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Split stats primer for rookies, please....

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Split stats primer for rookies, please....

Postby Chopper » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:28 pm

I have only recently stumbled into the world of analyzing splits, thanks largely to
John Bonzo's suggestion regarding sitting Cameron in Shea.

I'd like to hear from others about obvious, known splits that should be considered with particular players. Anybody you refuse to play in certain parks or against specific pitchers or teams?
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:48 pm

Playing a hitter in LA might not be a great idea if you have a comparable alternative in another park. Opposite goes for a pitcher in LA. And Colorado is well known to be a big hitter's park. Playing a pitcher in Montreal, or against Montreal, is a good idea. They havn't scored 4 runs in a game yet, and have a very weak offense. Those are pretty much the extremes. You can check out park indexes for which ones favour hitters/pitchers, because there are too many to go over off the top of my head. But Oakland/Seattle/Detroit/SF/NYM play in pitcher's parks, and Hoston/Toronto/KC/Cincinnatti play in hitter's parks. Other things to consider are who's on the mound, and how good the opposing team's offense is for hitters and pitchers, respectively.

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