# Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) Calculator (Baseball)

## What is Fielding Independent Pitching?

Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) is part of a group of Defense-Independent pitching statistics (DIPS) that attempts to evaluate pitching performance on its own, with no measurement from other fielders (except for the catcher).
While Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) is critiqued for not evaluating pitchers on what truly matters in the game (runs allowed), proponents of the system prefer it for its ability to give a more objective evaluation of a pitcher.

## How to calculate FIP

In Baseball, FIP calculates as follows:
FIP = ((13 x Home Runs) + (3 x Walks) – (2 x Strikeouts)) / (Innings Pitched + (Outs (Partial Innings) Pitched / 3))

## Example

If a pitcher has: 43 Walks | 207 Strikeouts | 35 Home Runs | 202 Innings Pitched | 1 Out (Partial Inning) Pitched, then:
FIP = ((13 x 35) + (3 x 43) – (2 x 207)) / (202 + (1 / 3))
FIP = (455 + 129 – 414) / 202.333
FIP = 170 / 202.333
FIP = 0.8402
Therefore, the pitcher’s FIP is 0.840