WHAT DOES WHIP MEAN IN BASEBALL?

**(Hits + Walks) divided by (Innings Pitched)**

WHIP is one of my favorite pitching statistics! It measures the walks and hits per inning pitched. It shows a pitchers effectiveness against hitters and his ability to throw strikes.

Below is an example:

Junior has pitched 156 innings this year. He has given up 113 hits and 33 base on balls. His W.H.I.P. would be calculated by:

(113 hits + 33 base on balls) divided by (156 innings pitched) = .936

Junior’s W.H.I.P. of .936 says that he doesn’t, on average, give up one hit or walk for every inning pitched.

Questions About Pitcher’s WHIP in Baseball

What does WHIP stand for in baseball?

Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched

How do you figure out a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball?

Count innings pitched by pitcher including partial innings (with each out recorded counting as a third of an inning). Calculate hits and walks allowed by pitcher but do not include outcomes where hitter reached on error, fielder’s choice, sacrifice or hit by pitch.

Do you intentional walks count against a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball?

Yes. Intentional walks are counted as a walk given up by the pitcher and are therefore counted in a pitcher’s WHIP.

Do hits by pitch (HBP) count against a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball?

No. Errors are not counted against a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball statistics.

Do errors count against a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball?

No. Errors do not count against WHIP in baseball statistics.

Does a fielder’s choice count against a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball?

No. Batters who reach on a fielders choice are not counted against a pitchers WHIP in baseball statistics.

Source: MLB Glossary

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