wiltx wrote:and what' the significance?
It help determine the lucky factor when a ball is hit
A BABIP higher than 300 means the guy is being a bit lucky and chances are his BA will regress. You need to look at BABIP career. A guy like Ichiro who plays small ball have a carreer BABIP higher than 325 ...
Right now a guy playing over his head like Ethier is having a 380. BABIP ansd can expect his BABIP to drop to his career BABIP average of around 310. SO his BA should drop
On the other hand an unluky hitter right now like Mark Texeira is having a 208. BABIP right now and it hurts his BA. You can expect BABIP to climp up to around 300 for Tex so his BA will climp up.
Carlos QUentin his having a poor 188 BABIP. YOu can assume that he is being unlucky
When BABIP is high you can expect it to negress and