Baseball Basics: Can you explain the term OPS?

Can you explain the term OPS?

This is a question I get asked about all the time, as the term has become more used in everyday baseball lingo. So, I will do my best to explain OPS and why it is has become so beneficial.

Definition of OPS:

OPS, is the abbreviation for the batting stat on-base plus slugging, which is the sum of a hitter’s on-base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG).

Since a batter’s success is mainly attributed to hitting for power (SLG) and getting on-base (OBP), the statistical answer to combine both is OPS.

Ultimately, it is like killing two birds with one stone.

OPS formula breakdown:(…)
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