What is an ideal league OBP for MLB?
By - Baybears
they already implemented something, the problem is that they did it halfway through the season so almost nobody's numbers are actually consistent
What’d they implement? Not allowing pitchers to put foreign substances on the ball?
Yes, spinrate has gone down massively
But has OBP?
Since June 21, the league OBP is .320
3 batter rule helps with OBP as well, but it looks like the shift is still a major factor.
Ima say .333
Perfect 1/3 of the time
33.3333% of the time, it works every time
Explaining to everyone that not every chick digs the longball would be a good start. Contact hitting and waiting for your pitch is okay too.
It’s a lot more fun to watch a guy hit .330 than it is to watch a guy hit .250 with power and a high obp in my opinion.
Flair checks out
Idk honestly walks are my favorite play in baseball, unironically. The psychological devastation of walking in runs is just too much fun
There is something really satisfying about a 10+ pitch walk.
They should mount a campaign of, "WON = TRUE OUTCOME"
Anything above .333 is solid.
Below .333 you need to make up for it with Power, Speed, Defense
333 should be the standard. Get on base every 3rd AB
Ideal league OBP would be .345 and this can be accomplished by letting guys get jacked on steroids
I personally think baseball was a lot more fun back then. I think a lot of other people do too.
Definitely my favorite era. And if we let the pitchers roid up too, it will sort of balance out.
We did. And it didn't.
It was more balanced than if we DIDN’T let them roid up, though.
I’m 50/50 on banning the shift, which I think would definitely help. Part of me says hitters should just be more like Tony Gwynn (yes I know, that’s ridiculous) so they don’t get shifted on and the other part of me says what the fuck are they supposed to do when everyone throws 95+.
I would argue that this is precisely the point of computer assisted umpiring. If major league baseball controls the zone and possesses all the data on pitches and batted balls, it reasons that the league could use that data to influence outcomes by adjusting zones to favor either pitchers or hitters.
Without any research I'd say .350 would be an ideal mean.
A better way to figure out an ideal OBP is to decide on an ideal mean BA and walks over 600PA and then figure out what you get from there
.350 would be an insanely high scoring league
Really depends on your team, a great team obp player would not be the same as a lousy team obp player. Opposing teams pitch you different and the game atmosphere is not the same.
Numbers vary, do you have a player in mind?