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“I think that plays a huge factor in that walk statistic.”
There are several factors that affect walks, but I doubt the ballpark has much to do with it.
There are several factors that affect walks, but I doubt the ballpark has much to do with it. Major factors roughly in order of importance:
The ballpark explanation fails to explain:
A) The A's
B) The Phillies
When pitchers come here, they have the mindset to use that park—put the ball in play, throw strikes, attack the zone.
Parks affect strikeouts, don't some also affect walks?
Here's one crack at 2010-12 data, ranges from 87% (Nationals) to 120% (White Sox) for walks. Royals were at 93%.
And now when you see Moore saying these comments, I really wonder if there is an organizational philosophy that Kaufmann is just too difficult of a ballpark to produce good hitters.
I'm trying to reconcile these comments with Jack Maloof's.
But Moore, who is a steadfast believer in on-base percentage, maintains that the Royals eventually will get much better at plate patience.
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