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## Reach On Error

If you reach base on an error, does that still count towards your on base percentage?

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Yes, reaching base on an error is considered an "at bat". "At bats" are part of the formula for figuring obp. Therefore, errors count toward the obp.

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So it would also count towards your slugging percentage, correct?

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Originally Posted by YankeeDJW
So it would also count towards your slugging percentage, correct?
Correct, slugging % = singles+2xdoubles+3xtriples+4xHR's divided by at bats.

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Originally Posted by bbjunkie
Correct, slugging % = singles+2xdoubles+3xtriples+4xHR's divided by at bats.
So a ROE is an at-bat, and also is considered on base, so it increases your OBP.

Based on the formula above, it figures into the SLG%, but hurts the % since ROE is not a single/double/triple/HR.

Do I have that right?

Is hit by pitch treated the same way?

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Originally Posted by Freestate
So a ROE is an at-bat, and also is considered on base, so it increases your OBP.

Based on the formula above, it figures into the SLG%, but hurts the % since ROE is not a single/double/triple/HR.

Do I have that right?
No. I think the first answer that you got was a bit confusing. Reaching on error affects obp because of the AB that is charged. But ROE isn't credited as reaching base.

The standard formula for obp is (H+BB+HBP)/(AB+BB+SF+HBP). Note that SFs are charged against the hitter but sacs are not.

To answer your other question, hbp does help obp. You can see in the formula that hbp is in both numerator and denominator.

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Originally Posted by s.f.
No. I think the first answer that you got was a bit confusing. Reaching on error affects obp because of the AB that is charged. But ROE isn't credited as reaching base.
Right, an ROE actually lowers your obp.

[QUOTE=Freestate]Based on the formula above, it figures into the SLG%, but hurts the % since ROE is not a single/double/triple/HR.[QUOTE]

Right

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Oh, ok. I initially thought you meant ROE raised your slg% and OBP because you got on base.

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