What is Slugging Percentage?
In baseball statistics, slugging percentage also abbreviated as SLG, represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat.
Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation.
Slugging percentage is still one of the best evaluators of power, because it accounts for more than just home run and can be applied as an evaluative tool for pitchers .
0.450 slugging percentage is pretty good while a 0.550 slugging percentage is outstanding and the maximum slugging percentage has a numerical value of 4.000
Slugging percentage gives you the dollar value.
Formula to calculate slugging percentage.
If a batter has been at bat 100 times and in that time has made 15 single base hits, 2 double base hits, 1 triple base hit, and 4 home runs. Calculate the slugging percentage.
Therefore, your slugging percentage is 0.38.