Pitcher SLGA – Slugging percentage Against gives the slugging percentage that hitters facing a pitcher accumulate (Total Bases divided by At Bats). A higher SLGA indicates a pitcher prone to the long ball (that is, home runs, not the terrible medical condition rampant throughout many third world countries).
Best: Chris Shoemaker (.618)
Worst: Geoff Hixson (1.014)
Pitcher BABIP – Batting Average on Balls In Play is most useful as an indicator of the pitcher’s defense; it is not very useful for determine the quality of the pitcher. It is the batting average that hitters facing a pitcher have, only counting balls hit in the field of play. A high BABIP is a sign of a pitcher with poor defensive help.
Best: Matt Endsley [Kill Yourself with Jaime Hixson and Luke Kirby] (.250)
Worst: Geoff Hixson [Cinderella Men with Dave Cain and James Morton] (.396)
Batter ISO – Isolated Power attempts to measure a hitter’s raw power at the plate. It is similar to Slugging Percentage, except that singles don’t help your ISO and home runs are three times as important as doubles or triples. A contact hitter will tend to have a low ISO, while a power hitter will tend to have a high ISO.
Best: Spence Hasler (.811)
Worst: Sip (.088)
Batter BABIP – A hitter’s BABIP is an indication of his speed and tendency to “hit it where they ain’t”.
Best: Seph Lietz (.480)
Worst: Derek Mayfield (.083)