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    08-17-2019, 01:25 AM
    irongoalie, looks like we are both right. Sac Flies are counted in OBP; however, Clay defines a sacrifice hit (SH) as "A sacrifice hit (abbreviated 'Sac' on the Scouting Report) is awarded whenever a player successfully bunts to advance a runner even though the batter himself is thrown out at first. A sacrifice hit counts as a plate appearance, but not as an At Bat." According to MLB, sacrifice bunts are not counted as a plate appearance; thus they are not counted in OBP.
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    08-14-2019, 10:14 PM
    Irongoalie, respectfully, I disagree. Here is what MLB has to say (http://m.mlb.com/glossary/standard-stats/on-base-percentage): Definition OBP refers to how frequently a batter reaches base per plate appearance. Times on base include hits, walks and hit-by-pitches, but do not include errors, times reached on a fielder's choice or a dropped third strike. (Separately, sacrifice bunts are removed from the equation entirely, because it is rarely a hitter's decision to sacrifice himself, but...
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    08-12-2019, 09:45 PM
    Clay, would you please look at your calculation for OBP? My understanding is that OBP will always be higher than the batting average and I've noticed that it is lower with batters who have a lot of sacrifice bunts. Attached is an example.
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