” refers to hits in which the hitter successfully advances to third base without the assistance of a fielding mistake.

## Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball/Team abbreviations – Wikipedia

Abbreviation/ Acronym | Franchise |

ANA | Anaheim Angels |

ARI | Arizona Diamondbacks |

ATL | Atlanta Braves |

BAL | Baltimore Orioles(original, 1901–1902; current, since 1954) |

BOS | Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters(from 1876–1900) orBoston Red Sox(since 1953) |

BOA | Boston Americans (1901–1907) |

BOB | Boston Beaneaters (1901–1906) or Boston Braves/Bees (1912–1952) |

BOD | Boston Doves (1907–1910) |

BOR | Boston Red Sox (1908–1952) |

BOU | Boston Rustlers (1911) |

BKN | Brooklyn Dodgers/Robins/Superbas/Bridegrooms/Grooms/Grays/Atlantics |

CAL | California Angels |

CHC | Chicago Cubs(since 1903) |

CHO | Chicago Orphans (1901–1902) |

CHI | Chicago Orphans/Colts/White Stockings(1876–1900) |

CWS | Chicago White Sox |

CIN | Cincinnati Reds/Red Stockings |

CLE | Cleveland Guardians/Indians/Naps/Broncos/Bluebirds/Lake Shores |

COL | Colorado Rockies |

DET | Detroit Tigers |

FLA | Florida Marlins |

HOU | Houston Astros/Colt.45s |

KC | Kansas City Athletics(1955–1967) orKansas City Royals(since 1969) |

LAA | Los Angeles Angels(of Anaheim) |

LAD | Los Angeles Dodgers |

LA | Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–1961; 1965–2004) |

MIA | Miami Marlins |

MIL | Milwaukee Brewers (original; 1901)orMilwaukee BravesorMilwaukee Brewers(current; since 1970) |

MIN | Minnesota Twins |

MTL | Montreal Expos |

NY | New York Gothams/Giants (1883–1902) or New York Yankees (1958–1961) |

NYG | New York Giants/Gothams |

NYM | New York Mets |

NYY | New York Yankees |

NYH | New York Highlanders |

OAK | Oakland Athletics |

PHA | Philadelphia Athletics |

PHI | Philadelphia Phillies/Quakers(1883–1900; 1955–present) |

PHP | Philadelphia Phillies (1901–1942; 1945–1954) |

PHB | Philadelphia Blue Jays (1943–1944) |

PIT | Pittsburgh Pirates/Alleghenys |

SD | San Diego Padres |

SEA | Seattle Mariners(since 1977) orSeattle Pilots(1969) |

SF | San Francisco Giants |

SLB | St. Louis Browns(AL) |

SLC | St. Louis Cardinals (1902–1953) |

STL | St. Louis Cardinals/Perfectos/Browns/Brown Stockings |

TB | Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays |

TEX | Texas Rangers |

TOR | Toronto Blue Jays |

WSH | Washington Senators (original, 1901–1960);expansion, 1961–1971) orWashington Nationals(since 2005) |

