fielding percentage


Definition of fielding percentage

: the average (as of a baseball fielder) determined by dividing the number of putouts and assists by the number of chances

called also fielding average

— compare batting average

Examples of fielding percentage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through their first 28 games, the Cubs ranked second in the NL with a .987 fielding percentage and had allowed only three unearned runs, tied with the Tigers for second-fewest in the majors. Mark Gonzales,, "Cubs are taking advantage of Nico Hoerner’s versatility by shifting him around the infield," 25 Aug. 2020 Romo was named The Courier’s Defensive MVP as a junior after posting a .993 fielding percentage and mowing down 11 would-be base stealers. Jon Poorman, Houston Chronicle, "The Woodlands’ Drew Romo mulling decision after being drafted by Rockies," 11 June 2020 Lawren Hayes, Austin, Jr., SS Batted .510 with 21 runs, 11 steals, two doubles, .914 fielding percentage and 1.139 OPS. Dennis Victory, al, "See the Huntsville region HS softball Terrific 20," 21 May 2020 Phenomenal fielding Michigan’s .985 fielding percentage ranks second nationally behind Oklahoma (.991). George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "5 things to know about top seed Michigan in Big Ten softball tourney," 9 May 2018 As a second baseman and short stop, Blanset has recorded a .945 fielding percentage with just 6 errors in his 36 games. Mark Iandolo,, "Where are they now? Rustamzada, Blanset, Charfauros and Lew," 27 Apr. 2018 Farmer started at shortstop for four years at Georgia and holds the record for fielding percentage there (.978). John Fay,, "Reds Extra: Shortstop Garcia hard to not notice," 29 Feb. 2020 To put his defensive prowess into perspective, Wolters’ .999 fielding percentage is tied with two others for first among major league catchers. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "One of the Rockies’ best surprises this season? Tony Wolters has established himself as Colorado’s catcher of the future," 20 Sep. 2019 Sanchez, who had a .987 fielding percentage, led AL second basemen in defensive runs saved and made only nine errors in 149 games. Lamond Pope,, "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez win Gold Gloves," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fielding percentage

1822, in the meaning defined above

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5 Sep 2020

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“Fielding percentage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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