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 Bambooweb: Baseball
Once a batter gets a hit, a base on balls, or otherwise reaches base, he is said to be "on" that base until he attempts to advance to the next base, he is put out, or the half-inning ends.
Because pitching is a specialized skill, many pitchers are not good hitters, so it is common to substitute for a pitcher when he is due to bat.
Some hitters hit better with runners in scoring position, and the manager of the fielding team might simply elect to intentionally walk him and face a worse hitter.
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 Sabermetrics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, a player with a high batting average one year may have been very valuable to his team, but batting average is known to be a volatile stat and relying on it to remain high in future years is often not a good principle.
A sabermetrician might argue that a high walk rate is a better indication that a player will retain his value in the future.
Some sabermetric measurements have entered mainstream baseball usage, especially OPS (on-base plus slugging) and, to a lesser extent, WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched).
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 Articles - Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Common pitches include a fastball, which is the ball thrown at a maximum velocity; a curveball, which is made to curve by rotation imparted by the pitcher; and a change-up, which is a slower version of a fastball.
The pitches arrive quickly, so the decision to swing must be made in less than a second, based on whether or not the ball is hittable and in the strike zone, a region defined by the area directly above home plate and between the batter's knees and underarms.
If a pitch touches the batter, the umpire can declare a hit by pitch (abbreviated HBP) and the batter is awarded first base, unless the umpire determines that the ball was in the strike zone when it hit the batter, or that the batter did not attempt to avoid being hit.
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 The Nitty-Gritty on the 2002 Orioles, Part 4: Pitcher Assessments and Forecast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Pitchers with at least 20 innings in 2002 qualify for evaluation, and each pitcher is classified as either a starter or a reliever according to his primary role in 2002.
His style of pitching demands a lot of help from his team's defense, and Oriole fielders did not hold up their end of the bargain, allowing a.326 batting average on balls in play.
His strikeout and walk rates were pedestrian, but he did an excellent job of keeping the ball in the park by allowing only 0.60 HR/9 IP, which trailed only Groom's 0.58 on the staff, and this helped him limit batters to a puny.362 slugging percentage.
www.orioleshangout.com /2002review/2002osr4.html   (3894 words)

 ipedia.com: Grover Cleveland Alexander Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Alexander was born in Elba, Nebraska and broke into the major leagues in 1911 with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Alexander pitched for the Phillies until 1918 when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs.
He pitched for the Cubs until 1926 when he was selected off waivers by the St.
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 ESPN.com - MLB Playoffs 2001 - Intellectual Batista takes mound in Game 2
He a respectable ratio of 1.24 walks plus hits per inning pitched.
Batista has pitched in a variety of roles, including as a starter, middle reliever and setup man. That versatility, as evident in the Division Series when Batista was used as a setup man in Game 2 and starter in Game 3, has been a valuable asset for Arizona manager Bob Brenly.
Batista credits fine-tuning his split-finger fastball, pitching with greater confidence and playing with a better team behind him as the keys to his turnaround.
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 Baseball statistics biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
On-base plus slugging (OPS)is a somewhat complicated formula that gauges a hitter's performance better than batting average.
WHIP - Walks plus hits per inning pitched - bases on balls plus hits divided by innings pitched
WP - Wild pitch - number of times a runner advances due to a pitcher's poorly thrown pitch.
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 MLB Stats: MLB Baseball Stats
Batting average is a statistic to assess the performance of baseball hitters and their ability to hit.
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.
www.mlb-players.com /baseballStats.php   (476 words)

