Triplec223 wrote:Just for the record, Weeks holds the NCAA career batting average record. He hit .465 (254-for-546) in his college days at Southern U.
Then again, Khalil Greene is second on the NCAA single season list with a .470 average in his senior year.
But.....470 is higher than .465....
Actually, Greene hit .480 but I guess that's beside the point.
As for the note on BABIP, freeling_prideful is exactly right. Players like Matt Kemp, for example, who have a high LD% (25.9%) wind up with a higher BABIP (.383), but it is by no means solely luck. In fact, judging by the LD% + 12% rule, Kemp is almost right on the money.
Weeks' uppercut swing not only causes a lot of pop-ups, but when he gets the ball on the ground, the angle at which the bat hits it usually produces a weak grounder that infielders can easily get to, as opposed to someone who puts their full force of the swing and shoots a grounder between infielders. Incidentally, his GB% is at a career-high 50.1%. If he doesn't get some fundamental work done on his swing in the next two seasons, then I'd safely label him a bust. Until that happens, don't expect a major BA upswing anytime soon.