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BABIP, Anyone?

Time for another installment.  The lowest BABIPs, minimum 10 innings pitched:

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Andrew Bailey 0.053 6.50 0.091 0.87 0.39
Anthony Reyes 0.118 0.50 0.366 5.73 1.27
John Danks 0.148 1.86 0.073 0.75 1.00
Jonathan Sanchez 0.154 1.22 0.231 3.97 1.32
Edwin Jackson 0.158 2.60 0.178 2.14 0.81
Chris Carpenter 0.179 4.50 0.027 0.00 0.70
Ted Lilly 0.179 5.50 0.326 3.86 0.94
Joe Saunders 0.180 1.17 0.114 2.18 0.92
Brian Tallet 0.182 2.00 0.244 4.26 1.03
Jeff Karstens 0.194 0.57 0.167 3.60 1.40
Kyle Lohse 0.197 4.00 0.108 2.57 0.76
Kevin Millwood 0.203 3.50 0.051 1.17 0.78
A.J. Burnett 0.213 1.89 0.149 3.20 1.12
Tim Wakefield 0.213 1.14 0.036 3.00 1.13
Paul Maholm 0.215 1.00 0.042 0.87 0.97
Brett Myers 0.216 3.00 0.355 5.03 1.22
Bartolo Colon 0.216 2.00 0.136 3.86 1.03
Glen Perkins 0.219 3.00 0.035 1.50 0.83
Brandon McCarthy 0.222 1.56 0.297 4.76 1.41
Trevor Cahill 0.222 0.38 0.102 2.60 1.44
Jarrod Washburn 0.224 4.25 0.105 1.71 0.86
Dan Haren 0.229 5.67 0.076 1.89 0.79

I typically red-flag anyone with a low BABIP, nice ERA, and a K/BB under 2.0.  So Danks, Sanchez, Saunders, Karstens, Burnett, Wakefield, Maholm, McCarthy, and Cahill fit this description so far.  We're talking about two starts in some cases though so there's really not enough to draw conclusions. 

Those experiencing bad luck so far:

NAME BABIP K/BB ISO ERA WHIP
Joe Blanton 0.455 3.67 0.217 9.00 2.00
Todd Wellemeyer 0.453 2.00 0.111 5.29 1.94
Dana Eveland 0.439 1.00 0.061 7.36 2.32
Tim Lincecum 0.439 3.83 0.138 3.86 1.53
Cliff Lee 0.400 1.75 0.169 6.75 2.00
Vicente Padilla 0.400 2.20 0.203 9.64 2.00
Ricky Nolasco 0.396 4.00 0.210 6.60 1.60
Carl Pavano 0.395 3.25 0.296 9.69 1.69
Matt Harrison 0.395 0.56 0.200 8.44 2.44
Aaron Cook 0.395 1.50 0.333 10.22 2.11
Jon Lester 0.388 4.75 0.169 5.50 1.44
Zach Miner 0.382 1.20 0.302 8.10 2.10
Joel Pineiro 0.381 1.25 0.229 5.40 1.80
Ubaldo Jimenez 0.375 1.23 0.107 6.00 1.87
Kevin Slowey 0.371 6.00 0.253 5.89 1.64
Sidney Ponson 0.365 1.00 0.111 7.04 1.96
Justin Verlander 0.364 2.86 0.227 7.88 1.56
Carlos Zambrano 0.354 2.22 0.208 5.21 1.58
Brian Bass 0.353 2.00 0.468 10.45 2.03
Felix Hernandez 0.353 3.33 0.083 4.26 1.32

I'm not worried about Lincecum, Nolasco, Lester, Verlander, or Felix.  I doubt their owners are looking to sell at this point anyway.  How to use the ISO against stat: if it's around .150 or less, it means the guy is not giving up an abnormal amount of extra base hits.  So looking at Felix, those extra hits dropping in are singles.


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