sigriffey wrote:Also, can you explain how I interpret these figures? I have a rough understanding of BABIP, but can you articulate it a bit more for me?
http://www.fangraphs.com/graphs.aspx?pl ... &type=full
BABIP = Batting average on balls in play. Don't pay attention to the graph too much but instead look at his BABIP over the course of his career. His BABIP this season was a career high, which is most likely why his batting average was a career high as well. Look for him most likely to fall back to his career norms next season in terms of BA... which won't be bad since he's around .300 anyway.