June 11, 2010
8 years ago

Lucky and Unlucky Fantasy Pitchers

Originally Published on: CBS Sports

Al Melchior at CBS Sports created this viz for his avid fantasy baseball readers. He describes it like this: The visualization can help you to sort out which hurlers look poised for a fall, which are set to surge, and which have set a level where they are likely to stay for the season. That’s because BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play) measures the percentage of times a player puts the ball in play and gets a base hit. Pitchers with low BABIPs, high line drive percentages and low ERAs are getting lucky because batters are smoking the ball but right at fielders.