**Posts:**10**Joined:**Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:19 am

I figure it out this way. It's not exact, but close enough:

X chances per year if played full season:

SS = 190

2B = 162

3B = 81

1B = 54

CF = 81

LF/RF = 54

infield multiplier:

1 = 0

2 = 10% (2 chances out of 20 go for a base hit)

3 = 20%

4 = 30%

5 = 40%

outfield multiplier:

1=0

2=15% (3 chances out of 20 go for a base hit)

3 = 30%

4 = 45%

5 = 60%

Now multiply the X chances per year by the appropriate multiplier. For example, your 2e10 shortstop will give up (190 * 10%) 19 base hits during the year. So your 2e10 will give up about 29 hits or errors if he plays a full season--better than your 1e40 SS (who would make 40 errors*). However, your SS-1 will start several more double plays. Also, since a hit and error can occur on the same play, the chance for a batter to reach base against your SS 2e10 is closer to 28 per season.

Since runners get held and infields sometimes play in, several more hits are actually given up by infielders. However, that affects every rating equally (except 5), so I don't bother figuring that in.

I am basing the X chances per year on 36 rolls per game by the offensive team. Obviously, this is just an estimate, and the number will vary depending on your team and league.

*Note SOM's e ratings are based on the number of errors committed if the fielder played every inning of every game. So, no calculation for that is necessary. Simply add the e rating to the chances for a hit calculation to get a number you can compare.