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  Plate Appearances Single Season Leaders by Baseball Almanac
The American League single season record for plate appearances made was set in 2004 by Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners.
A plate appearance during the season by definition counts every trip to home plate by the batter including hits, walks, outs and reaching base by error.
The only thing that does not count as a plate appearance for the batter is when the time at bat is interrupted by an inning ending caught stealing or other event that prevents the completion of the plate appearance.
www.baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hiplate2.shtml   (297 words)

 June 26, 2002 - Aim for the Head: More on Lengthy Plate Appearances
Still, the variation across pitches 1-6 is very small, indicating that the length of the plate appearance generally has little to do with how effective the batter is when putting the ball in play in most cases.
In fact, the highest average length, and the highest percentage of long plate appearance come in the first inning, which is a manifestation again of the top of the lineup batting.
What we see is not so much that long plate appearances come towards the end of the game, but rather that the middle of the game has decidedly shorter plate appearances than either the beginning or the end.
www.baseballprospectus.com /news/20020626aim.shtml   (1294 words)

 RRBL Offical Rules
When a active player is found, the number of plate appearances required to bring the total to 35 are counted for that player.
If the plate appearances assigned to "choice" for the four players do not total 140, then more players are added until the total is hit.
If a starter has more than 35 plate appearances, and they can also play a position that is short of plate appearances, then plate appearances will be reassigned so that at least 35 are at the starting position, and the extra goes towards the deficit.
shadowy.brainiac.com /rrbl/RULES2.HTM   (1382 words)

 Plate Appearances Single Season American League Leaders by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the top one-hundred (100) single season leaders in American League plate appearances.
The code to write the single season plate appearances league splits was developed in 2005, launched during 2006 and made possible by your support — please continue helping us create these kinds of pages by supporting our site.
The National League single season record for plate appearances was set in 1993 by Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies.
www.baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hiplate2al.shtml   (237 words)

 The long and the short of plate appearances -- The Hardball Times
Plate appearances lasting two, three, and four pitches make up around half of all plate appearances.
About 15% of home runs occur on the fourth pitch of the plate appearance, but the same is true for singles, doubles, triples, and outs on balls in play.
Our general observation is that as the plate appearance wears on, a ball in play is no more or less likely to be a home run as opposed to, say, an out.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/article/the-long-and-the-short-ofplate-appearances   (1284 words)

 Amazon.com: "consecutive plate appearances": Key Phrase page
See all pages with references to "consecutive plate appearances".
Ten or more consecutive strikeouts, season (consecutive plate appearances) N.L.- 12-Sandy Koufax, Brooklyn, June 24 to September 24, sec- ond game, 1955 (12 at-bats for season, 12 strikeouts).
Ten or more consecutive strikeouts, season (consecutive plate appearances) N.L.-1 2-Sandy Koufax, Brooklyn, June 24 to September 24, second game, 1955 (12 at-bats for season, 12 strikeouts).
www.amazon.com /phrase/consecutive-plate-appearances   (299 words)

 Johnson Sits, But Expects Quick Return
Johnson has played in 123 games and made 525 plate appearances, already earning one bonus of $50,000 (130 games or 510 plate appearances).
He can earn $50,000 more for each of four more steps -- 135 games or 530 plate appearances, 140 games or 550 plate appearances, 145 games or 570 plate appearances, and 150 games or 590 plate appearances.
Johnson spent time on the disabled list in each of his first five major league season and had never played more than 131 games or had more than 547 plate appearances.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/27/AR2006082700690_pf.html   (495 words)

 CBL Rules
One, the owner may simply keep track of the number of plate appearances a player gets versus the limited side to make sure it does not exceed 150 percent, e.g., a player with 40 major league plate appearances versus left-handers would get only 60 plate appearances versus lefties for the CBL season.
Once a player is out of plate appearances, the pitcher's #1 card is used when that player comes to bat.
The total plate appearances for a designated platoon player need not be kept during the series.
www.geocities.com /cbl_owners/cbl_rules.htm   (3836 words)

Obviously there is no concrete definition, but as long as we divide plate appearances into two groups, such that one set is mostly low-pressure and the other is mostly high-pressure, we're fine.
We'll define a high-pressure situation as one in which runs are needed in the very near future but the game is not yet out of hand: i.e., any plate appearance in the eighth inning or later in which the batting team is trailing by one, two, or three runs.
In the case of clutch hitting, clutch plate appearances, according to our definition of “clutchness,” typically account for 7% of a player's total, which means that a regular player will see approximately 30 clutch situations over the course of a full season.
www.insidethebook.com /c04.shtml   (670 words)

 Batting title is not out of reach for McCann | SavannahNow.com
The greatest challenge for McCann will be making up the necessary plate appearances to qualify for consideration.
Because of an ankle injury in May and regular days off, McCann is off the required pace of 3.1 plate appearances for every one of his team's games for qualification.
If he plays in 40 of his team's final 46 games, averaging four plate appearances a game, he'd finish with 492 plate appearances, 11 shy.
www.savannahnow.com /node/121083   (467 words)

