## Total bases – Wikipedia

Total bases are the amount of bases a player has acquired as a result of his or her hits in baseball statistics. It is a weighted total in which the weight value for a single is 1, a double is 2, a triple is 3, and a home run is 4. Example: Three singles equal three total bases; a double plus a home run equal six total bases; three triples equal nine total bases Only bases gained as a result of hits are included toward this total. It is not possible to raise a player’s total number of bases by reaching base by other methods (for example, by reaching base on balls) or by moving forward after the hit (for example, by getting a hit from a subsequent hitter).

The slugging percentage of a player is calculated by dividing the total number of bases scored by the total number of at bats.

## Records

Both Hank Aaron (left) and Babe Ruth (right) maintain the Major League Baseball records for total bases in a career and in a single season, with 6,856 and 457 runs respectively. Hank Aaron holds the all-time Major League Baseball record for total bases with 6,856 in his career. Because he has spent the most of his professional baseball career in the National League, he also owns the record for most total bases in that league with 6,591. Aaron has a total of 300 or more total bases in 15 separate seasons, which is a record.

- In the American League, Ty Cobb’s total of 5,854 bases is the all-time high.
- Babe Ruth holds the single-season MLB and American League hits marks with 457 total bases in the 1921 season.
- In a single game, Shawn Green had 19 total bases, which is a single-game record.
- Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers set the American League record most home runs and doubles in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 8, 2012, when he hit four home missiles and added a double (18 total bases).
- During a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 24, 2010, Pedroia went 3-for-3 with three home runs, one single, and a double for the Boston Red Sox.
- As a result of their 60 total bases, the Red Sox set the record for the most total bases scored by a club in a single game on June 8, 1950, when they defeated the St.
- Among big league pitchers, Phil Niekrog surrendered the most total bases in a lifetime (7,473), while Robin Roberts (555 total bases surrendered in 19556) set the single-season record with 555 total bases surrendered.

Allan Travers of the Detroit Tigers holds the record for the most total bases allowed by a single pitcher in a single game with 42, set in 1989.

### Postseason

In a postseason game, two players have combined to bat for a total of 14 bases. This feat has only been accomplished once in the World Series, by Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series, when he hit two singles and three home runs in a single at-bat. Robertson accomplished the same feat when playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the 1971 National League Championship Series, hitting a double and three home runs in the process, according to Baseball Reference.

Louis Cardinals, but Derek Jeter has the lifetime postseason record with 302 total bases, which he has amassed throughout his time with the New York Yankees.

The Atlanta Braves collected 34 total bases in Game 5 of the 1991 World Series, defeating the Minnesota Twins by a score of 14–5.

### All-Star Games

While representing the American League in the 1946 edition of the All-Star Game, Ted Williams hit for a record 10 total bases (two singles and two home runs), setting a new record. There have been a total of 52 total bases scored in a single All-Star Game, the most recent being the 1954 edition, when the American League had 29 players and the National League had 23. The American League has amassed the most total bases by a single team in an All-Star Game twice, in 1954 and 1992, when they defeated the National League.

## References

- Team Batting Game Finder: From 1988 to 2018, playing for SFG, (requiring TB =40), ranked by highest total base hit (TB)
- “Giants 13, Braves 4”. Baseball Reference. Retrieved August 24, 2018. “Career LeadersRecords for Total Bases”. Baseball Reference. RetrievedJuly 8,2018
- “Batting SeasonCareer Finder: Spanning Multiple Seasons or entire Careers, Playing in the National League, From 1871 to 2018, (requiring TB =5500), sorted by greatest Total Bases”. Baseball Reference. RetrievedJuly 8,2018
- “Batting SeasonCareer Finder: For Single Seasons, From 1871 to 2018, (requiring TB =300), Lonnie Wheeler and Henry Aaron are two of the most well-known names in the world of sports (2014). I had a hammer at my disposal (2 ed.). On page 202 of Harper-Collins’ book, “Batting SeasonCareer Finder: Spanning Multiple Seasons or entire Careers, Playing in the American League, From 1871 to 2018, (requiring TB =5500), sorted by greatest Total Bases”, Baseball Reference. RetrievedJuly 8,2018
- “Active LeadersRecords for Total Bases”. Baseball-Reference.com. RetrievedApril 16,2020
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- “Team Batting Game Finder: From 1908 to 2018, (require TB =50), sorted by greatest Total Bases”. Baseball Reference. RetrievedJuly 9,2018
- “Pitching SeasonCareer Finder: For Single Seasons, From 1871 to 2018, (require “Pittsburgh Pirates 9, San Francisco Giants 4” was the result of the game on April 16, 2020. Retrosheet from the 3rd of October, 1971. The American League defeated the National League 2-0 on April 16, 2020. “All-Time and Single-Season Postseason Batting Leaders”. Baseball Reference. RetrievedAugust 27, 2018
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- “Team Batting Game Finder: In the All-Star Game, From 1933 to 2017, (requiring TB =8), sorted by

