Since the inception of the game of baseball, the batting average has been a standard statistic. But does it reflect on the hitter directly or more of the situation during an at bat? For 2013, the Rams Baseball Club will begin utilizing a new statistic which shows what a player is doing during an at bat more than a binary result (hit or out). What's a quality at bat defined as?
Quality At-Bat (QAB) - An at bat in which the batter is productive in a way that fits the situation, whether that involves advancing the runner with a sacrifice bunt or even a ground ball out, getting on base, or making the pitcher throw a lot of pitches. Thus, a quality at bat is not measured simply by the standard batting statistics such as batting average, on-base percentage, or slugging percentage, but by stats that show productivity regardless of result.
A player can hit a ball on the barrel of the bat, launching it to center field. If the center fielder catches the ball, an out is recorded with no credit given the hitter for smacking the ball to the outfield. With QAB the hitter receives credit for doing his job, and no penalty goes to the hitter when the Center Fielder does his job and catches the ball.
As the organization works to define success for our players, these changes will help. Here's a great blog on the QAB stat: http://blog.gamechanger.io/2011/04/05/breaking-down-the-quality-at-bat/#disqus_thread
The 2013 tournament season is here! Despite less than ideal temperatures the Rams are hitting the ball fields. This will be the final week for the RBC facility in Pleasant Hill. Please check this site for Sam wise practice complex weather updates from 4-12 forward
The Rams Baseball Club indoor facility is set to open for practices the week of December 31st! The facility has pitching lanes, areas for practice and two cages. We are excited to get the season started! For the first four weeks, the times will be listed by age group. We will then switch to team specific times near the end of January.
The facility is located at 1300 South Pleasant Hill Boulevard in Pleasant Hill, Ia. Click the map below for a larger image.
Uniforms and apparel for the 2013 season may be purchased starting now until January 8th. Please click the link below to order:
The 2013 Rams Baseball Club Teams will begin being posted 10/14/2012. Please check the teams section of the website for further details (http://www.ramsbaseballclub.com/teams). RBC is also in the process of completing some of the teams. If you do not see your player's name, please check back. We are finalizing the coach selections for some teams. Once we have each team finalized we will post it to this website under the team section.
10/23/2013 update: Teams will be finalized by Sunday. If you do not see a team posted with your player on it, please be patient. We are trying to finalize coaching and other administrative items for each team before listing the official roster.