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# What are the most important baseball averages?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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I think this question is a matter of personal interpretation, however... For a pitcher, typically the ERA, or Earned Run Average, is the given the first look. The ERA corresponds to the number of earned runs given up based upon a complete nine inning game. Every run that scores though is not necessarily considered "earned". For example, if a batter reaches base on a fielding error, that base runner, if he scores, is not counted against the pitcher as an earned run. For a batter, typically the BA, or batting average, is given the most weight. Batting average is simply calculated by taking the number of hits divided by the number of at bats. Again, like the ERA, not every "appearance" is considered an at bat. As an example, if a batter walks, it is not counted as an at bat for that hitter.

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13y ago

The most important stat in Baseball is on base percentage also known as .OBP. It shows how often a batter reaches base. Joe Mauer had the highest on base percentage in 09', at .444. That means he reached base almost 4.5 times for every 10 at bats, The highest on base percentage in history for one season was set by Ted William. It was .553, according to World Baseball Almanac's website. The reason this statistic is so important is because it shows how often you have helped your team, and given them a chance to bat you in.

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11y ago

Its around .250 to .280 it depends what division mostly though.

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13y ago

about .280 batting average with about 15 home runs and 65 RBI's

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11y ago

No that is how much they hit in decimal.

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14y ago

400 is good

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