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QUALITY AT-BATS

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QUALITY AT-BATS

https://youtu.be/fznScDoKzVs
Watch the workshop and/or read below!

In this training, you will learn how to track and use Quality At-Bats (QABs) just like you would traditional stats. But first, what qualifies an at-bat as quality? You have had a quality at-bat when you have done something productive to help your team. Unlike tradition stats, these things are within the players’ control. Because of this, QABs give you a more accurate picture of whether you’re helping the team or need to make an adjustment.

The following outcomes are what we consider QABs for pitchers and hitters. You may want to adjust some of them, but make sure they’re within your player’s ability to control.


Charting During the Game

Below is an example of a complete-game QAB chart. If you want to watch a side-by-side of me charting an actual game, check out the video! Or you can just jump in and learn by printing the charts and going for it 🙂

Pitching Chart Example      Hitting Chart Example

Blank QAB Charts


Keeping Track After the Game

Tracking these stats can both help you create your lineup and help your players see how well they’re doing. For more info on how I enter and track QABs, see the video! Here is your template of the QAB Google Sheets 🙂

Click here for your templates: Hitter QAB Sheet Pitcher QAB Sheet


How to Use Them

You now have the tools and skills to track Quality At-Bats, but what should you do with them? This will of course depend on your coaching philosophy, but most coaches want the most productive pats in the lineup. QAB stats will tell you how well a player can consistently perform tasks that are within their control.

The best use we’ve found for them is as feedback for our players. Again, because these goals are things they can work on and control, it helps them focus on the process. As with any number that they know plays a factor in their playing time, make sure you always shift their focus back to the specific actions they can take to positively affect that stat.

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