Re: FENWAY FACTOR - The Great Distortion
posted at 8/2/2011 12:34 AM EDT
In Response to Re: FENWAY FACTOR - The Great Distortion
[QUOTE]FWIW (and whatever it means), other top teams have significant H/A batting splits. But it makes you wonder, how much of Boston's H/A splits are park related, and how much is normal H/A differences that a lot of teams have. Texas might have a greater H/A difference (look at R/G). And look at Boston's HR advantage on the road. Despite OPS and BA difference, Boston runs per game splits are closer (still over 5 per game on the road) than Texas and New York. Texas Home: 85 HR, .294 BA, .511 SLG, .858 OPS, 338 Runs (56 G, 6.0 R/G) Away: 45 HR, .258 BA, .385 SLG, .704 OPS, 210 Runs (53 G, 3.9 R/G) New York Home: 85 HR, .271 BA, .459 SLG, .811 OPS, 327 Runs (59 G, 5.5 R/G) Away: 54 HR, .253 BA, .429 SLG, .751 OPS, 233 Runs 47 G, 4.3) Boston Home: 59 HR, .308 BA, .492 SLG, .868 OPS (52 G, 309 R, 5.9 R/G) Away: 71 HR, .254 BA, .424 SLG, .758 OPS (54 G, 277 R, 5.1 R/G ) Detroit Home: 52 HR, .268 BA, .422 SLG, .754 OPS (55 G, 240 R, 4.3 R/G) Away: 53 HR, .264 BA, .406 SLG, .738 OPS (53 G, 244 R, 4.6 R/G) I put Detroit in to make a point. Even though there's little difference in production between H/A, Boston's road production still is better than the Tigers' home or away, so by comparision, yes, Boston's road team still is a juggernaut.
Posted by royf19
I was gonna post similar, Roy
. Note that Boston/NY/Texas venues enhance the hitter's stats
. If venue was irrelevant, hitters would have similar numbers in most very park. The idea that the league's best teams are the leagues' best teams due to the fact they are the top hitting teams is wrong.
The hitting would be compromised in pitcher's parks. The stats are heavily distorted by venue.