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  • It turned out that something called "on-base percentage" was much more telling.

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  • I cannot work on the local economy so have to find on-base work but am really struggling to find anything not entry level min wage work.

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  • Opposite Trends How MLB hitting has compared with the two Triple-A leagues over the past three seasons, based on runs scored per game and league on-base plus slugging.

    Warning: No Good Pitchers Left in the Minors

  • He was hitting .303 with two doubles, Thursday's triple, and a .410 on-base percentage when he broke his foot.

    The Limp Says it All

  • In 1948, he led the league in batting average (.376), on-base and slugging percentage, hits, doubles, and triples—but a rain-out cost him a home run that would have left him tied (at 40) for the league lead.

    Taking a Swing at Restoring a Legend

  • It turned out, for example, that on-base percentages were more important than batting averages as an indicator of a hitter's effectiveness because a walk can also get a player on base.

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  • Left-handed hitters have a .257 batting average and a .720 on-base plus slugging percentage against New York pitching, while right-handers are far worse at a .243 average and .667 OPS.

    Why Boston's a Bad Matchup

  • Getty Images David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox are hitting .291 against the Yankees with a .381 on-base percentage.

    Why Boston's a Bad Matchup

  • Add it all up and the Red Sox are hitting .291 with a .381 on-base percentage against New York—no other Yankee opponent comes close to those numbers.

    Why Boston's a Bad Matchup

  • In 103 at-bats, he's struck out 12 times, has a .379 on-base percentage and four steals in five attempts.

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