What is a good ERA+?

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What is a good ERA+?

The average ERA+ is set to be 100; a score above 100 indicates that the pitcher performed better than average, while below 100 indicates worse than average.

Is a higher ERA+ better?

Typically, pitchers want a low ERA, but ERA+ is a metric that shows a pitcher’s performance scores better when it is higher.

How do you calculate ERA+ in baseball?

League adjusted ERA or ERA+ is calculated as 100*[lgERA/ERA] on Baseball Reference. It adjusts to a player’s ballpark after that. A park factor of one would mean there’s no advantage or disadvantage by pitching in that stadium.

What is the highest ERA+ in MLB history?

Single-Season Leaders & Records for Adjusted ERA+

Rank Player (age that year) Adjusted ERA+
1. Eugene Bremer (20) 633
2. Satchel Paige+ (37) 464
3. Garnett Blair (23) 431
4. Hilton Smith+ (37) 426

Who has the best ERA in baseball?

Ed Walsh holds the MLB earned run average record with a 1.816. Addie Joss (1.887) and Jim Devlin (1.896) are the only other pitchers with a career earned run average under 2.000.

What’s the lowest ERA in a season?

0.86 ERA
The lowest single-season ERA in league history was posted by Tim Keefe, whose 0.86 ERA in 105 innings pitched for the National League’s Troy Trojans in 1880 led his closest competitor by . 52 runs.

What is an average in baseball?

Definition. One of the oldest and most universal tools to measure a hitter’s success at the plate, batting average is determined by dividing a player’s hits by his total at-bats for a number between zero (shown as . 000) and one (1.000). Batting average can also be applied in evaluating pitchers.

Who has the best ERA in baseball right now?

Active Leaders & Records for Earned Run Average

Rank Player (yrs, age) Earned Run Average
1. Clayton Kershaw (14, 33) 2.474
2. Jacob deGrom (8, 33) 2.497
3. Chris Sale (11, 32) 3.017
4. Max Scherzer (14, 36) 3.147

Who has the best ERA ever?

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