Originally Posted by jojo
Given Trout's speed, I wouldn't discount that a BABIP of .380 might be something that he duplicates.
Fair point. He very well may have other seasons this high. Ichiro's done it three times. Yet Ichiro, who is probably the fastest player to 1B in our lifetimes, only has a .347 career BABIP. He's also only got a career .151 BA for balls hit on the infield (and it was .163, .184 and .207 in his best BABIP seasons). It's really balls hit to the OF which produce BABIP swings.
Overall, Trout is going to trend lower in BABIP. No one stays up around .381.