Found January 30, 2012 on Indians Baseball Insider:
For this entry in this "Explaing Stats" series, I will explain two important stats: OPS and OPS+. In most places only OPS is referenced and it is a useful tool for evaluation, but OPS+ is a way to improve on OPS and make it carry more meaning and make up for the problems that people find in OPS.OPS stands for on-base plus slugging. It is literally just the addition of the two stats on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Last year Jose Bautista led the league with an OPS of 1.056, while the highest Indian was Carlos Santana at .808 which was 57th in baseball. The average level is typically seen as .725 but it can vary based on position.If you remember the previous pieces I am sure you can quickly see one of the main flaws with OPS is that each part is not an equal share. The top slugging percentage last year was .608 and the top on-base percentage was .448. As a result, OPS in general favors power over the ability to get on base.A lot of Indians fans like Mark Trumb...
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