## External links

Total bases (TB) are the number of bases a player has acquired as a result of hits in baseball statistics. It is a weighted total in which the weight value for a single is 1, a double is 2, a triple is 3, and a home run is 4. Only bases gained as a result of hits are included toward this total. It is not possible to raise a player’s total number of bases by reaching base by other methods (for example, by reaching base on balls) or by moving forward after the hit (for example, by getting a hit from a subsequent hitter).

Hank Aaron has 6,856 total bases in his career, making him the all-time leader.

## Key

Rank | Rank amongst leaders in career total bases. A blank field indicates a tie. |

Player (2021 TBs) | Number of total bases during the2021 Major League Baseball season |

TB | Total career total bases |

* | Denotes elected toNational Baseball Hall of Fame. |
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Bold | Denotes active player. |

## List

Albert Pujols, the active leader in career total bases and the fourth-best player in baseball history,

Rank | Player (2021 TBs) | TB |
---|---|---|

1 | Hank Aaron* | 6,856 |

2 | Stan Musial* | 6,134 |

3 | Willie Mays* | 6,080 |

4 | Albert Pujols(119) | 6,042 |

5 | Barry Bonds | 5,976 |

6 | Ty Cobb* | 5,854 |

7 | Alex Rodriguez | 5,813 |

8 | Babe Ruth* | 5,793 |

9 | Pete Rose | 5,752 |

10 | Carl Yastrzemski* | 5,539 |

11 | Eddie Murray* | 5,397 |

12 | Rafael Palmeiro | 5,388 |

13 | Frank Robinson* | 5,373 |

14 | Adrián Beltré | 5,309 |

15 | Ken Griffey, Jr.* | 5,271 |

16 | Dave Winfield* | 5,221 |

17 | Cal Ripken, Jr.* | 5,168 |

18 | Miguel Cabrera(182) | 5,124 |

19 | Tris Speaker* | 5,101 |

20 | Lou Gehrig* | 5,060 |

21 | George Brett* | 5,044 |

22 | Mel Ott* | 5,041 |

23 | Jimmie Foxx* | 4,956 |

24 | Derek Jeter* | 4,921 |

25 | Ted Williams* | 4,884 |

26 | Honus Wagner* | 4,870 |

27 | Paul Molitor* | 4,854 |

28 | Al Kaline* | 4,852 |

29 | Reggie Jackson* | 4,834 |

30 | Manny Ramírez | 4,826 |

31 | Andre Dawson* | 4,787 |

32 | David Ortiz* | 4,765 |

33 | Chipper Jones* | 4,755 |

34 | Carlos Beltrán | 4,751 |

35 | Gary Sheffield | 4,737 |

36 | Robin Yount* | 4,730 |

37 | Rogers Hornsby* | 4,712 |

38 | Craig Biggio* | 4,711 |

39 | Ernie Banks* | 4,706 |

40 | Sammy Sosa | 4,704 |

41 | Al Simmons* | 4,685 |

42 | Jim Thome* | 4,667 |

43 | Harold Baines* | 4,604 |

44 | Billy Williams* | 4,599 |

45 | Cap Anson* | 4,592 |

46 | Rickey Henderson* | 4,588 |

47 | Frank Thomas* | 4,550 |

48 | Tony Pérez* | 4,532 |

49 | Mickey Mantle* | 4,511 |

