In what follows you will find the baselines for hitters in a variety of categories. What is the league average for the slash lines? What are the levels of performance for each position on the diamond? Hard hit balls? Fly balls? That stuff is in here too.

AVG/OBP/SLG

We all know what those abbreviations mean, but do you know the context of each? That’s why we’re here, to help you figure it all out.

Average: The 2016 major league average was .255.

On-base percentage: The 2016 major league average was .321.

Slugging Percentage: The 2016 major league average was .417.

There were 203 men who had at least 400 plate appearances last season. Of that group…

Average: 137, or 67.5 percent, of qualifiers were able to reach the league average.

On-base: 131, or 64.5 percent, of the qualifiers were able to reach the league average.

Slugging: 134, or 66.0 percent, of the qualifiers were able to reach the league average.

Of the 203 men with 400 plate appearances last...

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