Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Records and Details
What is Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings ?
Walks allowed per nine innings is a metric that shows, on average, how many walks a pitcher or team's pitchers gave up over a nine inning period. It's caluclated by dividing walks by innings pitched and then the result multiplied by nine. Generally, for Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings, lower is better. (Source)
What is a good Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings?
What does good Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings mean? "Good" baseball stats can be very subjective and mean different things to different people. I have attempted to quantify good and bad by taking season and career stats for MLB pitchers with a minimum number of pitched outs. In this case 100 for career and 50 for a season. To find good and bad within this cohort of players I calculated the first and third quartiles, anything between these quartiles I consider average. This makes up the middle 50% of players. In an example where higher is better for a stat, below the first quartile (bottom 25% of players) would be bad and above the 3rd quartile (top 25% of players) would be good. For stats where lower is better, flip around good and bad.
Career, Season, and Season Average Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings Records
For my hot take on Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings records most of the same rules apply from the first section. To be considered for my prestigious lists the player must meet a certain threshold of pitched outs. Since this is a Pitching stat to be considered for the career list the player must have over 100 pitched outs, for a season consideration the player must have had 75 pitched outs. Additionally, the player's final game must have been after 1899.