# Slugging percentage

Slugging percentage, abbreviated SLG, is a baseball statistic used to quantify a hitter's ability to get extra-base hits; i.e., a measure of his power. It is defined as total bases divided by at bats, and its formula is

$SLG = \frac{(\mathrm{1B}) + (2 \times \mathrm{2B}) + (3 \times \mathrm{3B}) + (4 \times \mathrm{HR})}{AB}$

where

• 1B is the number is singles
• 2B is the number of doubles
• 3B is the number of triples
• HR is the number of Home Runs

Sabermetricians realized that SLG can be combined with On-base percentage to generate On-base plus slugging, a very good indicator of offensive player performance.

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