Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Baseball
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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

One thing is for sure, the shift makes some players, like Ryan Howard, "unlucky."  Howard at .130  BABIP despite a 7.4 GB%.

NameTeamBABIPLD%Pull%Oppo%Hard%
Ryan HowardPhillies0.13037.0 %63.0 %14.8 %51.9 %
Brock HoltRed Sox0.27333.3 %41.7 %25.0 %29.2 %
Aaron HillBrewers0.20731.0 %44.8 %27.6 %13.8 %
Nick AhmedDiamondbacks0.25030.8 %53.9 %23.1 %38.5 %
Russell MartinBlue Jays0.20030.0 %30.0 %25.0 %40.0 %
Joey VottoReds0.25727.8 %47.2 %27.8 %41.7 %
Jordy MercerPirates0.27027.0 %30.8 %35.9 %23.1 %
Adeiny HechavarriaMarlins0.24026.9 %26.9 %42.3 %30.8 %
Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks0.22226.7 %43.3 %16.7 %36.7 %
Josh ReddickAthletics0.21925.7 %42.9 %28.6 %37.1 %
Justin TurnerDodgers0.28225.6 %28.2 %41.0 %28.2 %
Brian DozierTwins0.19425.0 %48.5 %18.2 %21.2 %
Matt CarpenterCardinals0.28124.2 %48.6 %14.3 %45.7 %
Lorenzo CainRoyals0.29624.1 %31.0 %41.4 %17.2 %
Lucas DudaMets0.27624.1 %51.7 %13.8 %34.5 %
Logan ForsytheRays0.25924.1 %27.6 %31.0 %41.4 %
Freddie FreemanBraves0.20824.0 %40.0 %36.0 %20.0 %
Alex RodriguezYankees0.10523.8 %23.8 %38.1 %23.8 %
J.J. HardyOrioles0.28623.3 %53.3 %16.7 %53.3 %
Prince FielderRangers0.20022.9 %31.4 %25.7 %25.7 %
Danny EspinosaNationals0.21722.7 %26.1 %30.4 %30.4 %
Matt DuffyGiants0.16722.7 %29.6 %36.4 %22.7 %
Mookie BettsRed Sox0.29422.2 %41.7 %25.0 %22.2 %
Yan GomesIndians0.26922.2 %40.7 %14.8 %22.2 %
Stephen PiscottyCardinals0.26522.2 %44.4 %16.7 %38.9 %
Juan UribeIndians0.21721.7 %52.2 %13.0 %30.4 %
Nori AokiMariners0.28621.4 %35.7 %21.4 %14.3 %
Jason HeywardCubs0.27321.2 %45.5 %21.2 %18.2 %
Matt KempPadres0.26521.1 %44.7 %26.3 %34.2 %
Jacoby EllsburyYankees0.26321.1 %29.0 %34.2 %21.1 %
Corey SeagerDodgers0.28620.9 %44.2 %30.2 %18.6 %
Jose AbreuWhite Sox0.25920.7 %51.7 %17.2 %34.5 %
Jorge SolerCubs0.22220.7 %41.4 %24.1 %24.1 %
Evan LongoriaRays0.28920.0 %47.5 %10.0 %30.0 %
Todd FrazierWhite Sox0.18220.0 %57.1 %14.3 %20.0 %

Stats via FanGraphs

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