Originally Posted by Superdude
The midwest league hit groundballs to the 3B and SS 20% of the time and batted .096. Maybin hit 32% of his balls to the left side of the infield, and batted .237. Maybin is fast, but I can't imagine him continuing that as he moves up the ladder against better defenders.
He should be given some credit for his speed, but had his BABIP been league average on all those grounders to the left side, he would have hit .272 last year. "The Boss" rules.
That has always been my point. Lets just say Maybin "normalized" his BABIP to something like .370, which btw is not close to normal, his numbers would look dramatically different. It would have cost him 10 hits over the course of a season. Lets just say all 10 of those were singles, it would take his line of .304/.387/.457/.844 and turn it into .278/.364/.431/.795. I think Maybin is a very good prospect, dont get me wrong, but I think he gets overrated by quite a few people.