This statistic is very popular in measuring the offensive worth of a player since it:

- Is relatively easy to calculate
- Has a very strong positive correlation -- at the team level -- with runs per game.

However, the math involved in calculating OPS is inexecutable. In order to add fractions algebraically, the denominator of each fraction involved must be common. The denominators for OBP and SLG are different:

*See also*: Baseball statistics