- By Matthew Orso
TBAE (or known as Total Base Advancement Efficiency) is a new statistic that I invented. It shows how often base runners will advance bases. It incorporates stolen bases, doubles and triples (the statistics that involve base advancement) and divides them by the players' total bases. For example here is a list of some of the 26 greatest players of all time and their TBAE.
|K. Griffey Jr.||184||524||38||5271||0.142|
|C. Ripken Jr.||36||603||44||5168||0.132|
You add the stolen bases, doubles and triples together. Then you divide by the total bases to get the TBAE. It puts emphases on the base runners decision making and advancement skills.
For example Babe Ruth has a TBAE of .132. So he advanced a base 13.2 % of the time.
This statistic was developed by Matthew Orso of NJ Baseball Magazine.
Author of the upcoming book Baseball: Plain and Simple.
What Question Does This Stat Answer? - By Jay (Dallas)
So the stat shows base advancement, when can this be used in a real world setting? What question does it answer? @poormansPOV
Eliminate total Bases From Homeruns - By David Sussman (CA)
This is good but I would eliminate home run total bases from denominator. I think this would make it so you do not penalize the athletic power hitter.
Good Point, But - By Matthew
That is a good point, but the main objective of the stat is to promote base advancement. The best players will shine in this if they have the amount of doubles, triples and stolen bases. In this case you do want to penalize the power hitters to see if they are all around great hitters and contribute to the runs.