Fielding percentage
When figuring or calculating fielding percentage (FP) of a baseball player, just use the following formula:
Fielding percentage = (Number of assists + number of putouts)/(number of chances)
Usually, the goal of a fielder is to prevent the other team from stealing bases or scoring.
They do this either with assists or putouts and by avoiding errors
An assist in baseball is a defensive that helps in the making of a putout
The difference between assist and putout is that putout is unassisted. This means that only one fielder is involved in the making of a putout whereas in assist you need someone to throw the ball at you.
An error occur when the fielder mishandles the ball resulting in advances by a player in the other team
The higher this percentage, the better the fielder is at creating putouts.
When computing this percentage, we usually show the answer as a decimal rounded to 3 places
Example #1:
During a baseball game, a player had the following performance:
7 Assists
8 putouts
1 error
Fielding percentage = (Number of assists + number of putouts)/(number of chances)
Number of chances = Number of assists + number of putouts + number of errors
Number of chances = 7 + 8 + 1 = 16
FP = (7 + 8)/(16)
FP = (15)/(16)
FP = 0.9375
After rounding 0.9375 to 3 decimal places, we get 0.938
FP = 0.938
Example #2:
During a baseball game, a player had the following performance:
18 Assists
24 putouts
4 errors
Fielding percentage = (Number of assists + number of putouts)/(number of chances)
Number of chances = Number of assists + number of putouts + number of errors
Number of chances = 18 + 24 + 4 = 46
FP = (18 + 24)/(46)
FP = (42)/(46)
FP = 0.9130
After rounding 0.9130 to 3 decimal places, we get 0.913
FP = 0.913
Example #3:
During a baseball game, a player had the following performance:
12 Assists
0 putouts
2 errors
FP = (Number of assists + number of putouts)/(number of chances)
Number of chances = Number of assists + number of putouts + number of errors
Number of chances = 12 + 0 + 2 = 14
FP = (12 + 0)/(14)
FP = (12)/(14)
FP = 0.85714
After rounding 0.85714 to 3 decimal places, we get 0.0.857
FP = 0.857

Dec 14, 18 04:05 PM
Here is how to convert square feet to acres  To convert square feet to ...
Read More
New math lessons
Your email is safe with us. We will only use it to inform you about new math lessons.