Baseball Fielding Percentage
The Fielding Percentage or the Fielding Average of a Baseball is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player properly handles a batted or thrown ball. It is calculated by the sum of putouts and assists divided by the number of total chances(putouts + assists + errors). The First Known Use of Fielding Percentage was done in the year 1972.
FP = (Number of assists + Number of putouts) / (Number of chances)
Number of chances = Number of assists + Number of putouts + Number of errors