Baldelli's hit rate last week was 7% -- that is absurdly unlucky.
An average of 30% of batted balls find a hole. Overall on the season his hit rate is well under 30%.
The laws of "chance" alone should bring his numbers up toward respectable. He's not playing well by any measure. But he's not quite as bad as the BA shows.
Think of him as the anti-Cust.