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BABIP, Anyone?

Time to take a look at the best and worst pitchers in regards to BABIP, which stands for Batting Average on Balls In Play. We've also got ISO against in there; league average is around .150.

Here are the low BABIP guys to worry about:

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Justin Duchscherer 0.213 2.80 0.099 1.87 0.88
Gavin Floyd 0.219 1.62 0.188 3.52 1.20
Shaun Marcum 0.228 3.19 0.140 2.65 1.00
Tim Wakefield 0.230 1.81 0.154 3.69 1.16
Armando Galarraga 0.234 1.84 0.166 3.41 1.20
Cole Hamels 0.241 3.69 0.169 3.11 1.01
Joe Saunders 0.248 1.88 0.137 3.05 1.14
Scott Olsen 0.249 1.42 0.186 3.84 1.29
Daisuke Matsuzaka 0.251 1.35 0.109 2.65 1.38
Dave Bush 0.252 2.54 0.194 4.39 1.15
Ryan Dempster 0.252 2.18 0.111 3.05 1.16
Dan Haren 0.256 4.96 0.115 2.58 0.95
Justin Verlander 0.259 1.83 0.114 3.95 1.24
Adam Wainwright 0.259 3.10 0.161 3.14 1.09
Scott Feldman 0.263 1.08 0.190 4.80 1.37
Jorge Campillo 0.263 3.25 0.134 2.83 1.05
Zach Miner 0.264 0.86 0.092 3.91 1.42
Oliver Perez 0.264 1.51 0.153 4.36 1.43
Greg Smith 0.266 1.44 0.130 3.79 1.32
Matt Garza 0.267 2.27 0.120 3.68 1.20

On the other hand here are the high BABIP guys:

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Jorge De La Rosa 0.376 2.58 0.197 6.71 1.62
Kevin Millwood 0.376 2.11 0.136 5.23 1.72
Shawn Hill 0.374 1.70 0.165 5.83 1.75
Clay Buchholz 0.372 1.89 0.123 5.88 1.71
Ian Snell 0.370 1.31 0.173 5.83 1.88
Andrew Miller 0.359 1.60 0.132 5.63 1.66
Bronson Arroyo 0.350 2.31 0.213 5.71 1.59
Jeremy Sowers 0.345 1.32 0.234 7.33 1.85
Livan Hernandez 0.345 1.96 0.162 5.29 1.58
Darrell Rasner 0.344 2.56 0.172 4.97 1.51
Nate Robertson 0.344 2.34 0.176 5.69 1.54
Barry Zito 0.339 1.03 0.148 5.62 1.79
Brett Tomko 0.338 3.08 0.216 6.97 1.53
Miguel Batista 0.336 0.95 0.207 6.89 1.96
Zach Duke 0.335 1.44 0.167 4.92 1.60
Jo-Jo Reyes 0.335 1.76 0.166 4.95 1.53
Sidney Ponson 0.335 1.56 0.121 3.88 1.56
Carlos Silva 0.334 2.65 0.173 5.62 1.46
Brad Penny 0.333 1.31 0.139 5.88 1.60
Aaron Harang 0.332 3.18 0.211 4.76 1.40

Not gonna lie - there's a lot of crap in there.  Keep an eye on Buchholz though.


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