In baseball statistics, another name of on-base percentage (OBP) is on-base average that indicates how often a player reaches its base in comparison to a fielding error, fielder’s choice, dropped/uncaught third strike, fielder’s obstruction, or catcher’s interference. Now use the obp calculator and calculate obp.
What is On Base Percentage in baseball?
On-base percentage presents the ratio of the player’s times-on-base (TOB) to their number of plate appearances. On-base percentage hardly represents a true percentage. It is a substitute for batting average.
In opposition to batting average, On Base Percentage encompasses the number of times the player has walked or hit by a pitch that does not usually rely on bats. It also includes how many times they actually hit the ball. However, a higher OBP is an indicator of a player that is more likely to advance bases.
Purpose of the On Base Percentage in baseball:
- To determine how many times a batter get to its base
- To measure a player’s efficiency
How to calculate obp
By the following formula you can calculate on base percentage.
OBP = (hits + walks + hit by pitch) ÷ (at-bats + walks + hit by pitch + sacrifice flies)