The Likelihood of a Hit
The ranking reveals some interesting notes; the average game has 38 plate appearances, meaning the average team is producing 8.7 hits a game, while getting 11.8 men on base, and hitting 14.2 total bases. Getting men on-base is often more important than whether or not it is a hit that got them on. This is best illustrated by the World Champion Cubs. The Cubs rank 23rd in Natural batting, but 3rd in Natural On-base Percentage. Like Natural Batting Average, Natural On-base Percentage, tells us the likelihood of an at bat ending with a man on first base.
Overall, when trying to understand the beautiful game of baseball, looking at likely teams are to produce offense is a great was to understand why they succeeded.
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