Baseball players look less lucky and more skilled than ever.
A look at several players who might be well equipped to sustain lofty batting averages on balls in play.
Wilson examines a few worm-burners who benefit from the glovemen behind them and a few flyball hurlers whose outfielders cramp their style.
How Statcast exit velocity impacts the future of fantasy baseball analysis.
A look at how pitch distance from the center of the strike zone affects BABIP and power.
These junior-circuit hurlers had elevated BABIPs last year, but was it all because of bad luck?
These five starters saw a lot of the balls hit against them land for hits, but was it bad luck or a sign of things to come?
Mike reexamines how much you should factor in a player’s BABIP this year when forecasting his performance for next year.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about young pitchers, prospects switching positions, Jose Iglesias’ high BABIP, and base coaches.
Can you tell Jose Iglesias’ hits from his outs?
Ben and Sam discuss whether a pitcher’s body language can cost him strikes, whether it’s worth trading for relievers early in the season, a study about perceptions of steroid use, and whether a low BABIP is always unlucky.
A Scutaro hot streak and slump explain why the “good luck” and “bad luck” narratives don’t always make sense.
What can we learn about hitting from a pitcher with five career hits?
Are we still too accepting of the idea that pitchers have little to no control over balls in play?
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about pitcher injuries and pitching prospects, hitter BABIPs (specifically Mike Trout’s), and whether they boo baseball players.