drpiranha wrote:If you take the top 10 closers in baseball, do they get more saves at home or on the road.
The natural inclination is to assume at home, since most teams have better records at home.
However, if a game is tied after the 8th inning, it is impossible for the home team to get a save and if the road team wins, they will get a save opportunity every time they don't score more than 3 runs to take the lead.
If anyone has access to these stats it would be very helpful for those of us that may want to rotate quality closers.
I respectfully disagree with everything in this statement.
My natural inclination would be to think that in a vacuum, closers get more opportunities on the road. If you win in the 9th on the road, there's a save opp. If you win in the 9th at home, there is no save.
As for the second part, there are a few teams that win a lot of games every year and have are in the upper portion of the league in save opps, but teams don't need to battle for the league lead in wins to produce league-leading save opps. You can find more information on this in other threads in Baseball Leftovers.
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