On base percentage is a great way to look at a hitters statistics beyond batting average alone. It gives great insight into a batters ability. Read on to learn How To Calculate On Base Percentage Average In Baseball
- Moderately Easy
- 1 First, understand that on base percentage measures the percentage of times a batter gets on base using any means except interference, fielder's choice or an error.
- 2 To calculate this, first add up a batter's total amount of walks, the amount of times he's hit by a pitch and the amount of hits he gets.
- 3 Then, add together the amount of times the batter is hit by a pitch (yep, I had you do this above also :-), the amount of at bats he has, number of times he got a walk (yep, another repeat from above), and his number of sacrifice flies.
- 4 Finally, take the total you have from step two (hit by pitch + walks + hits) and divide it by the total you have in step 3 (hit by pitch + walks + at bats + sacrifice flies). This will give you your on base percentage average.