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Is there anything to the idea that singles hitters are not as affected by park effects? Parks have all kinds of effects, but the distance of the fences is surely a major one. If you're a slap hitter and you never reach the fences anyway, are you less affected by them?
Asked by: wovenstrap
2)Coors Field has historically helped all types of hitters, not just power guys. There is more outfield space for the fielders to cover there than in the typical park, so this leaves more room for balls to fall in, increasing singles, doubles and triples as well as HRs. Even a slap hitter can take advantage of this park.
The rightfield overhang was the best thing about Tiger Stadium. I miss it.
Also i would assume turf vs. grass could have an impact on singles, though maybe not that much.
Parks have all kinds of effects, but the distance of the fences is surely a major one.
They knew the thin atmosphere would cause fly balls to travel farther, so Coors actually has the largest playing surface in the majors.
Regarding Tangotiger`s question about fielding luck, I have heard many times that a defence plays well if the pitcher is pitching quickly. So, could Verlander, (and others) be “creating” fielding luck by pitching quickly?
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