|#||Name||Team||ESPN||Y!||AB||BABIP||BABIP (Proj)||BABIP (Diff)||AVG||AVG (Expected)||AVG (Diff)|
BABIP: Stands for Batting Average on Baseballs In Play. BABIP = (H-HR)/(AB-HR-K+SF). BABIP does vary per hitter based on various factors (line drive rate, their speed, GB to FB ratio, etc.) but a hitter’s BABIP tends to be steady in the long run. Large increases/decreases in BABIP vs. a player’s historical BABIP are often just good/bad luck.
BABIP (2009-2011): Based on 100 AB minimum. Players with < 100 ABs were given the league BABIP average of .300.
Expected AVG: This represents a players’ AVG for the current year if their BABIP matched their 3-year average.
All / Pos: ‘All’ includes every position the player is eligible (20 games started). ‘Pos’ is the position that was used for their Point Share rankings and is the position where the player is judged most valuable. The order of most valuable to least valuable for positions is: C, SS, 2B, 3B, OF, 1B, DH.
Games Through: The date of the last game which is included in the Player Rater calculations.