Originally Posted by REDREAD
Real world example.. 100 plate appearances (so BBs count.)
Jack Slugger would walk 13 times, bringing his "at bats" down to 87.
He's have 17 hits.
He'd have 39 total bases to maintain that slugging of .450
So he'd have 2.29 bases per hit
Factor in the walks.. he averages .56 bases every time he comes to the plate.
97 at bats left.
..to slug 450 he'd need 43.6 total bases
So he gets roughly 1.5 bases per hit
Factor in the walks.. he averages .466 bases every time he comes to the plate.
IMO, they are kind of close, since hits are more valuable than walks.. Maybe someone else can determine the exact math..
If you go back and read the last 3-4 pages the exact match has been done.