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  Types of batted balls in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands.
A ground ball or grounder is a batted ball which rolls or bounces on the ground in the infield.
Bunts are generally not considered to be ground balls; they are a distinct type of batted ball.
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 Gymnic Exercise Ball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Balls were used in ancient times by the early Egyptians, the ancient Greeks and Romans, and the Aztecs and earlier Mesoamerican peoples.
Ball 8, though colored solid, is not considered one of the solid balls, as it is the final objective for both sides.
The one ball is on the head spot, and the nine ball is in the very center.
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 Beach Ball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Beach balls are not used in any recognized sports, but are very often used for recreation, such as in an informal game of volleyball or water polo.
Balls are usually hollow and spherical but can be other shapes, such as ovoid (only in a few special cases) or solid (as in billiards) and flat (as in ice hockey).
If a player hits a ball that is not the lowest numbered first, the other player is allowed to place the cue ball anywhere on the table before he shoots.
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 Ground ball fly ball ratio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball statistics, ground ball fly ball ratio (denoted by G/F), also known as ground outs per fly outs (denoted by GO/AO), is a measure of:
how frequently a pitcher gets batters out on ground balls versus fly balls; calculated as: (ground outs) / (fly outs).
how frequently a batter grounds out versus flies out; calculated as: (number of ground outs) / (number of fly outs).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ground_ball_fly_ball_ratio   (102 words)

  
 Types of batted balls in baseball - TheBestLinks.com - Fly ball, Baseball, Ground ball fly ball ratio, Foul tip, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Fly ball, Types of batted balls in baseball, Baseball, Ground ball fly ball...
A type of fly ball that goes very high and stays close to the infield.
A ball ttipped off the bat which goes straight into the catcher's glove and is caught.
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 Grounded — TwinsTerritory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Only three other teams in the AL have hit as many as 2000 ground ball outs, and two of those totals are 2006 grounders (Toronto) and 2003 grounders (Oakland).
And since the Twins are one of those clubs which has historically been decent offensively when hitting into a reasonable number of ground ball outs, there's reason to believe that a regression to more normal levels of grounder-hitting will naturally allow the offense to improve.
In commentary on the high GB/FB ratio, you picked up on my thoughts concerning the plethora of sac bunt attempts, but the other thought that came to mind was in regards to the sac fly.
www.twinsterritory.com /Members/dwintheiser/index_html/blogentry.2005-09-25.3805036727/view   (2586 words)

  
 Secondary average -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is a complement to ((baseball) the percentage of times a batter gets a hit; number of base hits divided by the number of times at bat) batting average, which is a simple ratio of base (The act of contacting one thing with another) hits to (additional info and facts about at bats) at bats.
Secondary average is a ratio of bases gained from other sources ((additional info and facts about extra base hit) extra base hits, (The act of walking somewhere) walks and net bases gained through (additional info and facts about stolen base) stolen bases) to at bats.
Secondary averages have a higher (The second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value) variance than batting averages.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Se/Secondary_average.htm   (216 words)

  
 Baseball statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It combines the hitter's on base percentage ([hits + walks + number of times hit by pitches] divided by [number of times at bat + walks + number of times hit by a pitch + number of sacrifice flies]) with their slugging percentage (total bases divided by at bats).
G/F - Ground ball fly ball ratio - number of ground balls divided by number of fly balls
PB - Passed ball - error charged to the catcher that occurs when the ball is dropped and one or more runners advance
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baseball_statistics   (1879 words)

  
 Batted Balls and DIPS -- The Hardball Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
His conclusion, "that major league pitchers don’t appear to have the ability to prevent hits on balls in play," was a breakthrough, and it led to a whole new approach to pitching analysis.
Tippett found that knuckleballers were much better than average at preventing hits on balls in play, and in his second version of DIPS, McCracken adjusted for this and for the tendency of lefties to allow slightly higher Batting Averages on Balls in Play (BABIP).
Inducing infield flies is a skill, and while it correlates somewhat weakly year-to-year (Lichtman found an “r” of.140), a small subset of pitchers exhibits clear control over the percentage of their fly balls that are infield pop ups.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/article/batted-balls-and-dips   (1555 words)

  
 Exile in Wrigleyville: Garland sparkles again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A higher G/F ratio will help Garland keep his home run rate, which is at 0.5 per 9 innings pitched this year, down compared with his homer rate of 1.4/9 IP last year.
The improvments in the change-up, which is moving much more than in the past, greater command of his curve ball and a greater willingness to attack the strike zone with his fast ball, seem to be the biggest differences in Garland this year.
He is throwing a fast ball that moves in on righties and his sinker is also moving in on righties at times.
www.all-baseball.com /exile/archives/018691.html   (709 words)