50 | Vladimir Guerrero* | 4,506 |

Rank | Player (2021 TBs) | TB |
---|---|---|

51 | Roberto Clemente* | 4,492 |

52 | Paul Waner* | 4,478 |

53 | Nap Lajoie* | 4,472 |

54 | Fred McGriff | 4,458 |

55 | Iván Rodríguez* | 4,451 |

56 | Dave Parker | 4,405 |

57 | Mike Schmidt* | 4,404 |

58 | Luis Gonzalez | 4,385 |

59 | Eddie Mathews* | 4,349 |

60 | Sam Crawford* | 4,328 |

61 | Goose Goslin* | 4,325 |

62 | Todd Helton | 4,292 |

63 | Brooks Robinson* | 4,270 |

64 | Eddie Collins* | 4,268 |

65 | Vada Pinson | 4,264 |

66 | Robinson Cano(0) | 4,263 |

67 | Tony Gwynn* | 4,259 |

68 | Charlie Gehringer* | 4,257 |

69 | Jeff Kent | 4,246 |

70 | Lou Brock* | 4,238 |

71 | Dwight Evans | 4,230 |

72 | Willie McCovey* | 4,219 |

73 | Johnny Damon | 4,214 |

74 | Jeff Bagwell* | 4,213 |

75 | Willie Stargell* | 4,190 |

76 | Rusty Staub | 4,185 |

77 | Jake Beckley* | 4,160 |

78 | Steve Finley | 4,157 |

79 | Harmon Killebrew* | 4,143 |

80 | Jim Rice* | 4,129 |

81 | Zack Wheat* | 4,100 |

82 | Torii Hunter | 4,087 |

83 | Paul Konerko | 4,083 |

Al Oliver | 4,083 | |

85 | Wade Boggs* | 4,064 |

86 | Harry Heilmann* | 4,053 |

87 | Andrés Galarraga | 4,038 |

88 | Bobby Abreu | 4,026 |

89 | Roberto Alomar* | 4,018 |

90 | Aramis Ramírez | 4,004 |

91 | Carlton Fisk* | 3,999 |

92 | Rod Carew* | 3,998 |

93 | Ichiro Suzuki | 3,994 |

94 | Garret Anderson | 3,984 |

95 | Carlos Delgado | 3,976 |

96 | Joe Morgan* | 3,962 |

97 | Orlando Cepeda* | 3,959 |

98 | Sam Rice* | 3,955 |

99 | Joe DiMaggio* | 3,948 |

100 | Steve Garvey | 3,941 |

## Notes

- Inactive players include those who have declared their retirement or who have not participated in a complete season of competition

## External links

- Record holders in the field of baseball (Baseball Reference – Career Leaders)

## Total bases

When it comes to baseball statistics, total bases refers to the amount of bases a player has acquired through hits, which is the sum of his or her hits weighted by 1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple, and 4 for a home run. Total bases are calculated as follows: For the purposes of this total, only bases gained through hits are considered.

With the help of the formula, it is possible to compute total bases from regularly used baseball statistics. Singles (1B) may be expressed as, which, when paired with the TB formula provided, enables for the simplified formula listed at the top of the page to be calculated.

## Leaders

All-Time Total Bases Leaders(through games ofSeptember 30, 2008) Active players inbold. | ||

