There’s no denying that Cody Ransom is having a terrible start to the 2009 season. With A-Rod’s ramping up his rehab tomorrow, Ransom’s days on the Yanks are mostly numbered, but let’s take a quick look at how he’s doing. Ransom is 1 for 20 with 7 strike outs. So on balls hit in play, Ransom is just 1 for 13. That’s a BABIP of .077.
So while Ransom has been admittedly awful at the plate, he’s been rather unlucky too. If his BABIP were around .300 — generally the league average — he’d be hitting .200 on the season. While hardly stellar, that’s significantly better than .050. Hopefully, Ransom’s luck will turn around, and he can be even semi-useful until A-Rod returns. Six games in though, he’s been about as bad as Yankee fans feared, and those seven strike outs aren’t helping the cause.