The emptiest batting averages

Colin Wyers looks at batting average and BP’s True Average to find the players with the emptiest batting averages. Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney at the top 2 and former Cubs Ryan Theriot and Aaron Miles are next. Jeff Baker is 7th and Marlon Byrd is 10th.

As Colin notes, you can be a good hitter and still make the list (Castro and Jose Reyes) so it doesn’t mean you’re a bad hitter. It’s just something we often talk about. So and do has an empty batting average, which means he hits a lot of singles and those don’t do as much damage as extra-base hits.

I looked at wOBA and batting average earlier this week.


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