  
 MLB Stats: MLB Baseball Stats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The defensive players are assigned their positions based on statistics about where the batter is likely to hit the ball.
To become eligible for the pitching title, the pitching statistics of a player in averaged categories must average at least one inning pitched for every game his team has played.
To become eligible for the fielding titles, the fielding statistics of a player in averaged categories must meet the mentioned requisites: Catchers must play 1/2 of their team's games; Pitchers must average at least one inning pitched for each of their team's games; Position players must play 2/3 of their team's games.
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 Red Stats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By keeping the ball on the ground, Kennedy limited the home run ball and was able to keep opponents from piling up big innings, thus giving himself a much better chance to be effective.
The Penn league is short season A ball, which means that its 76 game season does not begin until after the June amateur draft, allowing players drafted out of college and high school to begin their first full professional season in the same year in which they are drafted.
In AA and AAA, and to a lesser extent the higher levels of A ball, players are moved around quite frequently, with top-shelf prospects often moved up a level in mid-season to promote their development and hasten their arrival with the big club.
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 more baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
One of the neat parts of Money Ball was where, in interviewing Scott Hatteberg, who is one of the key ingredients in Oakland's OBP-conscious lineup, he heavily criticized the Sox, for whom he played from 1995-2001, saying that they just buy the best hitters they can find and turn them loose.
When the balls are falling for hits, they score enormous numbers of runs; when they aren't, they make Wayne Franklin look like Cy Young, which is what happened last night.
I think one of the corollaries of McCracken's conclusions is that it's far better to be a ground ball pitcher, since the balls that do go for base hits are most likely to be only singles, so opposing hitters will have a low slugging percentage.
www.lemure.net /~chuck/forum/show_thread.php?thread=215   (2078 words)

  
 From Doughnuts to Dugouts
His ground ball to fly ball ratio is an astonishing 6 to 1.
He is also a control pitcher with an unprecedented 23 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.
As a 6 foot, 185 pound, recently turned 16-year-old pitcher, he has command of his hard breaking, 12 to 6 curveball, a great circle changeup, and excellent movement and control on his variety of fastballs.
www.antonnews.com /greatneckrecord/2003/10/31/sports   (311 words)

  
 Minor League Ball :: Thoughts on Carl Crawford
He was considered to be one of the best pure athletes in the draft class, but fell to the second round due to the fact that he was rather raw in baseball, plus he had a basketball scholarship to UCLA and a football scholarship to Nebraska on the table.
His ground ball/fly ball ratio isn't extreme in either direction, and he's certainly strong enough physically, though his swing is still tailored to the line drive.
Far more frequent is the ball cut off in the gap, holding the batter to first (or a ball that should have been cut off but wasn't, allowing the runner to advance) -- and even then, they don't happen all that often.
www.minorleagueball.com /story/2005/10/17/131859/54   (3544 words)

  
 AaronGleeman.com
In fact, Brown ranked third in all of baseball with a ground ball/fly ball ratio of 3.37.
Actually though, as long as you're not a Yankee fan who dislikes seeing ground balls sneak through the infield, this whole Kevin Brown in New York thing could be a pretty interesting little experiment in 2004.
Basically, we could all find out what happens when you take one of the most extreme ground ball pitchers and you move him from a team with one of the best infield defenses in baseball to a team with one of the worst infield defenses in baseball.
www.aarongleeman.com /2004_01_25_baseballblog_archive.html   (6424 words)

  
 Diamond Mind Baseball
When you remove the effects of facing 225 more lefties, seeing 75 more balls put in play, picking up some extra PO and A on double plays, and seeing 300 more ground balls, Sandberg's numbers are not all that different from the league average.
It counts only those PO and A in which a fielder's range was really being tested (such as turning a grounder into an out, or catching a line drive or fly ball), while ignoring plays that don't measure range (taking a throw on a steal play, catching a popup).
For modern seasons in which we have access to detailed play-by-play data that includes the location of every batted ball, I use a technique that evaluates the number and difficulty of the chances each fielder was presented with.
www.diamond-mind.com /articles/espn9809.htm   (3484 words)

  
 Freaky Batting Leaderboards -- The Hardball Times
But batters obviously do have legitimate differences in batting average, even in something called Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP), which is simply the number of batted balls that fall in for hits, not including home runs.
Most of these players are fly ball hitters, though Dmitri Young has got to get more loft on the ball.
In other words, here is a list of fly ball hitters who aren't hitting many fly balls for home runs.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/article/freaky-batting-leaderboards   (1717 words)