 BaseballNotebook.com - The Effects of Age on Hitting
Secondly, we neutralize the plate appearances so that we scale down the year in which the player appeared more to the amount of time in the year in which he played less.
For example, if a player had 30 hits in 100 plate appearances when he was 18 years old and he had 50 hits in 200 plate appearances when he was 19 years old, we scale down the 50 hits to the number it pro-rates to over 100 plate appearances.
It means that the player's skill per plate appearance in that category should actually peak at this age if they were to still be playing, but the best base-stealers will achieve career-highs much later than their peak speed because they will play more when they are older.
www.baseballnotebook.com /essay.asp?esource=e_022102.asp&topt=The%20Effects%20of%20Age%20on%20Hitting   (1843 words)

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* PA is plate appearances, including at-bats, non-intentional walks, hit by pitch, and sac flies, but excluding intentional walks and sac bunt attempts.
These numbers represent occurrences per 1000 plate appearances (or for sb, steal attempts), and determine the relative widths of the sections of the graphical batting profile, below.
This view also appears on the screen of BCX Baseball for the Palm, and is used in combination with the pitcher's profile to randomly determine the result of each at-bat.
www.4bcx.com /bcxbaseball/playerpages/2005/p66666.htm   (113 words)

Predictably, the fraction of Bonds' plate appearances against left-handed pitchers increased.
Left-handed batters face left-handed pitchers in about one-quarter of their plate appearances, meaning that for a regular starter, we're dealing with around 150 plate appearances per season.
Of players with at least 400 plate appearances against right-handed pitching and 100 against left-handed pitching in consecutive seasons, here are the ten lefties who fared the best against southpaw opponents, and how they fared the following season.
www.insidethebook.com /c06.shtml   (393 words)

 The Major League RBI Equivalency Formula
This means that there are no runners on base for 55.1% of the plate appearances, 1 runner on base for 30.3% of the plate appearances, etc.
This is because players who bat in those slots tend to get fewer plate appearances and might also be below average hitters who tend not to play every game.
The formula was also applied to players from the 1960-69 period who had 4000 or more plate appearances.
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 Homerunweb -- On-base percentage
On-base percentage (also known as on-base average) is the measure of the number of times a player gets on base via hit, walk, or hit by pitch, expressed as a percentage of his total number of plate appearances.
Unlike an "at bat," a plate appearance is counted every time a player comes to bat regardless of the outcome of that time at the plate.
Over the course of 600 plate appearances, that amounts to about 35 more times the first guy gets on base compared to the second guy.
www.homerunweb.com /onbase.html   (626 words)

 Minor League Ball :: Minor Leagues blog featuring John Sickels
Besides that, I thought there was a rule that said if a player did not have enough plate appearances to qualify as the league leader he would have the remaining number he needed plate appearances added but not given any credit for getting on base.
For instance, if Bonds has 493 plate appearances (at bats, walks, HBP, SF) and needs 499 to qualify he would be given credit for the 6 extra plate appearances but it would statistically be given as if he went 0/6 at the plate.
For some reason I thought it was valued at 3.1 plate appearances per game and a lesser number of req'd plate appearances because the Giants played only 161 games.
minorleagueball.com /story/2006/10/4/131114/941   (533 words)

 Deivi Cruz
Cruz teamed with third baseman Tony Batista to form what had to be the worst left side of the infield in the big leagues last year.
He drew a total of 11 unintentional walks in 572 plate appearances in 2003 and has drawn only 99 UBBs in 2746 career PAs.
Among players with at least 502 plate appearances, Cruz and Batista ranked seventh and eighth worst among big leaguers in OWP.
www.birdsinthebelfry.com /cruz_deivi_2003.htm   (416 words)

 BaseballTruth.com Archive Document
I decided arbitrarily to count only batters with more than 250 plate appearances, fielders with at least 500 innings at their positions.
In his 286 plate appearances in Colorado, Hernandez "racked up" 0.22 batting win shares (which is still pretty pathetic).
While Dye and Erstad were hurt most of the year, that doesn't excuse their performances when at the plate (0.00 and 1.04 win shares per 500 plate appearances, respectively).
www.baseballtruth.com /leadingoff/leadingoff_052504.htm   (2384 words)

 Baseball Lineup Optimizer
This strategy is aimed at minimizing the number of plate appearances for the worst hitter, which is certainly a reasonable plan.
However, in most cases, the lineup should be arranged to maximize the number of plate appearances for the best hitter.
When the pinch hitter is used, he isn't necessarily the worst batter in the lineup and therefore minimizing (or delaying) his plate appearances isn't sensible.
www.sportsquant.com /simbaseball.htm   (376 words)

