from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. foreign body
- abbr. freight bill
- abbr. fullback
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- fighter-bomber (prefix)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of Fellow of the Botanical Society.
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I always prefer to start with rate stats on a per-PA basis, so the five inputs I chose are K%, BB%, HBP%, GB/FB, and IF/FB%.
His GB/FB data, LD%, GB%, and FB% have been unchanged in
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His success can be attributed to an increase in his GB/FB ratio from 0.76 to 0.89, and lowering his HR/FB% from 8. 90% to 2. 6%.
Franklin's career GB/FB ratio is 0.64 and his HR/FB% is 8. 3%, so he may regress to his major league averages in 2010, so don't draft him too early or spend too much on him.
GB%, FB%, LD%, GB/FB, HR/FB, IFF%: Ground ball percentage, flyball percentage, line drive percentage, percentage of flyballs that go for home runs, and infield fly (or popup) percentage.
| YEAR | AGE | TEAM | AB | HR | tHR | HR / FB | tHR / FB | nHR / FB | OF FB\% |
10.09 GB/FB ratio when he pulls the ball, which is the result of that even crazier 7. 6% FB% on balls to right field.
Randy Johnson's 3.79 xFIP* (a metric that analyzes a pitcher's defense-neutral pitching ability based on strikeouts, walks and xHR's [adjusted to a league average HR/FB ratio based on a pitcher's FB%) last season paints a much more optimistic picture of what Randy Johnson is still capable of than his ERA.
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