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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 starters have BABIPs below .240.  All else being equal, their WHIPs should rise. Consider moving those with K/BBs below 2.0.

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Gavin Floyd 0.169 1.00 0.167 3.16 1.09
Ben Sheets 0.176 2.36 0.089 1.64 0.85
Shaun Marcum 0.187 2.17 0.189 3.24 1.02
Ryan Dempster 0.194 1.16 0.071 3.16 1.11
Cliff Lee 0.194 16.00 0.048 0.96 0.56
Daisuke Matsuzaka 0.195 1.68 0.139 2.52 1.09
Scott Olsen 0.208 1.00 0.104 2.70 1.13
Tim Redding 0.216 1.57 0.154 3.55 1.18
Johan Santana 0.216 4.88 0.176 3.12 0.92
Joe Saunders 0.217 2.00 0.086 2.08 0.95
Micah Owings 0.222 3.11 0.168 3.48 1.00
Daniel Cabrera 0.223 1.00 0.165 4.14 1.41
Greg Smith 0.231 1.91 0.104 2.73 1.06
John Danks 0.233 2.86 0.037 2.70 0.93
Jair Jurrjens 0.234 2.15 0.093 3.05 1.04
Cole Hamels 0.235 2.57 0.138 2.70 1.06
Jake Peavy 0.236 2.71 0.135 2.09 1.00
Brian Bannister 0.239 2.63 0.119 4.04 1.07

And here's the flip side, your possible buy low opportunities with BABIPs over .350.  I like Billingsley, Burnett, Buehrle,  Listch, and maybe Blackburn as buys.  I'm kind of hesitant to recommend Blackburn, but you can't deny that he's been hurt by giving up a disproportionate number of singles.

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Andrew Miller 0.479 1.38 0.191 9.12 2.38
Chad Billingsley 0.391 2.35 0.123 5.20 1.59
Bronson Arroyo 0.383 2.42 0.246 6.97 1.77
Tim Lincecum 0.374 2.67 0.083 1.73 1.38
C.C. Sabathia 0.370 1.94 0.221 7.88 1.78
Dustin Moseley 0.368 1.58 0.191 6.75 1.80
Mark Buehrle 0.368 2.00 0.149 5.65 1.60
Jesse Litsch 0.366 2.86 0.162 4.85 1.54
Zach Duke 0.365 1.13 0.128 5.34 1.78
Miguel Batista 0.360 1.20 0.086 5.26 1.83
Matt Chico 0.360 1.83 0.219 6.68 1.67
Jason Marquis 0.359 1.70 0.179 4.45 1.62
Nick Blackburn 0.357 3.17 0.101 3.52 1.38
Brett Tomko 0.354 1.56 0.130 6.26 1.68
A.J. Burnett 0.354 1.27 0.150 6.07 1.75


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