**Fantasy Baseball Glossary**

The Fantasy Baseball Glossary includes terms and abbreviations that are not only used within the fantasy game (such as scoring categories or roster settings) but also referenced in ESPN columns and articles about the game of baseball, players and all things important to the fantasy baseball team manager looking to get an edge on the competition within his league. After all, baseball is a game of stats - have at it!

**Definitions of Abbreviations**

Batters:

* = Bats Left-handed

# = Switch Hitter

G = Games

AB = At-Bats

H = Hits

2B = Doubles

3B = Triples

HR = Home Runs

TB = Total Bases

R = Runs

RBI = Runs Batted In

TBB = Total Bases on Balls

IBB = Intentional Bases on Ball

SO = Strikeouts

HBP = Times Hit by Pitches

SH = Sacrifice Hits

SF = Sacrifice Flies

SB = Stolen Bases

CS = Times Caught Stealing

SB% = Stolen Base Percentage

GDP = Times Grounded into Double Plays

Avg = Batting Average

OBP = On-Base Percentage

SLG = Slugging Percentage

BB = Walks

PA = Plate Appearances

RAT = Ratio of AB/HR

RC = Runs Created

RC/27 = Runs Created per 27 outs

Ht = Height

Wt = Weight

Yr = Year

Lg = Minor League Level

POS = Position

GB = Number of Fair Ground Balls Hit (hits, outs and errors)

FB = Number of Fly Balls Hit (excludes line drives)

G/F = Ratio of Grounders to Fly Balls

BFP = Batters Facing Pitchers

#Pit = Number of Pitches Offered to the Hitter

#P/PA = Average Number of Pitches per Plate Appearance

Pitchers:

* = Throws Left-handed

G = Games Pitched

GS = Games Started

CG = Complete Games

GF = Games Finished

IP = Innings Pitched

BFP = Batters Facing Pitcher

H = Hits Allowed

R = Runs Allowed

ER = Earned Runs Allowed

HR = Home Runs Allowed

SH = Sacrifice Hits Allowed

SF = Sacrifice Flies Allowed

HB = Hit Batsmen

TBB = Total Bases on Balls

IBB = Intentional Bases on Ball

SO = Strikeouts

WP = Wild Pitches

Sup = Run Support per Nine Innings

IR = Inherited Runners

IRS = Inherited Runners who Scored

QS = Quality Starts

SvOp = Save Opportunities

GB = Groundballs Hit Against the Pitcher (hits, outs and errors)

FB = Fly Balls Hit Against the Pitcher (excludes line drives)

GF = Ratio of Grounders to Flies

Bk = Balks

W = Wins

L = Losses

Pct. = Winning Percentage

ShO = Shutouts

Sv = Saves

ERA = Earned Run Average

Sv = Saves

BB = Walks Issued

Avg = Batting Average Allowed by Pitcher

RAT = Ratio of SO/AB

ShO = Shutouts

WHIP = Walks plus Hits divided by Innings Pitched

**Terms**

**% Inherited Score**

**1st Batter OBP**

**Active Career Batting Leaders**

**Active Career Pitching Leaders**

**BA ScPos Allowed**

**Baserunners per Nine Innings**

**Bases Loaded**

**Batting Average**

**Blown Saves**

**Catcher's ERA**

**Cleanup Slugging%**

**Clutch**

**Complete Game Frequency**

**Defensive Batting Average**

**Earned Run Average (ERA)**

**Fielding Percentage**

**First Batter Efficiency**

**GDP per GDP Situation**

**Go-Ahead RBI**

**Ground/Fly Ratio (Grd/Fly)**

**Hold**

Note: a pitcher cannot finish the game and receive credit for a Hold, nor can he earn a hold and a save.

**Inherited Runner**

**Isolated Power**

**K/BB Ratio**

**Late & Close**

- the game is in the seventh inning or later, and
- the batting team is either leading by one run, tied, or has the potential tying run on base, at bat, or on deck.

Note: this situation is very similar to the characteristics of a Save Situation.

**Leadoff On Base%**

**No Decision (ND)**

**OBP+SLUG (OPS)**

**Offensive Winning Percentage (OWP)**

**On Base Percentage**

**Opponent Batting Average**

**Outfielder Hold Percentage**

**PA***

**PCS (Pitchers' Caught Stealing)**

**Percentage of Pitches Taken**

**Percentage of Swings Put In Play**

**Pickoffs (Pk)**

**Pivot Percentage**

**PkOf Throw/Runner**

**Plate Appearances**

**Power/Speed Number**

**Quality Start**

**Relief Points (Pts)**

**Run Support Per 9 IP**

**Runs Created**

Runs/Times on Base

**Save Percentage**

**Save Situation**

- he has a lead of no more than three runs and has the opportunity to pitch for at least one inning, or
- he enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat, or on deck; or
- he pitches three or more innings regardless of the lead and the official scorer credits him with a save.

**SBA**

**SB Success%**

**Secondary Average**

**Slow-A**
Otherwise known as "Regular A," these full-season minor leagues
contain less-experienced professional players. The Slow-A leagues
are the Midwest League and South Atlantic League (Sally).

**Slugging Percentage**

**Stolen Base Percentage Allowed**

**Times on Base**

**Total Bases**

**Win-Loss Percentage or Winning Percentage**

**Zone Rating**