# Runs Produced (RP) Calculator (Baseball)

## What is Runs Produced (RP)?

RP is a baseball metric used to estimate the number of runs hitters produce for a team. It is calculated by adding together runs and runs batted in, then removing home runs.
Critics of runs produced note that the runs factor of the metric makes it so that a players RP can be greatly influenced by the batting order of a team. Being on base before a strong hitter increases the chance of scoring a run, as well as increasing the player’s RP in a way that a player with a weak hitter following them might not benefit.
An alternate calculation of Runs Produced simply averages runs and runs batted in.

## How to calculate Runs Produced

There are 2 variations of the Runs Produced formula:
RP = Runs + Runs Batted In – Home Runs
and:
RP = (Runs + Runs Batted In) / 2

## Example

A batter has 77 runs, 52 runs batted in, and 13 home runs.
RP = 77 + 52 – 13
RP = 116
Using the original runs produced formula, this player has 116 runs produced.
RP (alternate formula) = (77 + 52) / 2
RP (alternate formula) = 129 / 2
RP (alternate formula) = 65
Using the alternate runs produced formula, this player has 65 runs produced.