Re: Baseball Prospectus: Reds Top 10 prospects
BABIP is usually .280-.310. In the minor leagues, it tends to be a little higher for certain guys, becuase well, they are just better hitters. You hit more line drives facing lesser competition, more line drives usually means more hits.
If you want to break down Votto a little further lets take a peak.
He had 398 batted balls on the season.
160 went for hits, while 238 were not hits.
of his 159 ground balls, just 30 went for hits. That is just 19%.
He had 71 line drives, 55 of which went for hits. That is 77%.
He also had 156 fly balls, 66 of which went for hits. That is 42%.
His line drives and fly balls went for hits a lot of the time. I think its more of a he hit the ball real hard, an awful lot than he was real lucky. He had 70 extra base hits on the season....