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A primer on BABIP

How to use this effective but misunderstood stat to analyze player performance

Updated: February 15, 2012, 2:31 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This story was originally published in the 2010 ESPN Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit. It is being republished unaltered here for your convenience.

Though it has been 11 years since Voros McCracken first introduced it to the sabermetric community, BABIP is a concept that, apparently, even the most experienced baseball minds might not fully grasp.

If that's a term that's either completely foreign or somewhat new to you -- or even if you're familiar but not quite certain ...

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