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'''On-base percentage''' (abbreviated '''OBP''') is a [[baseball]] [[statistic]] designed to track the rate at which a hitter reaches base as a result of his own actions (as opposed to, for example, defensive lapses).  Another way to interpret OBP is the percentage of a player's plate appearances that he does not make an out.
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The formula for on-base percentage is
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<math>OBP = \frac{H+BB+HBP}{AB+BB+HBP+SF}</math>
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where
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*''H'' is Hits
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*''BB'' is Walks
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*''HBP'' is times hit by a pitch
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*''AB'' is At bats
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*''SF'' is Sacrifice Flies
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Because there is a high correlation between OBP and runs scored, the use of on-base percentage in player evaluation has gained favor among baseball enthusiasts and front offices in recent years. It has proven to be a more reliable indicator of a player's offensive performance than [[batting average]].
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==See Also==
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*[[Slugging percentage]]
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*[[On-base plus slugging]]
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*[[Sabermetrics]] 
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[[Category:Baseball]]
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Revision as of 14:28, 31 May 2009

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