The All-Star Break is here and it's time to celebrate by assembling a team of players from across the league who have disappointed us all. And by us all, I mean you, because I didn't draft any of these chumps (ed. I did draft Beckham. One time). We're looking for players who have the league's worst BABIP and no excuses for their sorry play. We're talking bad Batting Average of Balls In Play numbers, low Line Drive Percentages and ginormous Fly Ball Percentages. Tales of big slumps and even bigger slumpbusters. Close your eyes and swing baby, welcome to the Aaron Hill All Stars!
When we talk about unlucky BABIP numbers, we should only be talking about players who have truly been unlucky. Those who have made solid contact, posting good Line Drive Percentages, but get saddled with a bad Batting Average. There are plenty of players out there who have bad BABIP accompanied by a bad Line Drive Percentage and a sky high Fly Ball Percentage. The following list is comprised of the league's hitters who have experienced the worst luck in terms of BABIP and Batting Average. Players who have a good Line Drive Percentage, but a bad Batting Average of Balls In Play.
Jake Peavy is injured and his season is over (and if you believe everything you read, he will be part starting pitcher, part crime fighting robot next year). The White Sox will call up Dan Hudson from Charlotte for Sunday's tilt versus Kansas City and we need a rest-of-season forecast. Without forecasts we have chaos and I can't sit back and allow the world to go to shit with people making random, uneducated guesses. Oh the humanity. Let me bust out the magic 8 ball, tarot cards, crystal ball and get Miss Cleo on the line. It's forecast time!