Directional Outs Above Average
Outs Above Average
, the Statcast range-based metric of fielding skill, and splits
it into six different segments to express a fielder’s
The middle of the circle is the fielder’s starting point, and
the 360-degree range around them is broken up into six 60-degree
segments, where “in” is always “towards the plate.” The
direction a player must go to get to the ball’s projected
landing point from his starting spot dictates to which
directional slice his play will be credited (or debited).
(Due to rounding, a player’s full-season OAA may not align
perfectly with the total values of the six directional
1 fielding attempt per team game played.