The race for the National League batting title between Justin Morneau and Ben Revere is too close to call.
— Ace of MLB Stats (@AceballStats) August 25, 2014
If that gap holds, it would be the narrowest margin in the NL since Albert Pujols (0.3587) beat Todd Helton (0.3585) for the batting crown in 2003.
According to the ZiPS projections for the rest of the season, Revere is expected to have 31 hits over the next 104 at bats (0.299 average), which would see him finish at 0.31119 for the year. Morneau is expected to go 27 for 91 (0.313) and finish slightly ahead of Revere at 0.31124.
If we use the Steamer projections for the rest of the season, then the race sees Morneau at 0.3098 and Revere 0.3093.
It’s going to be close.