That's The Way Baseball Go

The following is a list of players in the MLB who are hitting line drives in more than 20% of their ABs, but have a BABIP below league average. These are players that you might want to consider holding onto if you own them, or trying to acquire on the cheap as their luck could change, soon....hopefully!

Baseball's Luckiest Hitters

We have not updated this list since the end of June, when Curtis Granderson and Martin Prado sat at the top with Howard.  Granderson has hit .329 since the All-Star break with 6 doubles and 4 home runs.  During that time he has scored 16 runs, driving in 12, helping lead the New York Mets to first place in the National League East.  His BABIP has climbed to .313 and he still owns a 28% LD. 

Prado's BABIP is up to .302, just above average, with a 24% LD.  He finds himself struggling again, hitting .208 over the last seven days. 


NameTeamBABIPLD%
Ryan HowardPhillies0.28626.60%
Chris DavisOrioles0.29925.90%
Brian DozierTwins0.27224.80%
Kolten WongCardinals0.29624.50%
Robinson CanoMariners0.29724.40%
Kyle SeagerMariners0.27824.20%
Elvis AndrusRangers0.29023.80%
Lucas DudaMets0.29823.70%
Daniel MurphyMets0.28123.60%
Johnny GiavotellaAngels0.29223.20%
Wilmer FloresMets0.26322.90%
Andrelton SimmonsBraves0.26922.60%
David OrtizRed Sox0.23722.40%
Josh ReddickAthletics0.28522.40%
Adrian BeltreRangers0.27322.20%
Brad MillerMariners0.28622.10%
Kevin KiermaierRays0.29622.10%
Omar InfanteRoyals0.27022.00%
Didi GregoriusYankees0.29022.00%
Alexei RamirezWhite Sox0.24921.50%
Billy HamiltonReds0.26021.30%
Wilson RamosNationals0.27221.20%
Stephen VogtAthletics0.28321.20%
Dexter FowlerCubs0.28721.10%
Salvador PerezRoyals0.25221.00%
Pablo SandovalRed Sox0.28420.50%
Yangervis SolartePadres0.28720.50%
Pedro AlvarezPirates0.27020.40%
Mike MoustakasRoyals0.29320.40%
Hanley RamirezRed Sox0.26420.20%
Chris CoghlanCubs0.27220.20%
Kevin PillarBlue Jays0.29520.10%
Aramis RamirezBrewers/Pirates0.24220.00%
Brandon MossIndians/Cardinals0.26020.00%


Polanco, Castellanos, Bruce, Choo, Frazier, Teixeira and Rollins are no longer hitting 20% LD.

Kinsler, Posey, Eaton, Cabrera and Mauer have a .300+ BABIP.

Gomez got his BABIP over .300 and is hitting LD at less than 20%.