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This article is the main page for the category Player Ratings.
Player Ratings are a set of numerical values that indicate the player's proficiency in a number of categories. Most of those categories have two types of ratings: Current Ratings (which indicate the player's current proficiency) and Potential Ratings (which indicate the player's possible future proficiency).
Depending on the settings selected on the game options screen, the ratings may be based on any of a number of scales, including 1 to 5, 2 to 8, 1 to 10, 1 to 20, 20 to 80 (in increments of 5) or 1 to 100. In addition, the player's overall rating may also be displayed according to a star-based system.
Types of Player Ratings
Each player has a number of different types of baseball ratings, including:
Current and Potential Ratings
Many of OOTP's player ratings are split into two different numbers. Current Ratings describe the player's current proficiency at a certain skill. This is to be contrasted from Potential Ratings, which describe the player's possible future proficiency at that skill.
The key difference between Current and Potential Ratings is that Current Ratings are the basis for the player's statistical output. For example, a player with a high Current Rating for hitting home runs is likely to hit more home runs than a player with a lower Current Rating in that category. By contrast, a player with a higher Potential Rating for home runs will not necessarily hit more home runs than a player with a lower Potential Rating in that category. He may, however, turn out to be a better home run hitter later in his career.