Home Run / Fly Ball Ratio = HR/FB
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
15.0% ALL STAR
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!