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Do walks affect batting average

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Walks count as an official plate appearance and are used in determining whether a player has met the minimum number of plate appearances needed to be eligible to win the batting title but are not used in calculating a player's batting average.

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Do walks count towards your on base percentage?

Yes, but they don't affect your batting average.


Batting average walks?

No. Walks do not count toward batting average. If you get a walk in your first at bat, you will still be 0-0.


How are walks figured into your batting average?

Walks are not counted in figuring out Batting Averages. It's basically like you didn't take an at- bat for walks.


How do you figure Opposing batting average?

Like you do any batting average. Total trips to the plate minus walks and sacrifices divided by hits


Does a walk factor into batting average?

No, walks do not factor. They don't count as At Bats and therefore don't affect the batting average. For example: a player is at the plate 4 times; he gets walked twice and has one hit. The two walks don't count as At Bats. He therefore has 1 Hit in 2 AB which, of course, is a .500 BA.


What is batting average?

Number of base hits divided by number of times at bat, not counting any walks.


Who had the best batting average against Jim palmer?

For batters that had at least 10 plate appearances against Palmer, that was Fran Healy who went 5 for 8 with 4 walks for a .625 batting average. For batters that had at least 20 plate appearances against Palmer, that was Al Oliver who went 11 for 23 for a .478 batting average. For batters that had at least 50 plate appearances against Palmer, that was Doug Griffin who went 17 for 47 with 6 walks for a .362 batting average. For batters that had at least 100 plate appearances against Palmer, that was Rod Carew who when 34 for 95 with 10 walks for a .358 batting average.


What are some variables that effect batting averages of baseball players?

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Batting average in softball?

Batting average in softball is the number of hits divided by the number of at bats. Walks are not calculated as at bats or hits, as well as hit by pitches. A reached on error counts as an at bat, but does not count as a hit.


What is the highest batting average a player can get?

The highest batting average a player can have is 1.000, which would mean that he would have a hit every time he is at bat. Of course, this wouldn't count the times the batter may have been walked, since walks aren't considered "at-bats" and don't reflect upon his batting average.


When a catcher interferes with the batter's swing is it considered a hit and how does it affect the batter's batting average?

It is considered to be just like a walk, and does not count as a hit or an at bat, so it doesn't effect the average at all. It does; however, affect the on base percentage.


How does a strike out effect batting average?

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