Q: What the heck does OPS stand for, and how is it computed?
— Bob Perron, Jacksonville, Fla.
A: Bob, it’s not nearly as mysterious as it sounds. OPS simply stands for on-base percentage plus slugging percentage. Combining those two key offensive stats provides a convenient method for judging a player’s offensive value. It’s not the be-all and end-all — no single stat is — but it’s a valuable way to measure production.
— Charlie Miller, Editorial Director
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