Slugging percentage is an offensive statistic used in baseball. It is the total bases divided by at-bats, multiplied by 100, and rounded to one decimal place.

Rules of baseball

In baseball, the pitcher throws the ball to the batter. The strike zone is a rectangular area between the home plate and the batter’s knees in which strikes are called. A foul ball is one that does not land in the fair territory; it’s either caught by the catcher or lands outside of fair territory before being touched by anyone. A ball is any pitch that isn’t a strike and doesn’t land in foul territory (i.e., hits someone).

A strikeout occurs when a batter swing at three consecutive pitches and misses them all; these are called “whiffs.” Walks occur when four balls are thrown by a pitcher to advance runners on base; each walk advances one runner one base, so long as he starts out at first base or higher (walks don’t “count” towards runs scored). There are only three outs in an inning—two men on bases plus another man standing on third earn him his spot there permanently until he scores or gets replaced by another player after they take their turn at bat—but it can take anywhere from two to nine players before all nine spots have been filled up again with an equal number of outs made up for those lost during playtime!

A single means that one player hit only once but managed to score thanks either to multiple runners moving forward with him/her (i.e., double play) or just ahead of him/her heading towards home plate with no opposition chasing after them yet because everyone else has already had their turn batting previously without hitting anything worth mentioning (single).

What is the slugging percentage?

Slugging percentage is a baseball statistic that measures the total bases a hitter has divided by the number of at-bats. The bases include hits, walks, and hit-by-pitches.

The number of at-bats is the number of times the player comes to bat during a game (or series) and does not include any instances where he was walked or hit by a pitch but did not reach first base on those plays.

How to use the slugging percentage calculator

Since the slugging percentage is essentially an average of a hitter’s productivity, you need to know the hitter’s stats throughout the game:

  • Singles – how many times the player reached the first base
  • Doubles – how many times the player reached the second base
  • Tripes – how many times the player reached the third base
  • Home runs – how many times the player reached the home base
  • At bats – how many batting turns they had

FAQ

What is the slugging percentage?

Slugging percentage is a baseball statistic that measures the total bases a hitter has divided by the number of at-bats.

What is a good slugging percentage?

A 450 slugging percentage is good, and 550 is outstanding.

How do you calculate the slugging percentage?

You can use the formula (1B + 2Bx2 + 3Bx3 + HRx4)/AB.