The batting average is a universal tool to measure
.400 means the batter hit 4 hits every 10 at-bats.
The batting average is a very useful tool to have clarity about how good your favorite hitters truly are, however, keep in mind that it doesn’t take into account the number of times a batter reaches the base due to “walks” or “hit-by-pitches”, also, it doesn’t take into account the “hit type”, meaning, if the hit was a double, triple or a home run, where in theory, the home run should be more valuable, right?
In order to compensate the fact that one single measurement such as AVG doesn’t give you a full picture, you should always use a combination of tools, for instance, look at the AVG and the RBI together.
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