HR / FB

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Home Run / Fly Ball Ratio = HR/FB

BREW MATHsummary

Simply the percentage of fly balls that go for home runs.

  • Not very useful on its own. Typically used to stratify a hitter’s performance.
  • Every major league field has different dimensions which change based on what side of the plate the player hits from.
    • Different parks produce different HR / FB ratios

Using high-end physics (i.e. launch angle), baseball forecasters are currently attempting to expand upon this statistic. The graph (above) comes from an article that sums this up nicely: “The Quest to Predict HR/FB Rate” by M. Podhorzer

Generally Speaking

20.0%  ELITE

15.0%  ALL STAR

12.5%  GOOD

9.5%  AVERAGE

7.5%  HIT THE BENCH

5.0%  HIT THE SHOWERS

1.0%  HIT THE ROAD

 

YELICH LED THE LEAGUE IN 2018 HR/FB at 48% – Half of the fly balls he hit were homeruns!

See the rest of the 2018 HR/FB leaderboard…