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Definition. A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws four pitches out of the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the hitter. After refraining from swinging at four pitches out of the zone, the batter is awarded first base. In the scorebook, a walk is denoted by the letters BB.

## What does BB and so mean in baseball?

BB – Bases on Balls: The number of times a player is ‘walked’ or awarded first base after four balls are thrown during an at-bat. SO – Strikeouts: The number of times a player strikes out while at bat.

## What is a good so BB ratio?

A very good K:BB is 4.00 or higher, something that just 14 of 96 pitchers with a minimum of 150 IP met in 2013, including both Cy Young winners. Generally a ratio around 2.75 is what I consider good while anything under 2.00 would be a sign of concern.

## What is BB percentage in baseball?

Walk percentage (also known as Base-on-balls percentage, BB%, or BBP) is a baseball statistic criterion. The purpose of this offensive measurement is to gauge the percentage of a batter’s plate appearances that result in the player being walked.

## What does Bo mean in baseball?

Bases on Balls (Walks) Batting Average. Caught Stealing. Doubles. Ground into Double Plays.

## What is BB in pitching stats?

A walk (or base on balls) occurs when a pitcher throws four pitches out of the strike zone, none of which are swung at by the hitter. … In the scorebook, a walk is denoted by the letters BB.

## What does BB mean?

In text messages and online, bb can be short for baby, especially as it’s used as a term of endearment for significant others or friends. In this sense, it can sometimes be pronounced as [bey-bee].

## What is a good BB 9 rate?

Context:

Rating | BB/9 | BB% |
---|---|---|

Excellent | 1.5 | 4.5% |

Great | 1.9 | 5.5% |

Above Average | 2.5 | 6.5% |

Average | 2.9 | 7.7% |

## What is a good BB K in baseball?

For the purpose of this exercise, I consider a K/BB over 2.00 to be ‘good’. In actuality, it is league average, but I consider a 2.00 K/BB the cutoff for draftable pitchers except in the deepest of fantasy leagues, so that’s what I used.

## What is a good HR 9?

hr/9 (Opposition Home Runs per 9 IP) measures how many HR a pitcher allows per game equivalent. The best pitchers will have hr/9 levels of less than 1.0.

## Does BB count AB?

In baseball, an at bat (AB) or time at bat is a batter’s turn batting against a pitcher. … Batters will not receive credit for an at bat if their plate appearances end under the following circumstances: They receive a base on balls (BB). They are hit by a pitch (HBP).

## How many innings are in BB?

In baseball statistics, bases on balls per nine innings pitched (BB/9IP or BB/9) or walks per nine innings (denoted by W/9) is the average number of bases on balls, (or walks) given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched.

## What is OPS baseball lingo?

Definition. OPS adds on-base percentage and slugging percentage to get one number that unites the two. It’s meant to combine how well a hitter can reach base, with how well he can hit for average and for power.

## What does Opie’s mean in baseball?

On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic calculated as the sum of a player’s on-base percentage and slugging average. The ability of a player both to get on base and to hit for power, two important offensive skills, are represented.

## What is K MLB?

Definition. A strikeout occurs when a pitcher throws any combination of three swinging or looking strikes to a hitter. … In the scorebook, a strikeout is denoted by the letter K. A third-strike call on which the batter doesn’t swing is denoted with a backward K.

## What is a slug in baseball?

In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats. Unlike batting average, slugging percentage gives more weight to extra-base hits with doubles, triples, and home runs, relative to singles.