Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ben Zobrist: Buy Low?

Ben Zobrist » Statistics » Batting | FanGraphs Baseball

Is there a more disappointing hitter in 2010 than Ben Zobrist? A middle infield eligible player whose 2009 slashstat line was 297/405/543 and its 2010 counterpart is 259/336/361 says there is not.

A quick look at his luck based components says buying low may not be wise unless it is at a substantial discount to his pre-season value.

A BABIP of .326 in 2010 matches his 2009 one. His LD% of 21.7% is close enough to 2009's 20%.

The biggest factor in favor is a 0% HR/FB rate, but playing against that is a decreased FB rate.

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