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## What is the average on base percentage in MLB?

On base percentage is typically judged about 60 points higher than batting average. A good average in baseball is . 300 in the MLB, so a good OBP in the MLB would be . 360….What is a Good OBP in Baseball?

Rating | OBP (On Base Percentage) |
---|---|

Great | .370 |

Above Average | .360 |

Average | .320 |

Below Average | .310 |

**Who has the best on base percentage in MLB history?**

fielder Ted Williams

Left fielder Ted Williams, who played 19 seasons for the Boston Red Sox, has the highest career on-base percentage, . 4817, in MLB history.

### What is the average average in the MLB?

The league batting average in MLB for the 2018 season was . 248, with the highest modern-era MLB average being . 296 in 1930, and the lowest being . 237 in 1968.

**What is good on-base percentage?**

340 OBP is solid, a . 360 is very good, and significantly higher than . 360 is great, with an on base percentage of . 400 or higher being generally exceptional.

#### What counts for on-base percentage?

In baseball statistics, on-base percentage (OBP), also known as on-base average/OBA, measures how frequently a batter reaches base. It is the ratio of the batter’s times-on-base (TOB) (the sum of hits, walks, and times hit by pitch) to their number of plate appearances.

**What was Babe Ruth on base percentage?**

.474

His lifetime statistics also include 2,873 hits, 506 doubles, 2,174 runs, 2,214 RBI, a . 342 batting average, a . 474 on-base percentage and a . 690 slugging percentage.

## What does a 400 batting average mean?

the standard of hitting excellence

400 batting average in a season is recognized as “the standard of hitting excellence”, in light of how batting . 300 in a season is already regarded as solid. Twenty players have recorded a batting average of at least .

**Is a 500 on-base percentage good?**

360 is very good, and significantly higher than . 360 is great, with an on base percentage of . 400 or higher being generally exceptional.

### What was Babe Ruth on-base percentage?

**Does hit by pitch count as an at bat?**

A batter hit by a pitch is not credited with a hit or at bat, but is credited with a time on base and a plate appearance; therefore, being hit by a pitch does not increase or decrease a player’s batting average but does increase his on-base percentage.

#### What is the average on base percentage in the MLB?

In 2018, the league average OBP was .318. So far in 2019 it’s hovering around .322. So let’s say that, lately, the average OBP is roughly .320. Now, on base percentage tends to run about sixty points higher than batting average.

**Who has the highest on-base percentage in MLB history?**

Ted Williams has the highest career on-base percentage in MLB history, led the American League in 12 seasons (also a record), and held the single-season on-base percentage record for 61 years.

## Why is on base percentage better than batting average?

On base percentage is better than batting average because it better accounts for this scarce resource and the most important job of a hitter at the plate – not making an out. How Is On Base Percentage Calculated?

**What is a good batting average in the MLB?**

So if the average obp is .320, the league average BA would be around .260. This intuitively feels right. If a .260 batting average is the league average then a batting average of .280 is pretty solid, .300 is very good, and significantly higher than .300 is great.