Colin Wyers looks at batting average and BP’s True Average to find the players with the emptiest batting averages. Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney at the top 2 and former Cubs Ryan Theriot and Aaron Miles are next. Jeff Baker is 7th and Marlon Byrd is 10th.
As Colin notes, you can be a good hitter and still make the list (Castro and Jose Reyes) so it doesn’t mean you’re a bad hitter. It’s just something we often talk about. So and do has an empty batting average, which means he hits a lot of singles and those don’t do as much damage as extra-base hits.
I looked at wOBA and batting average earlier this week.