Pretenders and Contenders (Pitchers and BABIP)

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It's been a while, but below is our current list of pretenders and contenders when it comes to pitchers and their BABIP. A quick scan of the pitchers that are getting the luckiest has some popular names like Cueto, Jackson and Gallardo. I believe in Gallardo, but I'm not sold on the other two, so you might want to try and sell high on those guys right now.

Scanning the unluckiest pitchers thus far I see Lester as a possible great pick up. His K/9 are off the charts, his BABIP is obviously too high, and his FIP is at 3.88 while his ERA is at 5+. With numbers like that, you have to think he is going to come back to the norm and reap big rewards.

Name Team K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 AVG WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP E-F  
 
Matt Garza Rays 7.78 3.43 2.27 1.14 .210 1.13 .242 76.6 % 3.55 4.26 -0.71
 
Scott Feldman Rangers 4.90 3.26 1.50 1.19 .233 1.22 .242 75.2 % 4.01 4.88 -0.87
 
Johnny Cueto Reds 6.45 2.43 2.65 0.85 .215 1.04 .243 84.1 % 2.43 3.84 -1.41
 
Brian Tallet Blue Jays 7.08 4.28 1.66 1.20 .218 1.26 .243 69.9 % 4.54 4.79 -0.25
 
Dan Haren Diamondbacks 8.79 1.16 7.55 1.06 .203 0.85 .246 86.4 % 2.33 3.11 -0.78
 
Jered Weaver Angels 7.49 2.38 3.15 0.83 .208 1.00 .246 84.8 % 2.26 3.48 -1.22
 
Yovani Gallardo Brewers 8.75 3.45 2.54 0.86 .199 1.08 .246 80.6 % 2.84 3.73 -0.89
 
Josh Outman Athletics 7.39 3.62 2.04 1.06 .215 1.17 .246 74.8 % 3.17 4.20 -1.03
 
John Maine Mets 6.13 4.96 1.24 1.02 .227 1.38 .250 70.0 % 4.52 4.98 -0.45
 
Edwin Jackson Tigers 6.70 2.05 3.26 0.54 .211 0.98 .251 74.7 % 2.16 3.09 -0.93
 
Name Team K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 AVG WHIP BABIP LOB% ERA FIP E-F  
 
Felix Hernandez Mariners 9.08 2.64 3.43 0.69 .258 1.28 .333 74.0 % 3.22 3.09 0.13
 
Gil Meche Royals 6.59 3.56 1.85 0.26 .277 1.48 .335 66.2 % 4.08 3.22 0.87
 
Javier Vazquez Braves 10.97 1.89 5.81 0.83 .243 1.11 .336 69.6 % 3.54 2.54 1.00
 
Aaron Harang Reds 7.63 2.00 3.82 1.29 .292 1.38 .340 75.6 % 4.11 4.03 0.08
 
Tim Lincecum Giants 10.82 2.85 3.80 0.34 .239 1.20 .344 73.3 % 2.96 2.23 0.73
 
Cliff Lee Indians 6.48 1.87 3.47 0.44 .291 1.37 .346 80.3 % 2.96 3.00 -0.04
 
Brad Penny Red Sox 5.85 2.85 2.05 1.20 .313 1.60 .346 62.2 % 5.85 4.60 1.25
 
Kevin Slowey Twins 6.32 1.11 5.67 1.49 .317 1.43 .350 79.8 % 4.21 4.35 -0.14
 
Jon Lester Red Sox 10.29 3.15 3.27 1.33 .274 1.41 .353 71.0 % 5.09 3.88 1.21
 
Manny Parra Brewers 7.86 5.43 1.45 1.29 .302 1.83 .357 62.9 % 6.86 5.08 1.78