The average performance of a batter, expressed as a ratio of a batter's safe hits per official times at bat is termed as Baseball Batting Average. It also refers to a ratio (as a rate per thousand) of base hits to official times at bat for a baseball player. The higher this average or closer the average is to 1, the better the player hits.
The Batting Average of a Baseball refers to a statistical estimation of the hitting ability of a batter, equal to the number of hits divided by the number of official at-bats. Normally the batting average is expressed as a real number instead of an average despite the name.
Example:
Calculate the Baseball batting Average or the BV for the given details.
Number of Hits = 2
Number of official at bats = 4
Solution:
Apply Formula:
Batting Average (BV) = (Number of hits) / (Number of official at bats)
BV = 0.500