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Postby grammysboy » Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:21 pm

I did a lot of "churning" pitchers this season, usually looking for pitchers with two starts in our counting period. I need to refine my method a little and take more things into consideration. I'm trying to find a resource that outlines which ball parks are "hitters" parks and which are "pitchers" parks. If anyone has a list or knows of a source for the info, please let me know.
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Postby Oat Soda » Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:34 am

The Sporting News. They have some sort of formula that is published in their preseason fantasy rag each year (I don't know if it's online) along with a chart showing hitters' averages the last two or three seasons. I've never used it so I can't say if it's helpful or not.
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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:05 am

grammysboy wrote:I did a lot of "churning" pitchers this season, usually looking for pitchers with two starts in our counting period. I need to refine my method a little and take more things into consideration. I'm trying to find a resource that outlines which ball parks are "hitters" parks and which are "pitchers" parks. If anyone has a list or knows of a source for the info, please let me know.



The Scouting Notebook has park indexes. Most parks are considered neutral. I will list the extreme ones. 100 is neutral. 95-105 indexes are considered neutral. About 60% fall into that area. Over 100 induces hitting, under 100 pitching. While their are many catergories rated, the 3 big ones are average, hrs, runs indexes.

Hitting parks

Coors
Minute Maid everyone knew those 2
TBIA Texas
Kauffman KC
Comiskey Chicago
BOB Az
GAB Cinn

Pitching parks

LA
PacBell SF
Safeco Sea
Comerica Det
Qualcomm SD was Petco new park
Shea NY

Notice most the pitchers parks were in nl? Some quick notes on myths. Fenway, Wrigley, Camden Yards arent the hitters parks some media write. All 3 really are neutral. Wrigley has the biggest variable index in history, due to the winds.
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Postby grammysboy » Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:54 am

Thanks for the info. This is exactly what I was needing.
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Postby Swinger » Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:39 pm

Edit: @#$! im an idiot, i cant read, i was gonna ask if camden was a hitters park
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Postby eftda » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:53 pm

whats oakland. I say its a hitter park in left but in right its a pitchers park. I see so many hr in left but NONE in right... need help ;-D
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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:59 pm

eftda wrote:whats oakland. I say its a hitter park in left but in right its a pitchers park. I see so many hr in left but NONE in right... need help ;-D


It doesnt break down what side of field the hrs go. NAC had a 103 hr index (neutral). RHB had the advantage. RHB had a 110 hr index, to LHB 97 index.
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Postby DK » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:27 pm

thanks for the arcticle! ;-D
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Postby Jivedude » Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:34 pm

Your welcome. I still have this year's Sporting News Fantasy Baseball magazine laying around so I figured I'd scan it in and post it.
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