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Slugging percentage

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New page: '''Slugging percentage''', abbreviated '''SLG''', is a [[baseball]] [[statistic]] used to quantify a hitter's ability to get extra-base hits; i.e., a measure of his power. It is defined a...
'''Slugging percentage''', abbreviated '''SLG''', is a [[baseball]] [[statistic]] used to quantify a hitter's ability to get extra-base hits; i.e., a measure of his power. It is defined as total bases divided by at bats, and its formula is

<math>SLG = \frac{(\mathrm{1B}) + (2 \times \mathrm{2B}) + (3 \times \mathrm{3B}) + (4 \times \mathrm{HR})}{AB}</math>

where
*1B is the number is singles
*2B is the number of doubles
*3B is the number of triples
*HR is the number of [[Home Run]]s

[[Sabermetrics|Sabermetricians]] realized that SLG can be combined with [[On-base percentage]] to generate [[On-base plus slugging]], a very good indicator of offensive player performance.

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