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Branyan has been somewhat lucky

Updated: June 2, 2009, 1:12 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

May is in the books, and as promised, it's time to take a look back at those batting average on balls in play (BABIP) numbers to unearth some hidden fantasy nuggets.

To refresh your memory, I maintained a month ago I'm no fan of casually accepting BABIP numbers as a whole. Different players produce different results; for instance, ground-ball pitchers will have radically different overall BABIPs than fly-ballers. As such, I think it's an important exercise to not only examine a player's ...

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