Many will be happy to know that I've declared this week a BABIP-free Skinny. Don't get me wrong, in the proper context, I think Batting Average on Balls in Play is a very useful stat. But I get the feeling that many in the viewing audience are suffering from BABIP fatigue. So we'll set it to the side this week and skin this Skinny cat without it.
Alright, let's cut this past week open and see what's inside:
| CORNER INFIELDERS
|Gathering wood –> Carlos Lee(notes): Not much has changed in Lee's batted ball profile from April to May. He's hitting line drives at the same rate and his GB/FB ratios are similar. The logical conclusion for his nine-game hitting streak is that he's just finding more holes this month. Said manager Brad Mills(notes), "For two weeks, he's been swinging the bat pretty good. He's starting to get some more consistency. This (past) series, he's started to use his hands more and has been feeling better." As the cleanup hitter for what has been a better-than-average|