*walks plus hits per in*ning*

**What Is The Definition Of Walks Plus Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP)**

1. This is a pitching statistic in baseball that measures the total amount of **baserunners** a pitcher allows on-base per inning.

A pitcher’s WHIP statistic shows their tendency for allowing runners to reach base, therefore a pitcher strives for a lower WHIP statistic.

WHIP is determined by adding the amount of **walks** and hits a pitcher has allowed, and then dividing it by the number of innings pitched.

**Examples Of How Walks Plus Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP) Is Used In Commentary**

1. **Clayton Kershaw** has one of the lowest career WHIP in the history of Major League Baseball. As of July 2017, Kershaw’s WHIP stands at 0.9977, meaning he rarely allows a baserunner to reach base in an inning.

**Sports The Term Is Used**

1. **Baseball**

**Abbreviated As:**

1. WHIP