EvanJ

05-02-06, 05:34 PM

I made up a statistic called Total Bases Advanced (TBA). TBA equals the amount of total bases you got from your plate appearance plus the number of bases each of their teammates advanced because of you. The most TBA you could get in 1 plate appearance would be 10 for a grand slam because in that case you advanced 4 bases, the runner on first advanced 3 bases, the runner on second advanced 2 bases, and the runner on third advanced 1 base. I would allow a hitter to get TBAs on walks, hit by pitches, and productive outs none of which I hitter can get total bases from. If you hit into an error I would make your TBA for that plate appearance to be equal to what it would have been if the fielder made the play, which would sometimes be 0 such as if the play should have ended the inning. Another decision I would have to make is if you can get TBA for grounding into a double play which you cannot get RBIs from. If you put the ball in player, the lead runner gets out, and the end result is runners on the same bases with one more out, your TBA for that plate appearance would be 0. If you hit the ball in play and a runner who is not forced to run attempts to go to the next base and gets out, resulting in at least one more out and baserunners in worse positions than before you batted, your TBA would be 0 but I wouldn't charge you with negative TBA. TBA could be done as a total or as a percentage of TBA/Possible TBA (or PTBA) where PTBA for each plate appearance equals 4 + 1 if there is a runner on third + 2 if there is a runner on second + 3 if there is a runner on first (ranging from 4 to 10). An example:

An RBI single with a runner on second: 3 TBA (1 for you and 2 for the runner), 6 PTBA (4 for you and 2 for the runner, so TBA/PTBA = 0.500 in this case.

If you bat with the bases empty and have an at-bat, your TBA/PTBA for that at-bat will be 1/4th of your slugging percentage for that at-bat. If you bat with the bases empty and reach first base on a plate appearance that is not an at-bat, your TBA/PTBA for that plate appearance would be 0.250.

TBA/PTBA could also be known as TBA%

For TBA a hitter who bats with more runners on base will have an advantage over a hitter who bats with fewer runners on base (the same applies to RBIs). For TBA% baserunners when you come up to bat would affect it also, but your PTBA (Edit: I meant TBA% here) would be 1.000 for any home run whereas your TBA for a grand slam would be 2.5 (10/4) times higher for a grand slam than for a solo home run.

An RBI single with a runner on second: 3 TBA (1 for you and 2 for the runner), 6 PTBA (4 for you and 2 for the runner, so TBA/PTBA = 0.500 in this case.

If you bat with the bases empty and have an at-bat, your TBA/PTBA for that at-bat will be 1/4th of your slugging percentage for that at-bat. If you bat with the bases empty and reach first base on a plate appearance that is not an at-bat, your TBA/PTBA for that plate appearance would be 0.250.

TBA/PTBA could also be known as TBA%

For TBA a hitter who bats with more runners on base will have an advantage over a hitter who bats with fewer runners on base (the same applies to RBIs). For TBA% baserunners when you come up to bat would affect it also, but your PTBA (Edit: I meant TBA% here) would be 1.000 for any home run whereas your TBA for a grand slam would be 2.5 (10/4) times higher for a grand slam than for a solo home run.