Baserunning average
When figuring or calculating baserunning average of a baseball player, just use the following formula:
Baserunning average = (Number of bases stolen)/(number of attempted steals)
Usually, when a player got on a base, they try to steal the next base to maximize their scores
There is a risk in trying to steal more bases, but it adds to the excitement of the game.
If a player is not successful at stealing a base, the player is usually putout or retired
The higher this average, the better the player is at stealing bases.
Therefore, the formula above is a measurement of how well the player steal bases.
When computing this average, we usually show the answer as a percent
To convert a decimal to a percent, follow the steps given below:
Step #1:
Multiply by 100
Step #2:
Put the percent sign (%) next to the number you got after you multiplied by 100
Example #1:
During a baseball game, a player had the following performance:
14 steals
28 putouts
Baserunning Average = (Number of bases stolen)/(number of attempted steals)
Number of bases stolen = 14
number of attempted steals = Number of bases stolen + putouts = 14 + 28 = 42
Average = (14)/(42)
Average = 1/3 after simplification (divide 14 by 14 and 42 by 14)
Average = 0.333333
The answer is a decimal right now, so multiply by 100 to turn the answer into percent.
0.3333 × 100 = 33.33
After putting the percent sign next to 33.33, the answer is 33.33%
33.33% means that for every 100 bases that the player tries to steal, he will successfully steal 33.33
In other words, 1 out of every 3 bases is successfully stolen
Example #2:
During a baseball game, a player had the following performance:
30 steals
10 putouts
Average = (Number of bases stolen)/(number of attempted steals)
Average = (30)/(40)
Average = 3/4 after simplification (divide 30 by 10 and 40 by 10)
Average = 0.75
The answer is a decimal right now, so multiply by 100 to turn the answer into percent.
0.75 × 100 = 75
After putting the percent sign next to 75, the answer is 75%
75% means that for every 100 bases that the player tries to steal, he will successfully steal 75
In other words, 3 out of every 4 bases are successfully stolen
Example #3:
During a baseball game, a player had the following performance:
42 steals
28 putouts
Average = (Number of bases stolen)/(number of attempted steals)
Average = (42)/(70)
Average = 3/5 after simplification (divide 42 by 14 and 70 by 14)
Average = 0.6
The answer is a decimal right now, so multiply by 100 to turn the answer into percent.
0.60 × 100 = 60
After putting the percent sign next to 60, the answer is 60%
60% means that for every 100 bases that the player tries to steal, he will successfully steal 60
In other words, 3 out of every 5 bases are successfully stolen

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