Originally Posted by Orenda
This is a bit off topic, but can defensive positioning be accounted for in BABIP? For example, assume a player's hit charts shows that a player is an extreme pull hitter and to account for that the defense shifts accordingly, wouldn't that possibly result in a lower BABIP that doesn't necessary reflect bad luck?
It certainly can cause a change in it. However I don't think we see the shift in the minor leagues much at all.