Re: A Positive View from a Recently Turned Pessimist
posted at 12/22/2012 11:15 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Nice, now if Napoli only spent most of his career in Petco, and AGon spent most of his career in Anaheim and Arlington.
Don't let facts get in the way of your preconceiced notions.
Park rankings: below 100 is a pitcher's park/above 100 is a hitter's park.
975 PAs Angel stadium is considered a pitcher's park. (park rank: 92/91)
527 PAs Ranger's Ballpark (hitter's park). (112/111)
Nap's 3rd and 4th most visited parks:
170 PAs Oakland Col (97/97)
147 PAs Safeco(90/91)
1664 PetCo (pitcher's park)
636 Fenway (Hitter's heaven)
273 Dodger Stad. (pitcher's park)
228 Coors Field (Hitter's heaven)
218 AT&T (pitcher's park)
201 Chase Field (AZ)
168 Rangers BPK
They also have a stat that adjust a player's OPS for the parks they play in game by game. It is called OPS+.
Naps: 126 (Last 2 years: 110, 173)
AGon: 136 (Last 2 years: 116, 155)
I'd much rather have AGon than Naps for many many reasons, but as far as the OPS comparison goes, they are pretty close regardless of what parks they mostly played in.
Which is why we shouldnt let Naps walk if something might go wrong with his hip. If something is already wrong with his hip, I'll understand. However, considering the Sox havent walked away, Im hopeful that they see a lot of wear and tear and not an existing tear.