Ranking the Luckiest Players in Baseball

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Ranking the Luckiest Players in Baseball
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Baseball purists love the Triple Crown categories.

They don't like to get into the numbers behind the stats. They just like the meat and potatoes.

However, the new phenomenon is sabermetrics, which is specialized analysis through objective evidence.

One such category in that system is batting average on balls in play or BABIP. Throw out all strikeouts from this category. It's all about what a person's batting average is when they actually make contact with the ball.

Not only is that stat kept for hitters, it's also kept for pitchers in the same fashion.

However, that number doesn't always tell the story, as some batters tend to strike out more than others, while certain pitchers tend to get the punch out more than others.

Here's a look at the luckiest pitchers and hitters in baseball.


Note: Stats courtesy of FanGraphs.

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