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Site Features: Added BABIP to Pitching Season Finder as Additional Criteria

Posted by Neil Paine on December 27, 2010

Last week, Adam from Lonestarball.com pointed out that while we offered Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP) as a sorting option in the Pitching Season Finder, we didn't include it as an option under "Additional Criteria". We're happy to say now that Sean has fixed this, and BABIP is currently available to use in the criteria drop-downs as well as the "sort by" option, giving you potential queries like this:

For single seasons, For 2010, (requiring batting_avg_bip>=.320 and At least 100 Innings Pitched), sorted by smallest Earned Run Average

Rk Player ERA BAbip IP Year Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO GF W L SV H R ER BB SO ERA+ HR BF BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Francisco Liriano 3.62 .335 191.2 2010 26 MIN AL 31 31 0 0 0 14 10 0 184 77 77 58 201 115 9 806 .252 .315 .355 .670
2 Yovani Gallardo 3.84 .331 185.0 2010 24 MIL NL 31 31 2 2 0 14 7 0 178 89 79 75 200 103 12 803 .251 .324 .370 .693
3 Gavin Floyd 4.08 .327 187.1 2010 27 CHW AL 31 31 1 0 0 10 13 0 199 92 85 58 151 107 14 798 .274 .331 .388 .719
4 Jonathon Niese 4.20 .330 173.2 2010 23 NYM NL 30 30 2 1 0 9 10 0 192 97 81 62 148 93 20 770 .280 .346 .437 .783
5 Mike Leake 4.23 .320 138.1 2010 22 CIN NL 24 22 0 0 0 8 4 0 158 77 65 49 91 94 19 604 .292 .352 .452 .804
6 John Lackey 4.40 .320 215.0 2010 31 BOS AL 33 33 0 0 0 14 11 0 233 114 105 72 156 99 18 930 .277 .339 .426 .765
7 Scott Baker 4.49 .323 170.1 2010 28 MIN AL 29 29 0 0 0 12 9 0 186 87 85 43 148 92 23 725 .277 .325 .468 .793
8 Brandon Morrow 4.49 .344 146.1 2010 25 TOR AL 26 26 1 1 0 10 7 0 136 76 73 66 178 92 11 629 .248 .337 .389 .725
9 John Lannan 4.65 .322 143.1 2010 25 WSN NL 25 25 0 0 0 8 8 0 175 82 74 49 71 87 14 643 .302 .357 .441 .799
10 Justin Masterson 4.70 .327 180.0 2010 25 CLE AL 34 29 1 1 0 6 13 0 197 107 94 73 140 82 14 802 .278 .353 .385 .738
11 Jason Hammel 4.81 .335 177.2 2010 27 COL NL 30 30 0 0 0 10 9 0 201 97 95 47 141 96 18 770 .287 .335 .420 .755
12 Joe Blanton 4.82 .324 175.2 2010 29 PHI NL 29 28 0 0 0 9 6 0 206 104 94 43 134 84 27 765 .291 .332 .464 .796
13 Jeff Francis 5.00 .325 104.1 2010 29 COL NL 20 19 0 0 0 4 6 0 119 61 58 23 67 93 11 441 .293 .331 .446 .777
14 Manny Parra 5.02 .343 122.0 2010 27 MIL NL 42 16 0 0 9 3 10 0 135 76 68 63 129 79 18 560 .281 .363 .453 .816
15 Jeff Suppan 5.06 .344 101.1 2010 35 TOT NL 30 15 0 0 10 3 8 0 130 61 57 37 51 78 13 452 .324 .381 .496 .878
16 Paul Maholm 5.10 .332 185.1 2010 28 PIT NL 32 32 1 1 0 9 15 0 228 119 105 62 102 80 15 840 .303 .360 .452 .812
17 Kevin Millwood 5.10 .320 190.2 2010 35 BAL AL 31 31 1 0 0 4 16 0 223 116 108 65 132 83 30 842 .292 .352 .461 .813
18 Craig Stammen 5.13 .331 128.0 2010 26 WSN NL 35 19 0 0 3 4 4 0 151 78 73 41 85 79 13 562 .297 .346 .468 .814
19 James Shields 5.18 .344 203.1 2010 28 TBR AL 34 33 0 0 0 13 15 0 246 128 117 51 187 76 34 899 .294 .338 .490 .828
20 A.J. Burnett 5.26 .323 186.2 2010 33 NYY AL 33 33 1 0 0 10 15 0 204 118 109 78 145 81 25 829 .285 .366 .457 .824
21 Aaron Harang 5.32 .342 111.2 2010 32 CIN NL 22 20 0 0 1 6 7 0 139 71 66 38 82 75 16 504 .305 .362 .479 .841
22 Scott Feldman 5.48 .331 141.1 2010 27 TEX AL 29 22 0 0 2 7 11 0 181 98 86 45 75 79 18 641 .313 .363 .486 .849
23 Zach Duke 5.72 .343 159.0 2010 27 PIT NL 29 29 0 0 0 8 15 0 212 115 101 51 96 71 25 730 .321 .370 .511 .881
24 Josh Beckett 5.78 .341 127.2 2010 30 BOS AL 21 21 0 0 0 6 6 0 151 89 82 45 116 75 20 577 .292 .356 .492 .848
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Generated 12/27/2010.

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5 Responses to “Site Features: Added BABIP to Pitching Season Finder as Additional Criteria”

  1. Maybe Liriano didn't quite recapture his rookie glory after all, eh?

  2. Actually, I think it's rather remarkable he had 3.62 ERA despite the unlucky .335 BABIP (using FIP, he deserved something like a 2.70 ERA last year). Assuming his BABIP regresses toward .300 next season, he could be in for a strong 2011.

  3. Does BABIP include home runs? Or is a HR 'out of play'?

  4. Johnny Twisto Says:

    No HR.

    (Hits minus HR) divided by (AB plus SF minus HR minus K).

    You could also include SH in the denominator, I suppose, depending on what you are trying to measure, but the formula above is apparently the one B-R uses.

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