Earlier we focused on those MLB players with the worst luck to begin the season, looking at LD% and BABIP. Now we look at those around the Majors hitting lots of fly balls, and still owning a BABIP above .300. There have been just 27 players since 2010 that finished the season with a FB% greater than 43% and a BABIP over .300. 15 of those happened in 2010 and just Mike Trout last year.
Colby Rasmus tops this list again, but for the first time all season, Nelson Cruz does not appear! Cruz FB% has come down to 38% after being over 60% towards the end of April. He still has a .382 BABIP compared to his career .304 BABIP.
Only Starling Marte, Joc Pederson and Giancarlo Stanton have a higher HR/FB% than Bryce Harper, among qualified hitters. Marte has a 2.70 GB/FB ratio though. Pedro Alvarez, Avisail Garcia and Shin-Soo Choo are the only other players with a HR/FB% of 20% or better and a 2.00 GB/FB.
|Josh Donaldson||Blue Jays||41.90%||0.326||20.50%|
Stats via FanGraphs