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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Diamondbacks on track to unveil humidor in 2018

University of Illinois physics professor emeritus Alan Nathan estimated last year in a study published online by The Hardball Times that the Diamondbacks’ humidor could make an even bigger impact than at Coors Field, in part because the average relative humidity in Phoenix is far lower than in Denver.“I am very comfortable saying that, with the humidor running at 50 percent and 70 degrees, there will a reduction in home run production at Chase by 25 to 50 percent,”

So I’m guessing JD Martinez might be rethinking a short term deal with Arizona…..

shoewizard Posted: February 14, 2018 at 01:09 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: February 14, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5624988)
Obviously there are way too many unknowns to make a solid estimate, but IF Chase Field HR decline by 25%, and these mostly turn into outs, that would lower ARZ pitcher ERAs by about .20-.25 relative to rest of league, and decrease batter OPS by .015 (more for big flyball guys?). 25% is the low end of Alan Nathan's estimate, and I would trust his judgment on this more than, well, most others.
   2. shoewizard Posted: February 15, 2018 at 09:24 PM (#5625848)
So go with as many sluggers as you can find because nobody else can hit homers there? Or go speed and defense ?

   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 16, 2018 at 10:54 AM (#5626022)
"Unveil" is another one of those words that is never used outside of a press release or media coverage thereof.

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