Curtis Pride wrote:You can't look at BABIP on its own.
Some pitchers have consistently lower BABIPs than usual. Groundball pitchers like Wang, Lowe, Hudson, Carmona, will have lower BABIPs than standard pitchers.
It's better to look at Line Drive % along with BABIP as well. If a pitcher had a low LD% (meaning that batters couldn't get good contact) and a high BABIP, then it's a sign that it was a fluke and the pitcher should improve.
I think it's actually the opposite. Groundball pitchers tend to have higher BABIP, but those hits do less damage because most are singles.
I do agree with the other comments though.