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March 10, 2014

Five to Watch

National League Pitchers With Elevated BABIPs

by Craig Goldstein


A lot of the time, batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is used as a shorthand for luck, and while that can be the case, it’s not necessarily the case. Today I’m going to look at the top five BABIP pitchers in the National League with a minimum of 150 innings pitched to see what, if anything, connects them, and if that means there is hidden value in these players.

Name

BABIP

K%

BB%

ERA

Edinson Volquez

.325

18.3%

9.9%

5.71

Edwin Jackson

.322

17.4%

7.6%

4.98

Lance Lynn

.314

23.1%

8.9%

3.97

Jeff Samardzija

.314

23.4%

8.5%

4.34

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