Fielding Percentage (FPCT) Calculator

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

Definition – What is Fielding Percentage?

Fielding percentage puts a fielder’s number of putouts and assists in comparison to the total number of opportunities they’ve had for putouts and assists.

It is intended to be a tool for measuring a fielder’s capability.

Critics of fielding percentage note that the statistic can be misleading – fielders who work harder to get to the ball can have a higher percentage of errors (therefore a lower fielding percentage) while at the same time being more effective for their team as they have a higher total number put outs and assists.  A hit that passes by a fielder does not reflect in their fielding percentage score, while one that they try for and get an error on does.

Formula – How to calculate FPCT

Fielding Percentage (FPCT) = (put outs + assists) ÷ (put outs + assists + errors).

Example

If a fielder has completed 317 put outs, 541 assists, and 27 errors, then:

317 + 541 = 858

317 + 541 + 27 = 885

858 ÷ 885 is 0.969

Therefore, the fielder’s fielding percentage is 0.969.