Figuring Player Stats

Ever wonder how the Pros get their stats? Well if you continue to read you will know how.  Let's get started

One Person is Ivan Rodriguez  from the Texas Rangers.  He had 579 at bats in 1998. He got 186 hits.   His average is .321.  Pretty smart ey'  well it's easier than  you think.  You take the hits and divide it by the at bats.(579 Divided by 186=.321, please do on calculator)

Another example is Brett Favre from the Green Bay Packers.  In his career up until 1996 he had 2,693 attempts to throw the ball to receiver.  He had 1,667 completions.  So that means 61.9% of his passes were complete.(1667 Divided by 2693= 61.9)  He also threw 147 touchdowns, so 5.4% of his passes were touchdowns.(147 Divided by 2,693=5.4%)

Now  I will show you how to do the stats without a calculator.  This way is only for figuring averages. (please work out on a piece of paper)  As an example take Ken Griffey Jr.,  in 1989 he had 16 home runs. In 1990 and 1991 he had 22 HRs(home runs). In 1993 he had 27 HRs. In 1994 he had 40 HRs.

1. Now you add up all these numbers.  You should get 127.

2. Now you divide 127 by the amount of numbers were added to get that.

3. Here we divide by 5.  If you got 25 You figured out how many home runs Griffey has averaged up until 1994.   Good job!!

I will show you one more example of how to do averages on paper. This example will be on Jeff Blake of the Cincinnati Bengals.  In this we will average the amount of touch downs Jeff Blake throws a season from 94-96. The numbers are 14,28,24,8,3.  We will follow the same steps that we did before.

1. First we add up all the numbers.  You should get 77.

2.Now you divide by the amount of numbers added together.  This time it is 5.   If you got 15 you are right again!! (14+28+24+8+3=77 divided by 5=15)  Good Job!!

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