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The Decade's Worst BABIPs

Q's BABIP (batting average on balls in play) in 2009 was one of the worst in the league last year.  What I didn't know was that he had one of the worst BABIPs of the decade.  Below I've listed the 10 worst BABIPs for batters with at least 350 PA from 2000 to 2009.  The names speak for themselves: some elicit laughter, some pity; surprise, not so much.  Given the sss (350+ PA) there is probably nothing to be learned here, except, hopefully, that Q is due for some better luck in 2010.  It is interesting to note that Q deviated the least from his career BABIP compared to the rest of the bums here (sorry General).

Oh, and an honorable mention to Paulie, who narrowly missed the list with his stunning 2003 campaign (0.229).

 

Player

BABIP

Year

Career BABIP

Percent Diff.

Mark McGwire

0.178

2001

0.260

-31.5

Richie Sexon

0.217

2007

0.296

-26.7

Corey Patterson

0.217

2008

0.297

-26.9

Einar Diaz

0.220

2002

0.273

-19.4

Henry Blanco

0.221

2004

0.258

-14.3

Jay Bruce

0.222

2009

0.262

-15.3

Ken Griffey Jr.

0.222

2009

0.292

-24.0

Carlos Quentin

0.223

2009

0.258

-13.6

Matt Lawton

0.226

2002

0.283

-20.1

Yadier Molina

0.227

2006

0.284

-20.1

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