This is my first blog post. I will try (if I keep this up), to look at baseball players and their skill statistics and make inferences based on these stats.
Certain stats that I will be looking into are.
BABIP – Batting Average on Balls in Play. How often a ball put in play goes for a hit. Hitters average around .300, pitchers is varied as some pitchers have the skill to get more outs. Shitty pitchers will have higher BABIP’s. Check the pitchers career line for BABIP.
Contact Rate CT% – AB-K/AB – How often a player makes contact, makes an out on a ball put in play. Average ct% is 81%. The best are over 85% and worst are below 75%.
Walk Rate bb% – How often a player walks. Average is 9%. Best over 10%. Worst under 5%
HR/FB% – The amount of home runs per fly ball.
Here we go.
Ron Shandler and Co. have determined that true .300 hitters post a contact rate of 86% or better and a walk rate of 11% or better