Expected Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP)

Expected Fielding Independent Pitching or xFIP, like FIP, also measures what a player’s ERA should have looked like compared to what it actually is, but does so using the league average home run rate (10.6% HR/FB).

Although home runs are not as random as balls in play that involve defense, it has been discovered that a pitcher’s home run rate often varies from year to year. xFIP eliminates the variance.

Formula: (13*(.11*fly balls) + 3*(BB+HBP-IBB) – 2*K)/IP + constant (2011 constant is 3.12)

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