Rank | Player Name | Total Bases |

1 | Hank Aaron | 6,856 |

2 | Stan Musial | 6,134 |

3 | Willie Mays | 6,066 |

4 | Barry Bonds | 5,976 |

5 | Ty Cobb | 5,854 |

6 | Babe Ruth | 5,793 |

7 | Pete Rose | 5,752 |

8 | Carl Yastrzemski | 5,539 |

9 | Eddie Murray | 5,397 |

10 | Rafael Palmeiro | 5,388 |

11 | Frank Robinson | 5,373 |

12 | Dave Winfield | 5,221 |

13 | Cal Ripken, Jr. | 5,168 |

14 | Tris Speaker | 5,101 |

15 | Ken Griffey, Jr. | 5,092 |

16 | Lou Gehrig | 5,060 |

17 | George Brett | 5,044 |

18 | Mel Ott | 5,041 |

19 | Jimmie Foxx | 4,956 |

20 | Ted Williams | 4,884 |

21 | Honus Wagner | 4,862 |

22 | Paul Molitor | 4,854 |

23 | Al Kaline | 4,852 |

24 | Reggie Jackson | 4,834 |

25 | Andre Dawson | 4,787 |

26 | Robin Yount | 4,730 |

27 | Rogers Hornsby | 4,712 |

28 | Craig Biggio | 4,711 |

29 | Ernie Banks | 4,706 |

30 | Sammy Sosa | 4,704 |

31 | Al Simmons | 4,685 |

32 | Gary Sheffield | 4,616 |

33 | Harold Baines | 4,604 |

34 | Billy Williams | 4,599 |

35 | Rickey Henderson | 4,588 |

36 | Cap Anson | 4,574 |

37 | Frank Thomas | 4,550 |

38 | Alex Rodriguez | 4,543 |

39 | Tony Perez | 4,532 |

40 | Manny Ramírez | 4,516 |

41 | Mickey Mantle | 4,511 |

42 | Roberto Clemente | 4,492 |

43 | Paul Waner | 4,478 |

44 | Nap Lajoie | 4,474 |

45 | Fred McGriff | 4,458 |

46 | Dave Parker | 4,405 |

47 | Mike Schmidt | 4,404 |

48 | Luis Gonzalez | 4,385 |

49 | Eddie Mathews | 4,349 |

50 | Sam Crawford | 4,328 |

51 | Goose Goslin | 4,325 |

52 | Brooks Robinson | 4,270 |

53 | Eddie Collins | 4,268 |

54 | Vada Pinson | 4,264 |

55 | Tony Gwynn | 4,259 |

56 | Charlie Gehringer | 4,257 |

57 | Jeff Kent | 4,246 |

58 | Lou Brock | 4,238 |

59 | Darrell Evans | 4,230 |

60 | Willie McCovey | 4,219 |

61 | Jeff Bagwell | 4,213 |

62 | Willie Stargell | 4,190 |

63 | Rusty Staub | 4,185 |

64 | Steve Finley | 4,157 |

65 | Jake Beckley | 4,150 |

66 | Harmon Killebrew | 4,143 |

67 | Jim Rice | 4,129 |

68 | Jim Thome | 4,116 |

69 | Iván Rodríguez | 4,110 |

70 | Zach Wheat | 4,100 |

71 | Al Oliver | 4,083 |

72 | Wade Boggs | 4,064 |

73 | Harry Heilmann | 4,053 |

74 | Andrés Galarraga | 4,038 |

75 | Chipper Jones | 4,020 |

76 | Roberto Alomar | 4,018 |

## Closest active players to 4,000 Total bases

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- List of the top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters
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- MLB players who have 100 triples a ranking of the top 100 MLB players in terms of base on balls (walks)
- Top 15 in strikeouts, as well as a list of active Major League Baseball players who rank in the Top 50
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- A list of the 300-save club and the Blown saves
- And a list of the 300-save club and the Blown saves. List of the most successful saves in Major League Baseball history

### Other

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- ESPN’s MLB Statistics Glossary
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## Career Leaders & Records for Total Bases

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## Where To Bet MLB Player Total Bases

Total bases is a statistic that, in my opinion, does not receive enough attention in baseball. It’s an excellent number for determining a player’s total impact on the game, and it demonstrates just how talented and well-rounded a player can be. Looking at the top-five players in the category over their careers (Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, and Albert Pujols) is a fantastic illustration of how useful this statistic can be when used properly. That is a collection of five of the greatest hitters in baseball history.

Instead of wagering on individual hits in a game, wagering on total bases might be a lot more entertaining.

Alternatively, you might witness a player earn numerous singles in order to hit the over.

This post will explain you where you may place your own total bases bets on your own time.

## Where To Bet MLB Player Total Bases:

America: Bovada is a wonderful venue to put bets on MLB player props, such as MLB Player Total Bases, among other things. Everywhere Else: At Bet365, you can get odds for MLB Player Total Bases, as well as odds for many other sports.

## What is MLB Player Total Bases?(The Bet)

Total bases are defined as follows on the official Major League Baseball website: 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. Total bases are needed to calculate a player’s slugging percentage, which is calculated by dividing total bases by the number of at-bats.