## MLB Baseball Abbreviations Legend

MLB Abbreviations and Symbols

Heading | Explanation | Position | Explanation |

W / L | Wins / Losses | C | Catcher |

ATS | Record Against The Spread | 1B | First Base |

Slug | Slugging Percentage | 2B | Second Base |

Ho | Home record | 3B | Third Base |

Aw | Away Record | SS | Short Stop |

O/U | Over/Under Record | LF | Left Field |

AF | Average Runs For | CF | Center Field |

AA | Average Runs Against | RF | Right Field |

BA | Batting Average | DH | Designated Hitter |

SLG | Slugging Percentage | SP | Starting Pitcher |

HR | Home Runs For | RP | Relief Pitcher |

ERA | Earned Run Average | ||

OBP | On Base Percentage | ||

Home-Away | Home Score – Away Score | ||

H Starter | Home Starter in that particular game | ||

A Starter | Away Starter in that particular game | ||

LOB:R | Left On Base to Runs ratio | ||

OPS | Slugging Percentage + On Base Percentage | ||

AVG | Batting Average for that game | ||

Starter | Team’s Starter for that game | ||

IP | Innings the starter pitched | ||

Opp Starter | Innings the starter pitched | ||

H | Hits Allowed by the starter | ||

R | Runs Allowed by the starter | ||

ER | Earned Runs Allowed by the starter | ||

SO | Strikeouts by the starter | ||

BB | Base on Balls allowed by the starter | ||

PIT | Total Pitches by the starter | ||

P/IP | Pitches divided by the number of Innings Pitched | ||

G/F | Number of Ground Ball outs divided by the Fly Ball outs | ||

OBA | Opposition Batting Average | ||

WHIP | Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched | ||

GB:FB | Ground Ball to Fly Ball Ratio | ||

SB | Stolen Bases | ||

CS | Caught Stealing | ||

SB% | Stolen Base Percentage | ||

QS% | Quality Start Percentage | ||

TWL | Team Win – Team Loss | ||

W/L% | Winning Percentage | ||

vs. R | vs. Right-handed Pitchers | ||

vs. L | vs. Left-handed Pitchers | ||

Start | Starters | ||

Rel | Relievers | ||

R/9 | Runs per nine innings | ||

K | Strikeouts | ||

Doub | Doubles | ||

Trip | Triples | ||

$ | Units Won or Lost | ||

Line | Line for the game | ||

$ Won | Units Won | ||

$ Loss | Units Lost |

## Definition of PITCHOUT

Recent Web-based illustrations The Chiefs were rewarded for yet another fourth-down risk, as Williams gained three yards on a pitchout. Following that, Mahomes — who had been the Chiefs’ top rusher during the playoffs — turned, faked a pitchout, and plunged into the end zone from the 1, concluding a 15-play, 75-yard drive. —Washington Post, 3 February 2020 —Alex Johnson, NBC News, Wednesday, February 3, 2020 Kirk throws the pitchout for the jet sweep to the left at 8 a.m. —oregonlive, 22nd of December, 2019 Since Hopkins’s pitchout was moved forward, it was officially declared that Watson had scored a touchdown.

- Taking the pitchout for a first down on the opening play from scrimmage, Chester Rogers gains a first down.
- The pitch on the double to centerfield was meant to be a pitchout, according to Scott Horner of the Indianapolis Star on October 20th, 2019.
- The following was written by Mark Inabinett for AL.com on October 22, 2017.
- It is not the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors that the viewpoints stated in the examples are correct.

## Definition of AT BAT

Recent Web-based illustrations Stone made her major league debut in 1946 with the San Francisco Sea Lions, where she batted for the first time. 9.02.2022, Avery Newmark, ajc, 9 February 2022 However, the flip side of this is that she is adapting their skills to our art form and innovating our art form with every at bat. —New York Times, December 29, 2021 With the exception of the eighth inning on Wednesday, Baltimore has only produced one run in its previous 21 at-bats. The Baltimore Sun published an article by Nathan Ruiz on September 10, 2021.

- The Chron, published on November 1, 2021 by Bryan C.
- In the bottom of the seventh inning, Altuve hit a solo home run into the Crawford Boxes on the first pitch of the at-bat against Drew Smyly, extending the Astros’ lead to 7-2 in the game.
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- —Tony Blengino, Forbes, October 29th, 2021.
- On October 16, 2021, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times wrote: The Braves have established themselves as a defensive/pitching team, which means close games and one-at-bat swings in the momentum are commonplace.
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## Baseball Positions by Number

Which numbers correspond to which locations on the x-axis? What do the numbers preceding a double or triple play mean? What is a 6-4-3 double play, and how does it work? Alternatively, what does the “3-4 hole” relate to? On a baseball field, there are nine positions that are designated by numbers. For the most part, while maintaining a scorecard, numbers are utilized instead of writing down the player’s or the position’s name. The following is a list of baseball positions organized by number: Pitcher, to begin with (P) Caught in the act of catching (C) 3.

- Second Base (also known as second baseman) (2B) 5.
- Infielder/shortstop (SS) 7th Baseman (Left Field) (LF) 8.
- It has taken me by surprise to discover how many charts in so-called baseball reference books get this incorrect.
- This seemed like a typo at first, but the error was repeated throughout the whole book, which led me to believe it wasn’t.
- With the baseball position chart shown above, I want to put any uncertainties to rest.
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