Originally Posted by TRF
The year before he had an .821 OPS, playing all over the field and hit .273.
I can see him doing that with a normal .300 BABIP.
I don't know how Frazier gets to a .300 BABIP if he continues to hit as in 2013.
His ground ball rate spiked. Went from 33% to 42%. Huge increase in grounders.
The increased grounders replaced line drives (rate down to 18.1% one of the lowest on the club) and his fly ball rate declined by five percentage points.
A power hitter without top speed does himself no good constantly beating the ball into the ground. He also hurts his BABIP with a low line drive rate. He hurts his homers by a lower fly ball rate.
These problems require work and change to rectify IMO. Not saying it can't be done, but it's not just random luck.