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

25%  ELITE

22.5%  ALL STAR

20%  GOOD

15%  AVERAGE

12.5%  HIT THE BENCH

10%  HIT THE SHOWERS

5%  HIT THE ROAD

Yeli has led the entire MLB in HR/FB… two years straight!!
2018
: 35.0%
2019: 32.8%

See the COMPLETE 2019 HR/FB leaderboard!!!