Once again please, only in English this time.
All me know is Verlander throw good!
BABIP = batting average on balls in play
BABIP usually hovers around .300 for ALL pitchers, having a year or two away from this is often regarded as being fortunate, even very lucky - i.e. hitters were hitting his ball into play, but still not scoring (on the bases or getting any RBIs)
Hence why Verlander was discussed so much in Sabermetric circles - I daresay those articles describe the conundrum much more eloquently than I can.
Was Verlander just plain lucky, or was his pitching style (especially given how he increases velocity later throughout the game) some how influencing his BABIP to a degree?
I think he was both a bit fortunate, but his pitching played a part as well... but that's my own natural bias as being somewhat impartial to a pitcher who can hit triple digits in the 6/7th innings.
edit... My definition of BABIP is perhaps a bit misleading - the hitters were hitting his pitches, but still weren't getting hits (i.e. were not getting on base or scoring runs)
Edited by niharjhatn, 05 April 2012 - 06:57 AM.