Batted Ball Event (BBE)

Definition

A Batted Ball Event represents any batted ball that produces a result. This includes outs, hits and errors. Any fair ball is a Batted Ball Event. So, too, are foul balls that result in an out or an error.

Batted Ball Events are a fundamental part of Statcast data. They are used as the denominator when determining batting metrics such as average Exit Velocity and average Launch Angle. All Batted Ball Events by a given hitter are used to determine these averages.

Example

Watch: Aaron Judge puts a ball in play, resulting in a Batted Ball Event and recorded Statcast data.

In A Call

"events," "balls in play"