What is the Mendoza Line in Baseball?

What is the Mendoza Line in Baseball

Mendoza Line explained The Mendoza Line in baseball refers to a .200 batting average, considered by almost all standards to be well below average for a major league hitter. The name “Mendoza Line” was named after Mario Mendoza, who played shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Seattle Mariners, and the Texas Rangers between 1974-1982. The … Read more

What is a Good Batting Average in Baseball?

What is a good batting average

Batting average explained The batting average is an offensive statistic in baseball that gauges hitters’ success in reaching base safely on base hits. The batting average is popular with baseball fans. Still, players and coaches often ignore it because the formula does not include many aspects of the game-walks, total bases, extra-base hits, etc. What … Read more

What is a Walk-off in Baseball? 

What is a walk off

The walk-off explained A walk-off in baseball happens when the home team scores the go-ahead run in the bottom of the ninth or extra innings to end the game. The batter who drives home the game-winning run with a hit or walk is only required to touch first base since the game is over once … Read more

Batting Order Strategy in Baseball

Batting order strategy

The batting order A good batting order is determined by the talent on your team and is often the difference between winning and losing. Before constructing their batting lineups, coaches must know their players’ strengths and weaknesses. However, the best hitters on a team follow each other in the batting order to increase the odds … Read more

What is OPS in Baseball?

What is OPS in Baseball

On-base plus slugging On-base plus slugging, or OPS is a baseball statistic that combines on-base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage. OPS is a popular stat used more often than the batting average by major league players and teams to determine how well a hitter performs at the plate. The OPS reveals how a hitter contributes … Read more

What is a Checked Swing

checked swing

Have you ever watched a batter start a swing and then try to hold the bat back? You have then watched a batter try to check their swing. As a batter, you have fractions of a second to make a decision about when you swing your bat, how you swing your bat, and where you … Read more

What is OBP in Baseball?

baseball player on base

OBP is a baseball statistic used to measure on-base percentage. On-base percentage is different than a batting average in that it evaluates how often a player reaches base. You will find that players can reach base in several different ways. Most of these ways are not included in the batting average.  Coaches may prefer to … Read more

What is a DH in Baseball?

Designated hitter DH in baseball

DH stands for designated hitter and is a player who bats in place of the pitcher in a professional baseball lineup. This means the pitcher does not bat, and the designated hitter does not play a defensive position. This is the one rule in baseball that allows for a player to bat in the game … Read more