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Victorino's home/away splits

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:18 am

Have you noticed this? Citizens Bank Park has a reputation as a hitters' park, but here are Shane Victorino's splits:

Home (30 games): 13 R, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 4 SB, .206 AVG, .614 OPS
Away (30 games): 24 R, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 13 SB, .316 AVG, .807 OPS

That's a pretty sharp difference. Can anyone offer any insight? Is this just something odd or is it maybe worth thinking of benching him at home?
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Re: Victorino's home/away splits

Postby CoffeeEater » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:00 am

I don't really have any insight, but some of his away stats are crazy.

At AT&T Park, he played 4 games, .588 AVG (10 for 17), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 Steals.
At RFK, he played 2 games, .500 AVG (5 for 10), 1 RBI, 2 steals

In 30 games at CBP, he's only had 4 steals, but had 8 in those 6 games at AT&T and RFK.
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Re: Victorino's home/away splits

Postby George_Foreman » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:21 pm

Sample size seems likely to me.
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Re: Victorino's home/away splits

Postby SendHelp » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:30 pm

probably better to look at his L/R splits. he hits rightys better, and they're obviously easier to steal against.
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Re: Victorino's home/away splits

Postby Will Clark » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:56 pm

Yes, I noticed this a couple weeks ago and I've been sitting him at home ever since with no regrets whatsoever. In fact I'm been sitting him anywhere he plays lately in favor of Markakis.
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Re: Victorino's home/away splits

Postby deutschland » Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:25 pm

I would think a more spacious park favors non-power hitters like Victorino since there is more room for balls to drop in for base hits. He may also be more likely to attempt steals in larger parks because it's harder for the mashers behind him to hit homers.
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Re: Victorino's home/away splits

Postby Field » Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:08 pm

George_Foreman wrote:Sample size seems likely to me.


I agree, I wouldn't base my start/sit decisions on home/away splits in this case. The numbers could easily reverse from here on out. The R/L split is a much better indicator.
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