# What Does Total Bases Mean in Betting?

Bases are a way of measuring the value of a player’s performance in a sport, and are usually given in relation to runs scored, hit points and other counting stats such as homeruns and walks.

In baseball, one run is credited to the scorer when there is a play at the plate. For example, if the 9th-inning batter hits a ball that is caught by the first baseman, who then tags out the base runner trying to advance to third, there will be a run credited to the 1st baseman because he “scored” a run on that play (even though there was no runner on base when he made the throw).

In the NFL, there is no such thing as a base score. The only stat that matters in football is the final score, with each team getting two points for a touchdown and one point for a field goal.

## Why Are Bases Important?

Bases are important because they represent the total number of productive actions a player has taken during a game. For example, if the pitcher throws a ball and strikes out the side, then his batting average goes up by.400 points because he “scored” 2 runs on that play. The batter and infielders are all credited with a hit on that play, so their batting averages go up by.250 points for that at-bat.

The total numbers of runs, hits, homeruns, stolen bases, fielding hits, etc. determine a player’s total baseball worth. In other words, a player’s batting average is not just a measure of how many runs he scores or allows to score, but it also takes into account the number of times he reaches base safely (i.e., walks, hits, or catches a ball that would have been an out in any other situation).

## What Does It Mean To Have A High Average?

A player who scores a lot of runs is said to have a high batting average. If Miguel Cabrera had kept running until he reached third base, he would have scored a total of seven runs on that day, which would have raised his average to an incredible.600. However, because he was caught by the catcher, who then threw him out at home, the runs he scored were not counted because they did not result from a productive action (i.e., he did not reach base safely). In that case, his average would have been.400, which is still pretty high.

## What Does A High On Base Percentage Mean?

Some statisticians consider a high on-base percentage to be a better indicator of a player’s true potential than a high batting average. The reason is that batting average focuses only on the current at-bat, while on-base percentage takes into account a player’s entire batting history. For example, if a player has a high batting average but a low on-base percentage, then his true talent may be lower than what we think because we only see him hit well for a short period. In that case, a high on-base percentage would be a better reflection of his true ability.

## Are Backsies Important?

Backsies are important because they represent the total number of defensive actions a player takes during a game. If the pitcher throws the ball and it hits the back of the outfielders’ head, then the pitcher will have a back-tip on the play, which is often considered an out. The back-tip is not always credited to the pitcher, so his batting average may not go up for that at-bat. However, his runs scored, hits and total bases will get the full value of the back-tip because it is considered a defensive play.

## How Do Runs Score In Scoring?

In the example above, if the 9th-inning batter hits a ball that is then caught by the first baseman, who then tags out the base runner trying to advance to third, there will be a run scored because the play will be considered a success. That is because tagging out a base runner is considered a defensive play, which is listed as a run in the scorer’s guide. In most cases, it is the fielder who executes the tag who will get the credit for the run, which is why the 1st baseman has earned the title of “runner’s fielder” because he was the one who made the play.

## How Do Stolen Bases Score In Scoring?

In the same way that tagging out a base runner is considered a run, a player who steals a base will score a base on the play. The term stolen base comes from the fact that the player runs past the pitcher who is still in the process of delivering the ball to home plate. The ball is considered to be stolen if the pitcher does not release the ball to the catcher before the runner is beyond the pitcher’s reach. The number of bases the runner is credited with on a stolen base will depend on the number of bags the catcher uses when he throws the ball back to the pitcher. If the catcher uses only one bag, then the steal will be credited as a base hit for the base runner, whether he stays on base or not. If the catcher uses two or more bags, the base runner will be credited with a stolen base regardless of whether he stays on base or not.

## How Do Defensive Plays Score In Scoring?

Any play that results in a base or a run being credited to a player is considered a defensive play, whether or not the player who made the play is tagged out or advances to another base. The reason is that tagging out or advancing to another base is considered a defensive play. In some cases, the player who tags out a base runner will earn the title of “baserunner”, while the player who advances to another base will earn the title of “intruder” (often shortened to “intr”). Defensive plays are listed in the scorer’s guide as either hits, runs, or base hits (the equivalent of a base hit in baseball). Base hits, as discussed above, are often considered to be a combination of a base hit and a run because they result in a run being scored when the play is successful, regardless of whether or not the player who made the play advances to another base.

## What Does It Mean To Have A High WPB (Walk-Pg. Bout)?

Tough pitchers who can “strike out” more than the hitters they face are considered to have a high walk plus strikeout pitch (WPB). For example, a pitcher who throws a lot of pitches and gets a lot of outs by striking out the batters he faces has a high WPB. The term “WPB” stands for “walk plus pitch”—meaning that the batter was either forced to walk or the pitch was not recorded as a strike because it was not thrown hard enough to be a strike (i.e., the pitch was either a ball or a low strike). In the latter case, the batter gets the benefit of the doubt and the pitch is recorded as a walk. If you need to walk a lot of batters but don’t have a high enough pitch count to reach the threshold for a WPB, then it’s time to worry.

For example, if a pitcher who throws a lot of fastballs has a high number of walks plus strikes, then it means that he is walking a lot of batters but also striking out a lot of batters. Therefore, even though he is not pitching far enough to reach the threshold for a WPB, he is still considered effective because he is making the most of what he has. In some cases, the WPB stat can be a good measure of a pitcher’s arm strength because it takes into account the number of pitches thrown and the proportion of those pitches that were strikes. For example, if a right-handed pitcher throws a pitch that is then walked by the batter, he will have a WPB of 1.

Some pitchers have a very high walk plus strikeout pitch (WHIP) because they “pitch around the corner” a lot. That is because they have very sharp eyes and are able to pick up where they left off the last time they faced the batter (or in the case of multiple-run home games, where they left off the last time they faced a similar situation). In some cases, a pitcher can rack up a large number of walks plus strikes even when he is not “pitching around the corner”—simply by keeping his eyes on the catcher while waiting for the hitter to make his move. A low number of walks plus strikes is often a good indication of an ineffective or careless pitcher.