wOBA

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Weighted On-Base Average = wOBA

BREW MATHsummary

  • Not all hits are created equal and the wOBA tries to reflect that. The weights given to each hit reflects their run value.
    • If you can only choose one statistic to evaluate a hitter, this is a good place to start. It accurately reflects what is done at the plate.
  • It is superior to OPS (On-Base + Slugging) due to an error of proportion
    • Slugging is typically 1.8 times higher than on-base percentage. Therefore simply combining them overvalues slugging.

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In 2019, Christian Yelich led all of The MLB in wOBA (.442)

Generally Speaking

.400  ELITE

.370  ALL STAR

.340  GOOD

.320  AVERAGE

.310  HIT THE BENCH

.300  HIT THE SHOWERS

.290  HIT THE ROAD

How To Properly Use wOBA