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October 21, 2013

Fantasy Freestyle

Revisiting BABIP for Fantasy

by Mike Gianella


Every offseason, there is a hitter or two who is dubbed as a poor bet for next year because of an extremely high BABIP. While the warnings are usually valid, they are often vague and don’t give us enough information. Should we avoid a hitter entirely because of a high BABIP? Or are there circumstances where a strong BABIP hitter might be a decent investment the following season?

Table 1: Top 50 BABIPs 2008-2012

Player

Year

BABIP

Next Year

Diff

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