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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 .260.  All else being equal, their WHIPs should rise.  Considering moving guys with K/BBs below 2.0 (with a few exceptions).

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Armando Galarraga 0.191 1.50 0.135 3.70 1.08
Gavin Floyd 0.207 1.61 0.164 3.10 1.07
Shaun Marcum 0.215 2.96 0.134 2.52 0.97
Ryan Dempster 0.221 1.83 0.109 2.90 1.13
Scott Olsen 0.223 1.21 0.170 3.44 1.25
Joe Saunders 0.237 1.86 0.110 2.63 1.09
Daisuke Matsuzaka 0.238 1.45 0.121 2.53 1.30
Cole Hamels 0.245 2.81 0.152 3.36 1.07
Scott Feldman 0.247 1.71 0.185 4.31 1.21
Jose Contreras 0.249 2.38 0.081 2.76 1.04
Dave Bush 0.251 1.67 0.249 5.85 1.33
Tim Redding 0.253 1.55 0.154 4.15 1.30
Todd Wellemeyer 0.254 2.48 0.136 2.93 1.13
Justin Duchscherer 0.255 2.71 0.073 2.32 1.01
Paul Byrd 0.256 3.25 0.199 4.46 1.19
Erik Bedard 0.256 1.86 0.157 4.26 1.30
Adam Wainwright 0.259 3.10 0.161 3.14 1.09

You have to hand it to Floyd, who owns a 20:1 K/BB over his last three starts.  He's making strides to back up his lucky start.

On the other hand, these pitchers should see their WHIPs decrease.  Their BABIPs are above .340.

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Bronson Arroyo 0.378 2.37 0.209 5.74 1.70
Andrew Miller 0.376 1.77 0.133 5.65 1.71
Ian Snell 0.374 1.56 0.139 5.65 1.80
Jarrod Washburn 0.351 2.25 0.205 6.56 1.58
Mike Pelfrey 0.351 1.07 0.131 4.65 1.71
Livan Hernandez 0.351 1.80 0.178 5.32 1.61
Barry Zito 0.349 0.88 0.165 5.83 1.87
C.C. Sabathia 0.349 2.93 0.162 4.81 1.43
Dustin McGowan 0.347 2.00 0.099 4.26 1.43
Ubaldo Jimenez 0.344 1.55 0.118 5.43 1.68
Kevin Millwood 0.343 2.22 0.131 4.65 1.57
Miguel Batista 0.342 0.91 0.170 6.06 1.91
Nick Blackburn 0.342 2.93 0.125 3.94 1.41
Andy Pettitte 0.341 2.89 0.147 4.99 1.46

Now might be the time to buy low on McGowan.


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