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  Fielding percentage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted or thrown ball properly.
Likewise, a relatively slow outfielder might have a high fielding percentage even though he doesn't reach many of the fly balls which a faster player would catch.
Conversely, a highly skilled fielder might have a comparatively low fielding percentage by virtue of reaching, and potentially missing, a greater number of balls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fielding_percentage   (158 words)

 Internet Baseball Statistics: Evaluating Fielding
A shortstop who never exerts himself to make a play on balls hit beyond his immediate area might compile a high fielding percentage, but many base hits he made no attempt to prevent will find their way through the infield.
Fielding percentage is calculated as (assists plus putouts) divided by (assists plus errors plus putouts).
Pete Palmer's fielding runs formula is described in the Total Baseball glossary, and career fielding runs and fielding wins for all major-leaguers are listed in the player records in Total Baseball.
members.tripod.com /baseballstats/fielding.html   (718 words)

 numbers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Calculate: To calculate fielding percentage add the number of putouts and assists and divide by the total of putouts, assists and errors.
Fielding percentage is calculated to 3 decimal places and is dependent on putouts, assists and errors.
Be sure to compare a first baseman's fielding average with those of other first basemen, not with statistics for outfielders or even for second basemen.
www.turnerlearning.com /efts/bball/numbers.htm   (653 words)

 BaseballTruth.com Archive Document
Fielding statistics are the red-headed stepchildren of baseball numbers.
Of course Baseball Weekly's fielding data are essentially worthless, because they combine all numbers regardless of position, so a player who has played, say first base and the outfield, will have numbers that are nothing more than an amorphous blob of junk.
For shortstops, claim percentages are rated on a weighted scale, with assists vs. expected assists being 40 points, double plays versus expected DPs being 30 points, error percentage (basically the reverse of -- or 1 minus -- fielding percentage) being 20 and putouts vs team putouts 10 points.
www.baseballtruth.com /leadingoff/leadingoff_051402.htm   (2603 words)

 Cyberslugger Trivia The Ultimate Baseball Trivia Game!! - Baseball Statistics
The primary purpose for this offensive measurement is to gauge the percentage of a batter's appearance at the plate that directly result in the player being walked.
The fielding average, or fielding percentage, defensive statistic is the most common rating system being used in baseball today.
Fielding Runs is a common term for any statistical treatment of fielding that converts a fielder's performance to runs.
www.geocities.com /baseballtriviachallenge/baseballstats.html   (2194 words)

 Slick Fielding - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2004
Many consider fielding percentage too random to predict or don’t want to pass on sluggers in order to draft players who make their living with their gloves.
Dmitri Young, for instance, may not be a gold glove contender at third base (.849 fielding in 2003), but if you factor in the.985 mark he posted in left field, his total is a stellar.975, better than all but Joe Randa’s.980 at third base.
Mark Teixeira will also qualify at third, where his fielding percentage was a meager.811 in 2003, but is slated to play first base and should post significantly improved numbers.
www.fantasybaseballcafe.com /2004/tips_fielding.php   (524 words)

 CITIZEN-TIMES.com: All-WNC Teams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A shortstop and outfielder when she was not on the mound, she also had a.963 fielding percentage as well as a.321 batting average and.386 on-base percentage.
A first baseman when she was not on the mound, she also had a.930 fielding percentage as well as a.323 batting average and.400 on-base percentage.
A second baseman when she was not on the mound, she also had a.970 fielding percentage as well as a.333 batting average and.480 on-base percentage.
www.citizen-times.com /all_stars/gsoftball.shtml   (956 words)

 Rhode Island College Athletics - News Releases
He recorded a.489 slugging percentage, a.377 on-base percentage and a.953 fielding percentage.
He owned a.381 slugging percentage, a.500 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.
He owned a.080 slugging percentage, a.143 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.
www.ric.edu /athletics/Releases/Releases2001-02/high2-328.html   (1525 words)

And unlike football or basketball, where it is difficult to account for the relative value of different stats, baseball statisticians have come up with elaborate formulas to figure out the contribution of each hitter to his team’s runs, and from there even to wins.
Therefore, it is obvious that fielding percentage and errors do not sufficiently account for good defense.
Arizona was the worst fielding team in the league, by a large margin.
homepages.udayton.edu /~coatepae/measuring_fielding.htm   (1033 words)

 Cal Ripken: Year by Year
Fielding percentage:.986, led AL in percentage, games (162), put-outs (267), assists (528), total chances (806), total chances without errors (795), double plays (114).
The ball landed in the left field seats at Camden Yards and is designated by an orange seat.
Fielding percentage: 977, led league in games (162), assists (495), total chances (738), total chances without errors (721).
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/sports/orioles/longterm/memories/cal/articles/launch/ripyears.htm   (1263 words)

