Hits + Walks + HBP= Total - HRS = X (total times on base minus HRS hit)

Runs - HRS = Y (total runs scored minus HR's hit)

Y divided by X = percentage (scoring probability outside HRS hit)

]]>Giambi has drawn 438 walks with a runner on first. I'll leave it to you to determine how that compares to other batters. Don't you think pitchers' choices might have something to do with all the walks he drew with a base open?

*Rarely did those walks translate into runs.*

Prove it.

]]>Man on third less than 2 outs....a hitter should be trying to drive that runner in, not working a walk and leaving it up to the next guy. ]]>

With respect, MLS, is "total bases" not the same as slugging percentage? I'm not quite sure what TB plus BA means. Is that OPS without the OBP component? ]]>