# Plate Appearances per Strikeout (PA/SO) Calculator (Baseball)

## What are Plate Appearances per Strikeout?

PA/SO is a baseball ratio that shows the number of plate appearances a batter makes for each time they are struck out.
A player with a higher PA/SO means they are struck out less frequently than a player with a lower PA/SO.

## How to calculate PA/SO

In Baseball, IP/GS calculates as:
PA/SO = Plate Appearances / Strikeouts

## Example

If a batter has made 549 plate appearances and struck out 89 times, then:
PA/SO = 549 / 89
PA/SO = 6.17
This batter strikes out every 6.17 plate appearances.

## What is a plate appearance?

A plate appearance is any time a batter completes a turn at batting. The turn can be completed when they are struck out, declared out, walked, awarded first base in another way (hit by a pitch, catcher’s interference, intentionally walked, or caught out.
It is different from “at bats” as at bats are a subset of plate appearances – every at-bat is a plate appearance, but not all plate appearances are at-bats. At bats do not include events such as the batter being walked, hit by the pitch, etc.
Plate appearances calculate from box scores by adding At bats (AB), Walks (BB), Hit by Pitch (HBP), Sacrifice Hit (SH), Sacrifice Fly (SF), and Times Reached on Defensive Interference together.