The Cubs have fallen in the rankings of several key offensive categories, but they were fourth in on-base percentage
, OPS and home runs entering Thursday.
Soto is hitting .289 with 24 home runs and 77 RBIs and ranks among the NL leaders in both walks and on-base percentage
Philadelphia ranked 10th in on-base percentage
and 11th in slugging percentage.
She hit .388, posted a .524 on-base percentage
and had a 1.013 slugging percentage, also best in the nation.
9 Since 1901, when the American League formed, five major leaguers have finished a season with an on-base percentage
of .500 or higher.
He batted .688 (11 for 16) with two homers, six RBIs and eight walks -- including four in the finale -- for a .760 on-base percentage
in 25 plate appearances.
It was determined that a player's contribution can be best measured by on-base percentage
(the percent of time that a player gets on base either through a hit or a walk).
He led his league in on-base percentage
In the 112 seasons of American League baseball from 1901 through 2012, a Red Sox player has been the leader in On-Base Percentage
Cabrera, who leads the Majors with a .361 batting average, 120 hits, 86 RBI and a .451 on-base percentage
, has secured his first career fan-elected start and his eighth Midsummer Classic selection overall.
Instead, Beane (above) used data such as on-base percentage
(a player's ability to get to first base), which he reckoned were undervalued.