Seasons Hitting Records and Details
What is Seasons Hitting ?
The number of year in an MLB player's career where the player had at least one offensive appearance. When used in the context of yearly statistics it's the specific year being measure, for career or all time it would refer to all years that make up the given time frame. Generally, for Seasons Hitting, higher is better. (Source)
What is a good Seasons Hitting?
What does good Seasons Hitting 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 position players (not pitchers) with a minimum number of plate appearances. In this case 150 for career and 75 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 Seasons Hitting Records
For my hot take on Seasons Hitting 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 plate appearances. Since this is a Hitting stat to be considered for the career list the player must have over 150 plate appearances, for a season consideration the player must have had 75 plate appearances. Additionally, the player's final game must have been after 1899.