 The Orioles Warehouse: July 2004 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
His slider is a decent swing-and-miss pitch when he doesn't hang it, but batters have learned not to swing at it, and Julio doesn't get ahead in the count often enough for it to be an effective weapon.
For another, Baltimore's feeble clutch hitting has resulted in them not scoring as many runs as their cumulative offensive events (hits, walks, etc.) would predict, leading to a lot of close losses, including a 9-15 record in one-run games.
The club's inability to hit left-handed pitching has been well documented; its.685 OPS against lefties is 13th—i.e., next to last—in the league.
www.oobleck.com /orioles/archives/2004_07.html   (10209 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Expos Hit San Juan For Chunk Of Season… The Team Without A Country Will Play In Canada & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He led the league in hits and total bases and batted.336 without a reliable No. 5 hitter behind him for protection.
He hits righties, he hits lefties, and he has some pop in his bat....
where it's pitched or what type of pitch it is. He gets the fat part of the bat on the ball all the time....
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2003/vol7n14/ExposHit-en.shtml   (1518 words)

 Biased Giants Fanatic
That probably partially explains why he is slumping and hitting a "league-low".189 at the moment, he is concentrating on handling a new position plus he is probably a bit shakened by this move when he hit so well in 2005 regular season.
Plus this flexibility will enable Frandsen to take at least a 2B/3B utility role in 2007 at minimum (Tidrow never said that he was necessarily starting).
There were some nice pitching performances as well, mainly in the bullpen, though some starters had their strengths to build on.
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 SI.com - Sports Illustrated -- The Magazine - SI's Fantasy Baseball Ratings: Hitters and Pitchers - Wednesday ...
We ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 (the best) to 425 and the pitchers from 1 to 400, based on our projections of their statistical production this season.
The categories considered for position players were batting average, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases; for pitchers the categories were wins, saves, earned run average and WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched).
We also took into account each player’s career stats as well as his role on his team, his prospects for improving or declining, his injury history and his physical condition.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/2003/pvr/hitters_pitchers   (161 words)

 WHIP vs. Baserunners per 9 innings - Baseball Fever
If you are looking at the pitcher by himself then baserunner per 9 might not be the best way to go since it will include reached no error, which if you are looking at players from 90 years ago can increase their rate tremendously.
WHIP is "Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched" while the statistical version of On Base is "Walks plus Hits plus HBP".
Base Runners include reached by error and any other odd way that is not a walk or hit.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=17025   (472 words)

 Major League Baseball News
Their pitching has made significant strides, and their offense remains one of the most potent in baseball.
Their WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) has dropped nearly 13 percent, from 1.66 to 1.45.
What's surprising is that the Rangers are hitting even better in the second half than in the first.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news_story.jsp?article_id=mlb_20010904_diamonddigits_cols&team_id=mlb   (1163 words)

 The Cavalier Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Boston's Dominican duo are a mainstay in the 3-4 hole of the lineup, and both of them rank in the American League's top five in home runs, runs batted in, total bases, doubles, extra base hits and slugging percentage.
(.619) are silly, as are the fact that, with 121, he has 50 more walks than second place and has more intentional walks (63) than the next five guys combined.
The difference lies in Schmidt's command that gives him a decisive advantage in walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) -- 0.97 to 1.20 -- and the duo's only two shutouts.
www.cavalierdaily.com /CVarticle.asp?ID=20074&pid=1165   (826 words)

 Strikethree.com Baseball News, Analysis, and Commentary
In addition to a fine 3.10 ERA, Abbott allowed just 50 hits and 32 walks in his 72.2 innings, which works out to a 1.13 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) and.278 on-base percentage against.
He's pitched well enough to deserve a spot in the starting rotation, but he might be more valuable shoring up the bullpen.
He's not the traditional slugging first baseman, but he'll hit for average, draw a ton of walks, get on base at a good clip and play good defense.
www.strikethree.com /99/12/10/jason.shtml   (871 words)

 BASEBALL STATISTICS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It combines the hitter's on_base_percentage (+ walks + number of times hit_by_pitches divided by 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).
HB - Hit batsman - times hit a batter with pitch, allowing runner to advance to first base
INN - Innings - number of innings that a player is at one certain position
www.isnewyork.com /Baseball_statistics   (1728 words)

 The Cub Reporter: Deep Impact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Plus everybody knows Neifi is more comfortable batting as a right handed hitter so why remove him today when he figures to be successful.
Strikeouts and walks and hits per innings pitched and WHIPS [walks plus hits per inning pitched] and all that other stuff don't mean nothing to me.
When he does pitch more than one inning, it is because he has a quick 1-2-3 inning in his first inning.
www.all-baseball.com /cubreporter/archives/019828.html   (10728 words)

