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Old 08-22-2009, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by The Tom View Post
Because his BABIP (batting average on balls in play) would have to be nearly .500, which is not a sustainable pace. I suppose it's not impossible, as a previous poster has stated, but exactly ZERO players have accomplished that mark over the course of an entire season. Ted Williams' best ever was below .450, the league average is around .300 this season, and even when David Wright was leading the league in hitting earlier this season I believe he topped at around .436 (and that was just for a couple months). It's just not going to happen. Even if he was FAR above the league average, striking out 1 of 3 times at MLB level would drastically reduce his value.
The key word there was "mathematically."
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