- Advancement on the basepaths, whether via steal or otherwise, has no effect on a player’s overall number of bases.
- Steals are not counted, walks are not counted, and progressing along the basepaths is not counted.
- When you wager on total bases, it works in one of two ways: either you win or you lose.
- An outfielder with 1.5 total bases, such as Mike Trout, will have a total of 1.5 bases.
- If you believe he will not, place a wager on the under.
- This is an example of how it could work for Mike Trout.
- 6 and above (+689) This one is quite entertaining since you may place bets on higher and higher numbers in order to increase your chances of winning.

If the match-up is good for a guy like Mike Trout or Giancarlo Stanton, it would be worthwhile to wager on 4+ because that is only one home run for the player.

## Common MLB Player Total Bases Questions:

What is the Major League Baseball record for the most total bases scored in a single game? Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers holds the all-time record for most total bases in a game with a total of 152. A game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 23rd, 2002, was his first major league achievement. Green concluded the game with a perfect 6-for-6 batting average and a total of four home runs (matching the Major League Baseball single-game record), a double, and a single.

## How to Bet MLB Player Total Bases:

The Prop Builder at Bovada is a fantastic resource for placing bets on player props here. If you want to access it, simply navigate to the sportsbook part of the website and click on “Prop Builder” in the bottom right corner of the screen. From there, just browse to the MLB page and search for the game you’re interested in watching. Bet365: Go to the “Sports” section of the website and choose “Baseball.” It’s as simple as scrolling down to “Player Props” and searching for Mlb Player Total Bases from that point on.

## MLB Player Total Bases Betting Strategy:

There are a variety of approaches that can be taken in this situation, but given the current state of baseball, I am not looking for a player to get 2-3 hits and bring me the victory in this situation. I’m simply searching for athletes that I know are capable of hitting a big ball and securing a win for us with a single home run. There are simply too many 1-for-4, 1-for-3 with a walk type evenings in today’s game for me to place my expectations any higher than that at this point in the season.

## All Where To Bet MLB Articles:

TBis the total number of bases a hitter has amassed while at the plate. There are no complicated calculations involved; each base hit has the same weight as the previous one – a single base hit adds one to the total, a double base hit adds three to the total, and so on. However, it does not take into consideration bases acquired in other methods (such as walks or hit by pitch).

## Formula – How to calculateTB

TB = 1 base hit plus (2 x 2 base hits) + (3 x 3 base hits) + (4 x 4 base hits) + (4 x home runs)

## Example

If a hitter has 75 one-base hits, 38 two-base hits, 7 three-base hits, and 13 home runs, then the following is true: TB = 75 + (38 x 2) + (7 x 3) + (38 x 2) + (38 x 3) (13 x 4) A total of 224TB is equal to 75 + 76 + 21 + 52TB. This hitter has amassed 224 bases on hits over his career.

## Sources and more resources

- Wikipedia –List of Major League Baseball players who have amassed a total of 4,000 base hits
- Baseball-reference.com –all-time career leaders and all-time records in total bases
- Baseball rules and baseball statistics from Major League Baseball, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Baseball), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Softball), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Baseball and Softball), the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), and the International Baseball Federation

## MLB Total Bases Records

Baseball Almanac is proud to publish a record book including baseball records for total bases — including the most total bases in a career, the most total bases in a single season, and game-related total bases records — as well as the most total bases in a single season. “Although I am urging you not to throw a punch at his (Shawn Green’s) head, please remove him from the table. Everything seemed to be split down the middle.” On May 23, 2002, ESPN broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley reported that Green had set a new major league record for total bases (Green Sets New Total Bases Record).

You may not have known that Dal Maxvill of the 1970 St.

In most cases, pitchers aren’t related with total bases; however, on August 15, 1886, Guy Hecker went 3-for-3 with three home runs to set a Major League record (for the most total bases by a pitcher during a game) of fifteen total bases.

## Why don’t walks count towards “Total Bases” Moments?

@a perfectgames made a comment in Why aren’t walks included as “Total Bases” moments?:@bodamescapeplansexplained in an earlier post Why aren’t walks counted toward “Total Bases” moments?:@zfree1122 psnsaid in the comments Why aren’t walks included as “Total Bases” moments?:@bodamescapeplansexplained in an earlier post Why aren’t walks counted toward “Total Bases” moments?:@zfree1122 psnsaid in the comments Is it because walks do not count towards “Total Bases” moments that they do?