 Barry Bonds: The 2 out rally starter
The problem with that idea, however, is that then he won't contribute any outs to the game, and the goal of defense in baseball is to minimize runs scored while getting 27 outs.
Even if Bonds averages over 1 base per plate appearance, as long as he makes out some of the time (currently about 47% of his plate appearances) pitching to him can still help the defense.
This kind of analysis has been often used for determining when/if to sacrifice bunt (answer: never, unless you have a pitcher's batting stats), and what stolen base percentage you have to maintain in order to help your team more than hurt it (answer:70-80%).
homepage.mac.com /kaltmann/Bonds.html   (1299 words)

 Bucco Blog: How Important Are Repetitive At Bats?
I decided to use 3 plate appearances per game as the key and then made my cut at 10 consecutive games.
To give you an idea of what I ended up with, between 2001-2006 Jason Bay had 7 time periods where he didn't get 11 or more consecutive games of 3 or more plate appearances, and 6 where he did [link].
When he didn't get 3 or more plate appearances in 11 or more games, or didn't play in at least 11 consecutive games, his batting average fell to.286.
buccoblog.mlblogs.com /my_weblog/2007/02/how_important_a.html   (692 words)

 “THE ABL CONSTITUTION”   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All players are  limited by the number of games played or by the number of plate appearances in the preceding major league season as follows: such player may not exceed BOTH the number of games AND the number of plate appearances charged to him in the course of the previous major league season.
All game appearances are charged to a player even if the player neither bats, nor runs, nor even takes the field.
NON PITCHERS - Players that averaged at least 2.5 plate appearances per game, or that are classed as innocuous, may play in a pro rata share of games in a playoff series, based on the percentage of his team's games in which the player appeared during the 1994 regular season (rounded to nearest whole number).
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 Einstein presents.... Numerical Analysis
The red dashed line is the BDBL average and the green dashed line is the MLB average for all pitchers with more than 30 BDBL plate appearances (although that does not include ALL pitchers, it provides a fairly accurate average value).
These graphs isolate the very low PA appearance pitchers, in fact they cover those pitchers with no plate appearances.
Our analysis of the hitting of low plate appearance pitchers has found that the DMB engine does a very good job at replicating the average hitting production of MLB pitchers.
www.bigdaddybaseball.com /numanalysis.htm   (960 words)

 Batting title is not out of reach for McCann | SavannahNow.com
The greatest challenge for McCann will be making up the necessary plate appearances to qualify for consideration.
Because of an ankle injury in May and regular days off, McCann is off the required pace of 3.1 plate appearances for every one of his team's games for qualification.
If he plays in 40 of his team's final 46 games, averaging four plate appearances a game, he'd finish with 492 plate appearances, 11 shy.
savannahnow.com /node/121083   (504 words)

 Batting title within Cano's reach
But Cano will not be listed among the league leaders because, due to his six weeks on the disabled list earlier this year, he does not have enough plate appearances to qualify.
Rule 10.23(a) requires a player to have 3.1 plate appearances per team game to win a batting title.
Cano has 476 plate appearances, meaning he needs 26 over the final eight games to qualify.
www.silive.com /yankees/advance/index.ssf?/base/Sports/115910411766250.xml&coll=1   (335 words)

 TSN.ca - Print Story - Canada's Sports Leader
But with two on and only one out, Castro - making his first appearance in 20 days - got Brian Schneider on a hard-hit, 4-6-3 double play to end it.
Zimmerman reached base in each of his first six plate appearances, with a bunt hit, three walks and an error.
Ryan Howard was walked intentionally in each of his last three plate appearances.
www.tsn.ca /tools/print_story.asp?id=179090   (763 words)

 BBTF's Newsblog Discussion :: MLB: Bonds on pay cut: ‘I’ll be glad to stay home’
Although Bonds fell nine plate appearances short of qualifying for the Major League lead in on-base percentage, the Elias Sports Bureau added those appearances to his season-ending total—determining that even with the extra at-bats he still would have led the league in that category—and awarded him MLB’s top mark at.454.
But since Elias is the one which is hypothosizing those nine hitless appearances in the first place, it would seem that they'd want to be consistent in their reasoning, at least on their leaderboard list, if not in their overall stats.
No plate apperances are added to the record book; mlb just logically says that a.398 OPB in 4898 plate appearances is more worthy of a title than.385 OBP in 501 plate appearances.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/newsstand/discussion/mlbd8   (6980 words)

 The long and the short of plate appearances
Sal uses MLB's Gameday to look beyond averages and evaluate plate appearances through distributions.
Another excellent article by The Hardball Times, this time about plate appearances in baseball and the amount of pitches a batter sees.
A franchise that's destined to break the record for consecutive losing seasons can't be turned around in just a few measly paragraphs.
ballhype.com /story/the_long_and_the_short_of_plate_appearances   (1111 words)

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