Out of zone plays made

Out of zone plays made, known by the acronym OOZ, is a baseball statistic used to measure a baseball player's performance on defense.[1][2][3][4][5]

The sabermetrics statistic is also a component other baseball statistics, including the Zone Rating and Revised Zone Rating (RZR) measures of a baseball player's defensive performance. It was developed by sports statistician John Dewan in the 1980s, and then enhanced by him in 2006.[2][6]

OOZ reflects the number of plays a fielder makes on balls that were hit outside his "zone".[6][7] A player's "zone", for purposes of the definition, is considered those parts of the field in which on average a fielder is able to convert half of his chances into outs.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Matthew Leach (August 21, 2008). "Glaus has stats to be Gold Glover in '08". mlb.com. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "RZR | FanGraphs Sabermetrics Library". Fangraphs. January 25, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Mike DiGiovanna (February 24, 2011). "Angels hope playing the numbers game adds up to something special". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "Don't be so fast to yank Burrell". Courier Post. April 7, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Brandon Heikoop (November 6, 2008). "2008 American League "Shoulda" Gold Gloves". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Sean Smith (April 2, 2007). "What is Zone Rating?". Hardball Times. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Bryan Tsao; Carolina Bolado; Joe Distelheim (2007). The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2008. ACTA Publications. ISBN 0-87946-341-4. Retrieved April 16, 2011.

Ooz or OOZ may refer to:

Out of zone plays made, a baseball statistic

OOZ, a work by artist Natalie Jeremijenko

Ooz, a character in the Japanese Kamen Rider OOO TV series

The Ooz, a 2017 album by King Krule

Run batted in

A run batted in (RBI), plural runs batted in (RBI or RBIs), is a statistic in baseball and softball that credits a batter for making a play that allows a run to be scored (except in certain situations such as when an error is made on the play). For example, if the batter bats a base hit, then another player on a higher base can head home to score a run, and the batter gets credited with batting in that run.

Before the 1920 Major League Baseball season, runs batted in were not an official baseball statistic. Nevertheless, the RBI statistic was tabulated—unofficially—from 1907 through 1919 by baseball writer Ernie Lanigan, according to the Society for American Baseball Research.Common nicknames for an RBI include "ribby" (or "ribbie"), "rib", and "ribeye". The plural of RBI is generally "RBIs", although some commentators use "RBI" as both singular and plural, as it can also stand for "runs batted in".

Base running

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