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Examining Extremes in Mariners Prospects

Pimentel among M's prospects with BABIP extremes

With the minor league season more than a month old, SeattleClubhouse looks at Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP) stats to see which hitting prospects are set for a significant rebound or falloff as the year progresses.

Batting Average on Balls in Play, or "BABIP" as it is known, has shown to be a pretty remarkably reliable statistic in major league baseball. It is a statistic that divides all batted balls landing in the field of play (i.e., hits minus home runs) and divides it by the number of at bats that did not end in either home runs, strikeouts or a sacrifice fly. History shows us that the MLB average stays...

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