Fielding percentage is the most commonly used baseball statistic for fielders at every position.
Things You'll Need
- Baseball Caps/hats
- 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
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.
How to Calculate Winning Percentages
In baseball, a team can either win or lose. During the year, baseball standings provide winning percentage. The winning percentage is the...
How to Calculate Softball Stats
Although softball is a team sport, statistics can be kept on individual players to assess their contribution to the team. Statistics such...