jake_twothousandfive wrote:Both hitting about 30 points below their career averages.
Pujols: .299 (.331 career AVG)
Hanley: .282 (.312 career AVG)
Yes, they're still two of the best fantasy players out there with these averages. But it's a little surprising to see considering what we're accustomed to getting from them. Is there anything apart from the obvious (BABIP) that might be causing this?
Hanley's BA looks like it runs in cycles.
Next year I guess he'll be back up to .330 again.
I really hate the idea that players' BA can be cyclical from year to year (i.e. they have good odd years and bad even years). If he's up to .330 next season, it'll be because he fixes some problems in his swing that have caused him to hit the fewest line drives and the most grounders of his career (GB rate in 2010 is 10% higher than his career rate).