 Baseball statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It adds the hitter's on base percentage (number of times reached base -by any means- divided by total plate appearances) to his or her slugging percentage (total bases divided by at bats).
Though not widely used, statistics like FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) can be used as a predictor of a pitcher's "true" success, with the impact of his fielders removed.
OBP - On base percentage (also abbreviated OBA for on base average) - times reached base (H + BB + HBP) divided by at bats plus walks plus hit by pitch plus sacrifice flies (AB + BB + HBP + SF).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_statistics   (2273 words)

 TSN's Diamond Collection: Cubs
He led the league in fielding percentage twice while behind the plate for Chicago and hit.280 or better five times.
A natural fielder, Tinker led the league in fielding percentage four times and was part of the famous double-play combination of Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance.
Hack was on four pennant-winning clubs, hitting a career.301 in 16 seasons in Chicago, leading the league in stolen bases, hits and fielding percentage twice each and compiling 2,193 hits in his career (fifth best in team history).
www.sportingnews.com /archives/sports2000/players/diamond/cubs1.html   (775 words)

 Untitled Document
He owned a.642 slugging percentage, a.401 on-base percentage and a.985 fielding percentage.
He owned a.464 slugging percentage, a.423 on-base percentage and a.958 fielding percentage.
He owned a.509 slugging percentage, a.393 on-base percentage and a.936 fielding percentage.
www.ric.edu /athletics/Releases/Releases0203/rel_0203-096s.html   (1376 words)

 BaseballTruth.com Archive Document
The fielding assessment system outlined in those (and other) articles concluded that through 2002 Jeter was one of the poorest fielding shortstops in the major leagues.
Palmeiro is a good offensive player and he had a good fielding percentage that year (.996).
Jeter's fielding percentage of.981 (probably the only statistic voters look at) plus his reputation for leadership as well as a.292 batting average and 23 home runs makes the Gold Glove easier to understand.
www.baseballtruth.com /fielders_choice/choice_072605.htm   (1142 words)

 Player Bio: Marc Maddox :: Baseball
Had 354 putouts, 65 assists and only eight errors in 454 fielding chances for a.981 fielding percentage...
Among the Conference USA leaders in hitting (5), slugging percentage (2), on-base percentage (5), runs (2), hits, (4), RBIs (5), doubles (T12), home runs (3), total bases (3), walks (4) and stolen bases (7) and fielding putouts (10)...
Finished with 20 total bases for a 1.333 slugging percentage and had a.647 on-base percentage...
southernmiss.cstv.com /sports/m-basebl/mtt/maddox_marc00.html   (1331 words)

 USATODAY.com - Baseball's contenders catch on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Eight of the 12 worst fielding teams boast a losing record, whereas most of the teams that flash the leather are playoff contenders.
A run of 30 errors in their last 26 games through Tuesday nudged the Mets' fielding percentage to 29th (of 30) in the majors, ahead of the ham-handed Cincinnati Reds.
Even the most ardent fan of leather believes fielding percentage is not a tell-all stat, any more than the Gold Gloves, guaranteed to spark controversy every year.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2003-05-01-fielding_x.htm   (409 words)

 05/05/05- Four Lobos Earn Division Diamond Honors
Kemmerling finished his junior campaign with a.311 batting average with a slugging percentage of.447 while posting a.391 fielding percentage as a cathcer.
Villa led the Lobos with a.336 batting average with a.443 slugging percentage and posted an.871 fielding percentage at the shortstop position.
Lopez was team-second with a.333 batting average and led the Lobos with a.509 slugging percentage.
www.sulross.edu /pages/5002.asp   (161 words)

 Baseball Smarts: The Best Percentage Players in the Game -- The Hardball Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Stolen base and fielding percentage say something about a player's judgement, for example, when to steal or when to avoid the rushed, risky throw.
In any case, James applies his method and comes up with the best percentage player in history, who happens to be Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan.
James' method for identifying percentage players is explained in the Joe Morgan comment of the New Historical Baseball Abstract.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/article/baseball-smarts-the-best-percentage-players-in-the-game   (2116 words)

 Greatest Infields
And in 1975, steady Pete Rose led all NL third basemen except one (Doug Rader of the Astros) in fielding percentage.
Pee Wee Reese had topped the NL the year before, and catcher Roy Campanella was the premier fielding catcher of the 1950s.
With his unparalleled creativity, Ordonez was the best fielding shortstop since Ozzie Smith - in 1999, he also cut down on his errors, making just 4, down from 17 in 1998, to lead major league shortstops in fielding percentage.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Greats/infields.htm   (906 words)

