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Proposing a New Stat for Slappers

The problem slappers have always had with the current scoring system is that it doesn’t accurately reflect their ability to get on base.

This is a proposal I think has been a long time coming, and one that is sure to be cheered by every lefty slapper and her parents. It’s a new stat that helps measure the effectiveness of slappers at doing their job – getting on base.

The problem slappers have always had with the current scoring system is that it doesn’t accurately reflect their ability to get on base. Under the current system, if a slapper reaches base every at bat by hitting the ball in a way that it bounces off the shortstop’s or third baseman’s glove each time, and that contact is scored as an error, the player's batting average and on-base percentage will be .000. That’s correct. It’s .000. That just doesn’t seem right.

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