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  • ctrain03

    It’s absurd. Rotogrinders has em. Fangraphs has em. Statcorner has em and they all differ.

    Whats even more absurd is the handedness. Some of these sites show its better to be right handed and some say its better to be left…AT THE SAME STADIUM.

    For example. rotogrinders says its better to be a righty in Camden Yard while fangraphs and statcorner say its significantly better to be left handed. What do I believe?

  • tipandpick

    • 2016 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2014 FAFC Champion

    It’s a good question to which I do not have an answer.

    I sourced my data from BaseballProspectus and took a three-year average of L/R factors (Camden Yard is very favorable for LHB’s over that frame). Is three years too long? Or not long enough? I dunno, but that’s what I use.

    I think the discrepancies between sites arise from how long of a sample size they use when determining those factors. From year-to-year, there is a lot of variability and I think that is what leads to the differences you describe, although my evidence to support that notion is only anecdotal.

  • ctrain03

    Would seem to favor lefties in baltimore with the short porch to right. The wall is higher though. But in the last three days thinking back I saw betts, machado, trumbo, and jones all have multiple home run games, so…

  • zshoom

    • 2016 Single Entry Series Finalist

    @ctrain03 said...

    Would seem to favor lefties in baltimore with the short porch to right. The wall is higher though. But in the last three days thinking back I saw betts, machado, trumbo, and jones all have multiple home run games, so…

    Look at the right handed batters in the AL East vs the lefties. All due respect to Davis, Ortiz and co…but it’s not even close.

    If a left heavy team like the Mariners played in Camden the numbers would skew left for sure.

  • xdan3220

    @ctrain03 said...

    It’s absurd. Rotogrinders has em. Fangraphs has em. Statcorner has em and they all differ.

    Whats even more absurd is the handedness. Some of these sites show its better to be right handed and some say its better to be left…AT THE SAME STADIUM.

    For example. rotogrinders says its better to be a righty in Camden Yard while fangraphs and statcorner say its significantly better to be left handed. What do I believe?

    Completely agree, it makes no sense that these things should be so different. I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently, actually planning on spending some time this weekend just throwing together a quick cheat sheet that keeps the distances to left, left-center, center, right-center and right at every ballpark to quickly refer to. From there, I’ll check on the wind patterns pre-game to see what parks might play a little better than normal but otherwise the numbers vary on park factors so much, that aside from Coors, I’m trying to get off of overthinking that aspect.

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