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Karablog: Evaluating hitters with low batting averages

Contributions in other categories make Joey Gallo more valuable than several other hitters who are also struggling with their batting average. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Five hitters qualified for the batting title remain in the porous hitting club that could not be further away from a batting title. These are the players hitting on the wrong side of .200 for the season. While one might think no fantasy manager would want any part of these players, that is not always the case. In fact, the best way to raise a composite batting average for a fantasy team is often to invest in hitters that have to improve. A sub-.200 batting average for a proven veteran nearly always rises above that level.