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Fantasy baseball: Reassessing 2019 BABIP stars

Should you expect Tim Anderson to continue to sport a high BABIP and be an impact fantasy asset next season? Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was the topic of a recent Twitter exchange about his high batting average, which many of us pegged as unsustainable months ago but, in a twist of fortune, has stayed up among the leaders. Anderson is hitting .327 over 399 PA, despite 10 walks and 83 strikeouts, and a .388 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is clearly playing a key role. The sixth full month of the MLB season awaits later this week, and still quite a few players boast ridiculous BABIP rates, including Anderson, but as we also like to point out, these things do not always even out or return to some semblance of normal over the course of a full season.

The speedy Anderson was a high-BABIP fellow to start with, but