  
 Brewerfan.net - Weekend Report: Bad Pitching or Bad Defense? - Jason Belter
The idea is simple if pitchers don't influence the rate of hits on balls in play the defense is responsible for all the variation you see in that measure (assuming that over the course of a season every team sees roughly the same level off hitters).
Looking at the first table that shows BIP (Ball in play), DE (defensive efficiency the rate at which BIP become hits), and ground ball to fly ball ratio.
Based on this I can say that EY has had little defensive impact based mostly on a change in pitching patterns, and most of the change in defense is a result of Sanchez being a mediocre defender.
www.brewerfan.net /fullArticle.jsp?articleId=89   (1163 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : News : Major League Baseball News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' beautiful new home, wasn't fun for pitchers who were more prone to allowing fly balls.
Milton, who surrended a National League-leading 43 homers, had the lowest ground ball to fly ball ratio (0.58) in the Majors last season.
When Lieber signed in December, general manager Ed Wade noted his ground ball efficiency as one key reason.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050311&content_id=964651&vkey=spt2005news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb   (806 words)

  
 SuperModels -- My new stock stat: the slug-to-whiff ratio - MSN Money   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
But it's pretty hard to find a year-to-date return, standard deviations, alpha or any more-sophisticated measurements of performance that might help you get beneath the yadda-yadda-yadda of the market players and learn about the tectonic changes that are truly going on beneath the surface..
Despite the fact that stocks appear on the surface to be all about numbers -- growth rates, price-earnings ratios, returns on equity, etc. -- the high priests at brokerages and in the press typically profess wariness about statistics, preferring to talk mainly about ethereal factors like management, new products and global economic conditions.
Texas Instruments recorded a slugging ratio of.547 and a whiffing percentage of.421 for a SWR of 1.29.
moneycentral.msn.com /articles/invest/models/5479.asp   (1737 words)

  
 Baseball Toaster : Cub Town
Laying off pitchers' pitches and pouncing on balls he could drive, Murton showed remarkable maturity for a player of his age and experience, and with every at bat, put the lie to Dusty Baker's contention that young players should be eased into a more prominent role.
Damon is four years older, looks to be losing a step in center field, lost ground in his walk rate and power last year, has seen his stolen base numbers decline for several seasons, and is likely to get an even more outrageous contract than Furcal.
Adam Greenberg is in Venezuela where he's not only chronicling his experiences for the MLB website, he's gotten off to a solid start, hitting.286/.359/.429 with a triple and a homer in 35 at bats.
cubtown.baseballtoaster.com   (11316 words)

  
 AaronGleeman.com
I checked out Loaiza's ground ball/fly ball ratio, thinking maybe that told the story of how he is suddenly so stingy with homers, but it doesn't.
He has a GB/FB ratio of 1.45, which is fairly ground ball dominant, but he's always been pretty much that same way.
The control allows him to hit "his spots" more often, which keeps the ball away from the fat part of the bat, and his cutter does the same thing, avoiding the "sweet-spot" of bats by slicing in or darting away.
www.aarongleeman.com /2003_09_07_baseballblog_archive.html   (7850 words)

  
 Distinguished Senators: The Lowedown
Lowe has an astronomical 3.34 ground ball/fly ball ratio for his career.
A disproportionate number of balls put in play off Lowe are hit on the ground and are thus the responsibility of infielders.
For comparison, Jose Lima's career G/F is 1.07, meaning he gives up nearly as many flies as grounders and would thrive with a great outfield behind him.
distinguishedsenators.blogspot.com /2004/12/lowedown.html   (1147 words)

  
 Mariners Wheelhouse - A Seattle Mariners blog
The Mariners as a team are heavily dependent on outfield defense; the pitching staff is an extreme fly ball staff, and the dimensions and characteristics of Safeco field favor teams with fly ball staffs and strong outfield defense.
Everywhere you can see young kids playing ball, and the sad part is that they're not exactly playing for the fun of it (as I did and as you did) but trying to become professional baseball players.
In comparison, the average innings weighted ground ball to fly ball ratio in baseball in 2003 was 1.20.
noslenblog.blogspot.com /2004_02_08_noslenblog_archive.html   (5694 words)

  
 Exile in Wrigleyville: Garland the story again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jon Garland won his 12th game and nearly had a complete game in a 5-1 win over the Royals Tuesday night.
Garland's success continues despite a low strikeout rate (he had just two in 8-1/3 innings) and a ground ball/fly ball ratio that isn't heavily weighted to grounders despite Garland's sinker -- 11 ground balls to 13 fly balls on Tuesday night.
But he walked just one batter and the only run he allowed was a solo homer leading off the ninth by Terrence Long.
www.all-baseball.com /exile/archives/019293.html   (408 words)

  
 The Red Sea Scrolls
He's 27, holds a career 81-42 record (over 5 seasons), and holds a ground-ball/fly-ball ratio (around 2.0) that even the 2004 Cards heavy-ballers can be proud of.
in A ball this year, plate discipline that is almost unheard of at that level.
He has kept a pretty consistent strikeout to walk ratio, striking out more than two for every one he walks.
redseascrolls.blogspot.com   (6424 words)

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