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    I'm doing baseball statistics for my sons team. I can't find any information on how to treat hit by pitch (HBP). Do you include it in a pitcher's WHIP (walks plus hits/innings pitched? Do you include it in a hitters on base percentage (OBP)?

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    Originally posted by traveler
    I'm doing baseball statistics for my sons team. I can't find any information on how to treat hit by pitch (HBP). Do you include it in a pitcher's WHIP (walks plus hits/innings pitched? Do you include it in a hitters on base percentage (OBP)?
    I've never heard of HBP being included in WHIP
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      OBP percentage does use HBP. Here's the forumula:

      (Hits + Walks + Hit-By-Pitch) divided by (At Bats + Walks+ Hit-By-Pitch + Sac Flys)

      WHIP does not use HBP, although I bet it'd make it a more accurate stat if it did.
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      • #4
        Especially if you're Cuban and therefore plunk more batters than you walk...LOL

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        • #5
          Thank you for the help.

          I have however run in to some more scoring/stat questions. So again any help is greatly appreciated.

          First does anyone know of a reference book or website that gives scoring and stat rules? I have tried some online sources but they seem very basic and obviously have not answered my questions. Which are...

          On a dropped third strike where the batter is thrown out at first. Is this recorded as a strike out for the pitcher? Is it an assist and a putout for the catcher and firstbaseman?

          On a dropped third strike where the batter is safe at first.
          Is this a strike out for the pitcher though no out was recorded?

          If the batter reached first on the dropped third strike because of a wild pitch or passed ball how is it scored?

          How about if the batter reached on a throwing error by the catcher?
          If the runner eventually scores is it an earned run?

          Are runs that score because of a passed ball or wild pitch earned runs?

          Please enlighten me.

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          • #6
            http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/of..._scorer_10.jsp
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