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Interesting LD/BABIP article at Fangraphs

Link here.

I'm not really sure if this qualifies as Earth-shattering or anything, but I thought it was a fun read. Brian Cartwright brings up a few interesting points, which I think most people know intuitively but might forget sometimes; line drives are a scoring decision and scoring decisions are subjective, and batted ball profiles differ greatly from player to player, which means it's better to look at a player's historical BABIP profile in concert with LD% and park factors than the standard LD%+.12 figure to determine the role of  chance in under/over-performance. I'm interested to see what conclusions he comes to going forward.

You know, if we had hit/FX we could stop talking about these sorts of things.

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