I talk about Batting Average on Balls in Play all the time. It's not the panacea of batting by any means, but it can often help to get us a bit closer to the truth when it comes to discerning if a hitter has been producing a batting average that is in line with his performance, or if he's maybe been hitting in a bit of bad or good luck. Here are some names and numbers to keep a close eye on over the last two months of the season.
NOTE: The big league average is usually in the .290-.300 range. That does not mean all players should regress or improve to that range. Some players routinely put up numbers in the .270's while others are often in the .330's. Players basically set their own baseline with a rolling three-year average being a pretty effective baseline for each batter.
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