In MLB baseball stats, fielding percentage or fielding average measures the percentage of times a defensive player properly handles a batted or thrown ball. It is calculated by the sum of putouts and assists divided by the number of total chances (putouts + assists + errors.)
It’s broken. Example A: Pirates Catcher Ryan Doumit has a .993 fielding percentage (FPCT.) Hilarious.
Remember the 1B experiment? FPCT doesn’t.
How much does he benefit from catching a large number of strikeouts from the Pirates relief corps? Well throwing to first base after he drops the ball is a better description as is evident in the 40 assists. Ryan Doumit is struggling. Awful last night again. But one would never know from looking at fielding percentage.