- Total number of 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.
- Because that is the way the game is played, brother.
- I hope this does not come off as inappropriate, but I am aware of the number of total bases that each hit would net you (but thank you still).
- I literally referenced the definition of “Total bases” from the baseball rule book in my speech.
- Hmm, well, if that’s the case, I think I won’t be able to protest too much.
- Thanks for the clarity, though, in any case.
- What kind of reward do you want?

This is not a rule that has been established by the creators.

They’re talking about the baseball statistic “total bases” when they advise you to get total bases.

You know what I mean.

No, I completely understand what you’re saying.

So, I suppose that’s all I had to say.

## Using Total Base Percentage as an alternative to OPS

Most hitters may be divided into two types of groups: those who create runs and those who produce runs. Run creators arrive to the base, and run producers transport them there. While run producers are rightfully given a great deal of attention (and money), what about run creators? That’s not the case. As I said in my last essay, speed and the ability to reach base have a significant influence on winning baseball games; nonetheless, the statistical significance of speed is underappreciated in the sport of baseball.

- I needed a mechanism to account for speed, and I came up with a new statistical measure I call Total Base Percentage, which combines slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and steals into a single number that accounts for all three metrics.
- Total Base Percentage (TBP) is determined in a similar manner to slugging percentage, and it evaluates a player’s power by dividing their total bases (singles, doubles, triples, home runs X 4) by the number of at-bats.
- Because walks never advance a runner more than one base and only serve to score runs when the bases are loaded, they are not included in the calculation of the total.
- Because walks and thefts lead to the formation of bases, they are fundamental components of the formula.
- TBP, on the other hand, is an alternative to OPS.
- In baseball, OPS (On-Base plus Slugging) is a comprehensive statistic that is meant to provide a comprehensive view of a player’s offensive contributions.
- Because the average MLB on-base percentage (.314) is 73 points lower than the average slugging percentage (.387), the on-base percentage (OPS) provides more credit to power hitters.

In order to explain, let’s look at two fictional batters who both had solid 2014 seasons: Sluggy and Wimpy.

(.314).

He leads the league in on-base percentage (.404) and is towards the middle of the pack in slugging percentage (.387).

OPS, for better or worse, is biased in favor of the power hitter.

Rather of combining two percentages, Total Bases Percentage (TBP) combines the information from Slugging and OBP into a single statistic that also includes steals.

Compare the OPS and TBP of the Phillies’ regulars to show the disparity between the two metrics.

### Phillies OPS leaders

Marlon Byrd .769 Chase Utley .764 Carlos Ruiz .753 Jimmy Rollins .717 Ben Revere .714 Ryan Howard .694 Cody Asche .694 Domonic Brown .629Here’s how they stacked up in terms of Total Base Percentage:

### Phillies TBP leaders

Jimmy Rollins .489 Marlon Byrd .487 Chase Utley .459 Ben Revere .452 Carlos Ruiz .446 Ryan Howard .439 Cody Asche .428 Domonic Brown .398And here’s what they look like when they’re side by side:

### Phillies OPS and TBP leaders

OPS TBP Marlon Byrd .769 Jimmy Rollins .489 Chase Utley .764 Marlon Byrd .487 Carlos Ruiz .753 Chase Utley .459 Jimmy Rollins .717 Ben Revere .452 Ben Revere .714 Carlos Ruiz .446 Ryan Howard .694 Ryan Howard .439 Cody Asche .694 Cody Asche .428 Domonic Brown .629 Domonic Brown .398Jimmy Rollins is undoubtedly the first name that comes to mind, since he sits fourth in OPS yet first in total bases per game. Jimmy’s 63 walks, which were first on the squad, and his +22 steal differential propelled him to the top of the leaderboard. It is debatable if Rollins deserves to be ranked higher than both Byrd and Utley, but the fact that Rollins makes up for a.244 batting average with a high number of walks, good power, and stolen bases may lead to a more serious debate. Ben Revere, despite the fact that he was the inspiration for this piece in the first place, only climbs up one spot despite having roughly the same number of thefts as the rest of the bunch combined, according to the rankings.

Total Base Percentage is not a perfect statistic, but I believe it is a useful complement to the overall winning percentage.

At the very least, Total Base Percentage provides an additional indicator of player worth while also generating some fascinating conversation subjects that we will address in the future.

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