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BABIP, Anyone?

Time for another installment of everyone's favorite BABIP, Anyone? series.  Here we look at pitchers with abnormal batting averages on balls in play.  I've incorporated ISO into the chart as well.  ISO, or Isolated Power, is calculated as SLG-BA.  It is a measure of extra-base hits.  League average is right around .150 in both leagues.

The following players have BABIPs below .230; expect their WHIPs to get worse.  Floyd, Dempster, and Jackson appear to be sell-high candidates.

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Gavin Floyd 0.135 1.25 0.109 1.40 0.88
Cliff Lee 0.154 10.00 0.028 0.40 0.44
Ryan Dempster 0.160 1.44 0.063 2.37 0.95
Nelson Figueroa 0.162 2.80 0.115 3.60 0.80
Brandon Webb 0.177 2.75 0.069 1.86 0.79
Ben Sheets 0.183 6.00 0.073 0.96 0.64
Johnny Cueto 0.184 24.00 0.212 3.72 0.62
Shaun Marcum 0.192 4.00 0.173 2.61 0.87
Joe Saunders 0.195 2.00 0.098 2.15 0.89
Edwin Jackson 0.196 1.40 0.076 2.84 1.11
Micah Owings 0.208 3.80 0.159 2.29 0.86
Scott Baker 0.208 4.00 0.268 4.34 1.07
Randy Wolf 0.209 2.57 0.081 1.42 0.89
Cole Hamels 0.212 1.90 0.095 1.86 1.00
Scott Olsen 0.215 1.67 0.091 3.05 1.06
Johan Santana 0.217 7.00 0.186 3.25 0.87
Zack Greinke 0.219 1.80 0.096 0.75 0.92
Dan Haren 0.221 4.75 0.122 1.80 0.88
Daisuke Matsuzaka 0.221 1.65 0.162 3.14 1.22
Shawn Chacon 0.222 1.10 0.091 2.25 1.15
Justin Germano 0.224 1.20 0.055 1.35 1.00
Tim Redding 0.226 1.89 0.159 3.27 1.18

The following pitchers have BABIPs of .360 or higher, and should see their WHIPs go down as their luck evens out.  In the cases of Lincecum, McGowan, Hughes, and Duke, the hits dropping in have been singles (low ISOs).

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Andrew Miller 0.500 2.00 0.237 9.68 2.21
John Bale 0.453 2.67 0.129 7.63 1.83
Tim Lincecum 0.436 3.67 0.082 2.25 1.44
C.C. Sabathia 0.429 1.00 0.305 13.50 2.56
Dustin McGowan 0.426 2.29 0.094 3.71 1.65
Philip Hughes 0.417 1.00 0.086 8.82 2.14
Paul Maholm 0.396 2.60 0.156 5.28 1.76
Dustin Moseley 0.388 1.25 0.210 7.80 2.00
Jonathan Sanchez 0.378 3.50 0.117 6.00 1.47
A.J. Burnett 0.377 1.50 0.208 7.27 1.79
Roy Oswalt 0.375 4.00 0.248 6.65 1.70
Nate Robertson 0.373 3.20 0.217 7.02 1.56
Mark Buehrle 0.368 1.50 0.154 5.74 1.72
Carlos Villanueva 0.364 1.43 0.221 6.19 1.88
Zach Duke 0.361 1.75 0.076 2.89 1.61
Ubaldo Jimenez 0.360 1.00 0.111 4.60 1.98
Jesse Litsch 0.360 2.40 0.172 4.60 1.60


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