 WALKS PLUS HITS PER INNING PITCHED FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Walks plus hits per inning pitched facts and information
A WHIP of 1.15 or below will often rank among the best in Major_League_Baseball.
As indicated by the name, it is calculated by adding the number of walks plus hits allowed divided by the number of innings_pitched.
www.witwib.com /Walks_plus_hits_per_inning_pitched   (115 words)

 Batter's Box Interactive Magazine - 2004 Cleveland Indians Preview
His weakness was drawing walks and in retrospect it would have been a good thing to have sent him to AAA in spring of 2003 to see if he could inch his walk rate up.
His strikeout and walk rates were similar in AA and AAA; the homeruns (he allowed none in AA) were the big change.
His major plus is his youth, his control and the fact that he skipped a level and went right to full season A ball last year.
www.battersbox.ca /article.php?story=20040315014020999   (5736 words)

 Free Samples, Online Coupons and More at free samples dot com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Statistics are for 2003 except where noted *2002 stats WHIP: Walks plus hits per inning pitched K/9: Strikeouts per 9 innings pitched BB/9: Bases on balls per 9 innings pitched IPS: Innings pitched per start Pct.
QUESTION MARKS After a meteoric rise through the A's farm system, Harden stalled slightly in the majors, walking 40 in 74 2/3 innings and complaining of back spasms.
Mulder didn't pitch after Aug. 19 because of a fractured femur.
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 Balls, Sticks, & Stuff: An Easy Cure For Vicente Padilla
Once Padilla returned to the rotation in mid-April, he was pronounced to be completely healthy, and that we could expect the Nicaraguan to pitch the way he did in 2002 and 2003, a period in which he won 28 games for the Phillies and went to an All-Star Game.
Opposing batters were hitting over.300 against him, the longest he had lasted in a game was 5 2/3 innings, and his WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) was 1.9.
The result was six innings pitched -- an accomplishment in and of itself -- and zero earned runs, which contributed greatly to a 5-0 win for the Phils.
www.ballssticksstuff.com /2005/08/padilla.html   (1317 words)

 The Official Scorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Average number of innings pitched for each game started by a pitcher.
Average number of bases on balls and hits allowed per inning pitched.
For example, the abbreviation 1B when used in conjunction with hitting stats refers to a single-base hit or "Single", while the same term when used in a fielding context refers to the fielding position "first base".
www.officialscorer.com /glossary_form.jsp   (623 words)

 Scout.com: Prospect Profile: Mike Thompson
The former fifth round pick went 10-2 with a 3.41 ERA pitching for the Mobile BayBears last season and is looking to build upon the success.
When the opportunity arose, Thompson was inserted back into the starting rotation when Steve Watkins was moved and he responded by winning his first five decisions.
For the year, hitters batted.285 off him and his WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) was 1.32.
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 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Rangers pitcher Mike Freehill suggested an adjustment to the "blown save" stat, which holds that a pitcher can't be charged with a blown save unless he allows an earned run.
Some pitchers wanted to add "no walks" too, or at least an adjustment of the count.
Braves hurlers also put their heads together for another suggestion, as both William Fleck and Jimmy Osting (now with the Phillies) want to see WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) made an official statistic.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2001-02-21/2001-02-21-minors.htm   (1019 words)

 inning - OneLook Dictionary Search
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INNING : Billiard Terms of the Month [home, info]
Phrases that include inning: bottom of the inning, seventh inning stretch, top of the inning, walks plus hits per inning pitched
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 Free Baseball Clipart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Common pitches include a, whose primary responsibility during the game is to assign players to fielding positions, determine the lineup, and decide how to substitute players.
Mike hasn't pitched in six weeks, but was having a great season before his injury.
Pedro's pitching against the Braves this season is right around his season averages; a high 2's ERA, lots of strikeouts and few walks.
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