Batting Statistics – Top Half
Listed in the table are batting and base running statistics for the top seven Johnson City players in 2010. Each acronym is defined at the end of this article. "Rank" is how the top seven players were ranked. This ranking was based on a combination of first-hand observations and the data listed in the tables. Yellow highlighting is "best" of 14 while orange highlighting was "worst".
|Batter||Oscar Taveras||Cody Stanley||Phil Cerreto||David Medina||Greg Garcia||Juan Castillo||Virgil Hill|
Fielding Stats – Top Half
Listed in the table are fielding statistics for the top seven Johnson City players in 2010. Each acronym is defined at the end of this article. "Rank" is how the top seven players were ranked overall (fielding + batting + base running). This ranking was based on a combination of first-hand observations and the data listed in the tables.
Note: If a player fielded multiple positions, the data for each position is separated by a "/".
|Fielding||Oscar Taveras||Cody Stanley||Phil Cerreto||David Medina||Greg Garcia||Juan Castillo||Virgil Hill|
|OA||2-Both CF to 3B||NA||1-RF to Home||NA||NA||NA||2-LF to 2B and CF to 3B|
Glossary (Statistical Acronyms Defined)
2-O EFF is two out RBI efficiency. This can be an indication of how well a batter hits in "clutch" (high pressure) situations. If a batter has a 2-O EFF that is equal to or greater than BA, you will think of them as coming through with "big" (important) hits or as being a "clutch" batter. If a batter has a 2-O EFF well below their BA, then you will think of them as being a poor batter in critical situations. The Cardinal's 14 batters averaged .304. 2-O EFF = (2-O RBI)/[(2-O RBI) + (RLISP w/2-O)].
2-O RBI is a two-out run batted in (RBI). The more the better. This can be an indication of how well a batter hits in "clutch" (high pressure) situations.
2B is a double (batter) or second base (fielding).
3B is a triple (batter) or third base (fielding).
A is an assist. A fielder is credited with an assist if
they throw successfully to a base to record a
AB is an at bat.
Age is the number of years old the batter currently is (October 2010). The 14 Cardinals' batters averaged 21.4 years of age.
BA is batting average. The higher the better. A BA of .300 or above is very good. The Cardinals' 14 batters averaged .290. BA = H/AB.
BB is a walk. The fewer the better.
BABIP is batting average on balls in play. This is a measure of the number of batted balls, excluding home runs, which are hits. The exact formula used here for a batter is (H-HR)/(AB-SO-HR+SF). The average BABIP for the 14 Cardinals' batters was 0.351.
CS is the number of times a base runner was caught stealing. The fewer the better for a base runner. The more the better for a catcher (fielding statistic).
CS% is a calculation of the percent of base runners caught stealing by a catcher. The higher the better. The Cardinals' three catchers averaged 56%. The league average was 35%. CS% = 100*CS/(SB + CS).
DH is a designated batter. All teams in the Appy League use a DH so that the pitchers can concentrate solely on pitching.
DP is a double play. For a fielder, it is the number of times
they recorded either an A or a
E is an error. There are five types of Es: fielding (E-F), throwing (E-T), missed catch (E-MC), catcher's interference (E-CI), and pick-off (E-PO).
E-CI is a catcher's interference error. This normally occurs when a catcher's glove is hit by a batter's bat during a swing.
E-F is a fielding error.
E-MC is a missed catch error.
E-PO is a pick-off error.
E-T is a throwing error.
FLD% is fielding percentage. The higher the better. Each POS has a different value that is
considered to be very good. POS 1B
and C typically have the highest since they record most of their POs by catching
a thrown ball. The Cardinals
averaged 96.1%. FLD% = 100*(PO +
G is the number of games a batter had at least one plate appearance (batter) or the number of games a fielder played defense for at least one inning (fielding).
GDP is grounded into a double play. The fewer the better. Slower runners who tend to hit more ground balls will have more GDPs.
H is a hit. There are four types of Hs: single, double (2B), triple (3B), home run (HR).
HBP is hit by pitch. Typically, a batter that crowds the plate (sets their stance close to home plate) will have several HBPs.
HR is a home run. The more the better.
IBB is intentional walks. They are not very common in the Appy League.
OA is an outfield assist. Several OAs can be an indication of a "good arm" on an outfielder.
OBP is on-base percentage. This is a measure of how well a batter gets on base. The higher the better. An OBP of 0.400 or better is very good. A lead-off batter should always have a high OBP. The Cardinals' 14 batters averaged .357. OBP = (H + BB + HBP)/(AB + H + BB + HBP).
OPS is on-base plus slugging percentage. An OPS of 0.950 or better is very good. The Cardinals' 14 batters averaged .795. OPS = OBP + SLG.
PA/HR is plate appearances per home run. The lower the better. High is not necessarily bad. High PA/HR should be coupled with high OBP or some other good average. The Cardinals' 14 batters averaged 56.
PB is a passed ball. This is a fielding statistic specific for a catcher. The fewer the better. The official scorer gives a C a PB when a runner advances one or more bases due to not catching or stopping a pitch that the official scorer thought should have been caught or stopped with an "ordinary effort".
POS is position played in the field: pitcher (P), catcher (C), first base (1B), second base (2B), shortstop (SS), third base (3B), leftfield (LF), centerfield (CF), rightfield (RF). If more than one POS is listed for a fielder, the first one listed was the primary (most frequently played) position. C and SS are considered advanced and difficult to play positions. 1B is arguably the easiest position to play.
R is a run scored.
RBI is a run batted in. The more the better.
RISP is runner in scoring position (second or third base).
RLISP w/2-O is a runner left in scoring position with two outs. See RISP and 2-O RBI. The fewer the better.
SB is a stolen base. The more the better for a base runner. The fewer the better for a catcher (fielding statistic).
SB% is a calculation of the percent of time that a base runner was successful at stealing a base. The higher the better. The Cardinals' 14 base runners averaged 68%. The league average was 65%. SB% = 100*SB/(SB + CS).
SF is a sacrifice fly. Batters capable of hitting fly balls with a runner on third and less than two outs will have more SFs. It can be a measure of good bat control.
SH is a sacrifice hit (bunt). Depending on the score, batters with good bat control, good hand-eye coordination, and good speed will often be asked to "sacrifice" their AB in order to exchange an out for advancing a runner one base.
SLG is slugging percentage. The higher the better. The more extra base hits (2B, 3B, and HR), the higher the SLG. A SLG of .550 or better is very good. The Cardinals' 14 batters averaged .438. SLG = TB/AB.
SO is a strikeout. The fewer the better.
SO/PA is strikeouts per plate appearance. The lower the better. A value of 0.25 or greater, when coupled with below average SLG, is a concern. A value of 0.15 or below, when coupled with above average SLG is very good. The Cardinals' 14 batters averaged 0.20.
TB is total bases. TB = singles + (2 * doubles) + (3 * triples) + (4 * HR).
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