I also noticed that, but defense at the minor league level is much worse, so I tend to not put too much weight on BABIPs there. However, it is certainly possible he is one of those exceptions and will always post worse than league average marks. We don’t have enough of a sample size though to really know for sure. He should come cheap enough next year to take the chance though.
Comment by Mike Podhorzer — September 12, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
Its also worth mentioning the Mets defense has been pretty well below average the last few years, and in Niese’s full Triple-A season I remember the Bison’s roster being historically atrocious….