Definition – What are Plate Appearances per Strikeout?
PA/SO shows how often a batter strikes out.
A higher PA/SO means the player is less likely to strike out.
Formula – How to calculate PA/SO
PA/SO = Plate Appearances ÷ Strikeouts
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.
Sources and more resources
- Wikipedia – Plate Appearances per Strikeout and Plate Appearance – Wikipedia entries on the terms on this page.
- Rules on baseball and baseball statistics from Major League Baseball, NCAA (Baseball), NCAA (Softball), NCAA (Baseball and Softball), NFHS, and the International Baseball Federation.