How to Calculate Fielding Percentages

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Fielding percentage is the most commonly used baseball statistic for fielders at every position.

Things You'll Need

  • Baseball Caps/hats
  • Calculators
  • Pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Baseball Bats
  • Baseball Batting Gloves
  • Baseball Cleats
  • Baseball Equipment Bags
  • Baseball Fielding Gloves
  • Baseball First Baseman Mitts
  • Baseball Glove Conditioner Creams
  • Baseball Helmets
  • Baseball Scoresheets
  • Baseballs
  • Add up your putouts and assists. You get an assist when you throw the ball to a teammate who tags or forces the runner out.

  • Add up your total chances. Total chances are equal to your number of putouts, assists and errors combined. You get an error when you didn't get a putout or assist because you mishandled the ball.

  • Divide your putouts and assists by your total chances.

  • Round off to the third decimal place. So, .93051 is .931.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can have more than one total chance on a double or triple play. You might have two putouts or a putout and an assist on a double play.
  • A play in which you didn't have a putout or assist or error is not considered a "chance" even if you fielded or threw the ball.
  • Fielding percentage can favor a fielder with limited range. The best fielders sometimes don't have the best fielding percentages.

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