Author Topic: Errors, Sacrifices, fielder's choices and other OBP quirks  (Read 1555 times)

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Re: Re: Extend Lind
« Topic Start: June 19, 2017, 02:48:27 PM »

You know what's the screwiest thing about OBP?  You get a sacrifice (bunt or fly) and it lowers your OBP. Even though you did something positive.  You're charged with a plate appearance and no credit for getting on base.
Not quite right.  A sacrifice bunt does not count as a plate appearance in OBP, but a sacrifice fly does.  The logic is that a bunt is really a deliberate choice to give an out to advance runners, while a sac fly is more a try for a hit or a homer that ends up, due to the runner's tagging, being positive.  http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/On_base_percentage