Author: Cade Nelson, Exercise Science Major at University of Kansas, Normal Cornbelters Baseball Analytics Intern What is FPCT+? Fielding Percentage Plus (FPCT+) is inspired by stats like OPS+ and ERA+, which takes the player’s ERA or OPS and normalizes and compares it to the entire league. For example, the average FPCT+ is 100, and an…

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Standings 1. Merchants (3-1, – GB); Tiebreaker: 1-0 vs. Ground Sloths Description: The Merchants have found a way to win in almost every game in their first week of play with three come-from-behind wins. Their offense is undoubtedly the best in the league, having two players in the top 5 in OPS, RBIs, and SLG.;…

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Power Rankings 1. Merchants (New Team), 23 Points Description: The Merchants seem to be set up to perform very well in their first year in the KCL. They have the most experienced pitching staff, averaging 28.14 college innings pitched per pitcher this season (which excludes players coming out of high school). While nobody jumps off…

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