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June 6, 2010

Fangraphs on Carlos Quentin

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 6, 2010 1:02 pm


It’s true that Quentin had a .221 BABIP in ‘09 and currently has a .199 BABIP in 2010, fourth-worst among qualified batters. But his career BABIP in the majors is .248, and his rest-of-season ZiPS projection has a .257 BABIP. The odds of Quentin continuing to post a sub-.200 BABIP are very slim, but there are several reasons why he gets fewer hits on balls put in play than most:

He hits few line drives …

He pops the ball up often …

He’s slow …


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