 Relationship between range and fielding pct. - OOTP Developments Forums
I agree that range is much more important than fielding percentage, unless the errors involved are in situations with runners in scoring position, and especially if they are throwing errors.
Historically, the correlation between RF and fielding percentage is undeniable, at least for those who would truly deserve an 'A' range or had a very high fielding percentage.
They all had RFs that were significantly higher than the league average for most of their seasons, and they also had high fielding percentages.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?t=48510   (2905 words)

 Stats Geek: Pirates aren't in the 'zone' in fielding, either   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
ESPN describes ZR as "the percentage of balls fielded by a player in his typical defensive 'zone,' as measured by STATS Inc. The Pirates' zone rating (.817) is worst in baseball.
They are worst in the league at second base and in left field, and worst in the majors at pitcher and in right field.
The percentage of runners he has caught stealing (.385) and the number caught (15) both are second in the league.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04167/331906.stm   (765 words)

 Widener University | Softball | News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Cesarine paced the conference with a.436 batting average, was third with 53 hits, second with 31 RBI, tops with 14 doubles, sixth with a.598 slugging percentage and fourth with a.426 on-base percentage.
She closed the year fifth in the league with a.400 batting average, fifth with a.617 slugging percentage, fifth with a.452 on-base percentage, tied for seventh with 46 hits and tied for fourth with 11 doubles.
She owned a.957 fielding percentage with 90 putouts and only seven errors over 163 chances.
www.widener.edu /Athletics/Softball/News/7338   (251 words)

 ESPN.com: Mark Grace Career Notes
Was second in the NL in hits, third in intentional walks (14), seventh in doubles, and ninth in on-base percentage (.393)...
Recorded a.995 fielding percentage, ranking first among major league first basemen in putouts, assists, and chances...
Ranked sixth in the NL with a.296 batting average and a.371 on-base percentage...
espn.go.com /mlb/profiles/notes/4194.html   (845 words)

 THT Glossary
Fielding Independent Pitching, a measure of all those things for which a pitcher is specifically responsible.
Fielding Percentage, or the number of fielding chances handled without an error.
On Base Percentage, the proportion of plate appearances in which a batter reached base successfully, including hits, walks and hit by pitches.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/statpages/glossary   (2010 words)

 Baseball Corner - Baseball Fielding Tips & Drills.
He holds 10 career fielding records for third basemen, and led American League third basemen in fielding percentage 11 times.
The pPlayer must approach the ground ball and assume a good fielding position right behind the bat, without his feet touching or going over it.
The young player often gets in the habit of catching grounders close to his or her feet or slightly in front of the toes.
www.baseballcorner.com /fieldingtips.asp   (1589 words)

 How to Calculate Fielding Percentages - eHow.com
Fielding percentage is the most commonly used baseball statistic for fielders at every position.
A play in which you didn't have a putout or assist or error is not considered a "chance" even if you fielded or threw the ball.
Fielding percentage can favor a fielder with limited range.
www.ehow.com /how_9731_calculate-fielding-percentages.html   (205 words)

 WNUR Sports: Baseball Analyst Jeff Tucker - April 11, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Wildcats are also last in fielding percentage with a.941 mark and in double plays with only 21.
Errors also have a tendency to create a chain reaction of errors: as more errors are committed, players stand around in the field longer; when that happens, they become more likely to mistake a mistake.
The three worst fielding teams in the Big Ten are in the bottom four in the standings.
www.wnur.org /sports/analysts/jt041101.html   (519 words)

 Major League Baseball : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Mariners ended their 93-win season with a.989 team fielding percentage, committing 20 fewer errors than the Twins, who ranked second in the AL in defense.
Meanwhile, Cameron was the busiest center fielder in the AL with 492 total chances, and his.992 fielding percentage ranked third behind Johnny Damon (370 total chances) and Bernie Williams (294) at.997.
He registered a.993 fielding percentage, committing five errors in 740 total chances before suffering a fractured left wrist in a home plate collision with Dustan Mohr, Sept. 3 at Minnesota.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20031104&content_id=598878&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp   (1073 words)

 ESPN.com: Omar Vizquel Career Notes
Was third among AL shortstops in fielding percentage at.982 after committing only six errors (had three in one game on April 16)...
Placed third among AL shortstops with a.980 fielding percentage and 244 putouts, was second with 734 total chances, and tied for the lead with 108 double plays...
Led all major league shortstops with a.989 fielding percentage, the seventh-best mark in major league history...
espn.go.com /mlb/profiles/notes/4306.html   (546 words)

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