# 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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