BABIP

AcronymDefinition
BABIPBatting Average on Balls in Play (baseball)
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If the BABIP starts to "normalize" toward .300 -- which ends up being about the league average every year -- Lester's win-loss record and ERA could take hits.
BABiP is the simplest of "new age" stats, but that doesn't make it any less important.
BABIP has grown in popularity due to its ability to diagnose anomalous individual seasons that a player may produce.
BABIP. It is an acronym; it stands for "Batting Average against on Balls Hit In Play." But people pronounce it BABIP--rhymes with crab dip.
"His .316 BABIP (batting average on balls in play) was the only reason he could keep his (batting average) over .250.
Others might find a link between a batting average on balls in play (BABIP) and fielding-independent hitting statistics (FIPS, usually BB, HR, and K).
His hit rate was particularly low at 5.7 per nine innings, and possibly the result of a significantly better than league average BAbip of .231.
Pena moves on to the National league for the first time in his career that has included stops in Texas, Oakland, Detroit, and Boston, as well as th Yankees farm system.0x20 In 2010, he had a challenging season batting .195/.325/.407 in 582 plate appearances.0x20 His batting average was smothered by some bad luck with a .222 BABip, far below the league normal rate of .300.
Here, we consider the BABIP (batting average on balls in play).
Stripping the pitcher's performance down into its component parts--strikeouts, walks, home runs, and hits--McCracken discovered that there was a high year-to-year correlation between a pitcher's strikeout rates (r = 0.792) and walk rates (r = 0.681), medium correlation for home-run rates (r = 0.505), and very low correlation (r = 0.153) in BABIP (batting average on balls in play).
Jeter's batting average when the ball is hit in play is under .300, his career BAbip is .355.
Home teams had a .301 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) during the period 1998-2008, and road teams had a .295 BABIP.