OPS / OPS+

On-Base Plus Slugging Percentage

OPS = OBP + SLG

  • OPS+ is a more advanced version of this statistic; it takes into account park effects & league effects
    • MLB Average is then set to 100
      • Deviations above (or below) 100 imply the player is better (above) or worse (below) than league average OPS.
    • This metric allows for easy comparisons between different OPS values… regardless of era, league or park effect.
Richie Sexson played with The Brewers from 2000-2003.
He went on to finish his career with The Diamondbacks, Mariners and Yankees.

Ranking the BEST BREWERS OPS+ of ALL-TIME:

  1. Yelich 171
  2. Fielder 143
  3. Braun 135
  4. Sexson 133*
  5. Scott 131
  6. Briggs 131
  7. Molitor 125
  8. Lezcano 125
  9. Oglivie 124
  10. TIE: Burnitz / Cooper 123
  • Drawback: OPS does not properly weight OBP & SLG
    • Slugging percentage is typically 1.6X higher than on-base percentage
    •  wOBA (and many of the newer metrics) attempts to properly weight all of the outcomes that can stem from a plate appearance.