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# What were some of the modern batting stats for baseball player Nomar Garciaparra in 1998?

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2014-09-08 16:03:26

In 1998, Nomar Garciaparra played for the Boston Red Sox.

On Base Percentage (OBP) is considered by many to be a better measure of a great hitter than the Batting Average. It is calculated with the formula (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies). In 1998, Nomar Garciaparra had 604 at bats, 195 hits, 33 walks, and was hit by the pitch 8 times. He had 7 sacrifice flies. That gives him an On Base Percentage of .362.

Slugging Percentage (SLG) is a popular measure of a batter's power. It is calculated as (Total Bases) / (At Bats). Another way to look at it is (Singles + 2 x Doubles + 3 x Triples + 4 x Home Runs) / (At Bats). In 1998, Nomar Garciaparra had 604 at bats, and hit 115 singles, 37 doubles, 8 triples, and 35 home runs, for a .584 slugging percentage.

Being able to get on base and to hit for power are two of the most important offensive skills in Baseball, so the On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage are often added together. On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic. The best hitters in Major League Baseball can achieve an OPS of .900 or higher. In 1998, Nomar Garciaparra had a .362 On Base Percentage and a .584 Slugging Percentage for an OPS of .946.

Runs Created (RC) is a baseball statistic invented by Bill James to estimate the number of runs a hitter contributes to his team. There are a number of formulas used to calculate it. One of the simplest is (On Base Percentage) × (Total Bases). In 1998, Nomar Garciaparra had a .362 On Base Percentage and 353 Total Bases for 127.77 Runs Created.

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2014-09-08 16:03:26
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