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# How do you figure slugging percentage in baseball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

14y ago

Slugging Percentage is a mathematical equation. A HR is four points, triple 3 points, a double is two, and a single is one. take the number of points added up, then divide by the number of at bats. For example, a batter goes 1 for 4 and hits a home run, which is four points. Four points divided into 4 at bats equals 1.000 slugging percentage.

Wiki User

10y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

A player's slugging percentage is defined as the number of bases he reaches per hit he gets. It measures the hitters power and ability to drive the Baseball.

The equation used looks like this:

SLG%=Total bases/At bats

For example if during a game, a hitter gets a home run(4 bases), and two doubles(2 bases each) in four at bats, his slugging percentage would be:

SLG%=4+2+2/4

=2.00

If he gets 2 singles in 3 at bats, his SLG% is:

SLG=2 /3

=0.66

Wiki User

12y ago

You take the total number of bases reached by getting a hit and divide by the number of at bats. Single is 1 base double is 2 bases triple 3 bases and home run 4 bases. Walks are not counted. Short example would be if you hit 10 doubles (20 bases) and you had 25 official at bats then your slugging % is .800 %.

Wiki User

13y ago

In baseball, slugging percentage is determined by dividing total bases by official at bats.

Wiki User

13y ago

It's number of total bases divided by at bats