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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

2007 Minor League Park Multipliers

2007 Minor League Park Multipliers (1.10 park factor becomes roughly a 1.05 when mix of games is taken into account, etc.)


Team         R   H   2B   HR   BB   SO
Aberdeen 0.92 0.97 0.95 0.82 0.96 1.09
Akron       0.98 1.01 1.00 0.86 0.98 0.90
Albuquerque 1.20 1.09 1.15 1.15 1.00 0.84
Altoona       1.02 1.03 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.92
Arkansas 0.95 0.99 0.92 0.85 0.98 1.07
Asheville 1.15 1.07 1.19 1.15 1.02 0.89
Auburn       0.95 0.97 1.00 0.93 1.01 1.05
Augusta       0.98 1.01 1.00 0.77 0.99 1.01
Bakersfield 1.00 1.00 0.95 0.99 1.05 0.91
Batavia       1.04 1.03 1.04 0.86 1.05 0.97
Beloit       1.02 1.01 1.02 1.05 1.02 1.06
Binghamton 1.02 1.02 1.04 1.00 0.98 1.05
Birmingham 0.96 0.99 0.99 0.88 0.98 0.96
Boise       1.08 1.05 1.00 1.16 0.94 0.93
Bowie       0.95 0.95 0.96 1.07 1.04 1.08
Brevard       0.96 0.98 0.91 1.04 1.00 1.00
Brooklyn 0.96 0.96 1.07 1.15 0.96 1.12
Buffalo       1.05 1.03 1.02 0.97 1.05 0.89
Burlington 0.98 0.98 1.03 1.02 1.07 1.01
Carolina 1.01 1.01 1.08 0.91 1.05 0.97
Cedar Rapids 0.96 1.00 0.96 0.95 0.94 1.00
Charleston 0.91 0.97 0.93 0.81 0.96 1.04
Charlotte 1.08 1.03 1.03 1.29 0.96 1.05
Chattanooga 1.06 1.03 1.07 1.08 0.97 0.96
Clearwater 1.00 0.99 0.97 1.10 1.02 1.00
Clinton       1.01 1.01 1.02 0.94 0.99 1.01
Colorado Spr. 1.15 1.08 1.14 1.08 0.96 0.92
Columbus 1.00 0.99 0.94 1.07 1.02 1.01
Columbus (A) 0.98 0.97 0.95 1.07 1.02 1.02
Connecticut 0.87 0.95 0.94 0.79 0.94 1.10
Corpus Christi 1.01 0.99 0.94 1.12 1.03 0.98
Dayton       1.03 1.00 0.97 1.16 1.01 1.08
Daytona 1.02 1.01 0.98 1.01 1.01 1.09
Delmarva 0.90 0.94 0.88 0.90 1.06 1.13
Dunedin 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.14 0.92 1.07
Durham 1.02 0.99 1.02 1.20 0.98 1.16
Erie 1.12 1.05 1.11 1.10 1.07 0.96
Eugene 1.00 1.00 1.01 1.21 0.95 1.11
Everett 0.99 0.98 1.02 1.13 1.01 1.02
Fort Myers 0.93 0.96 0.94 0.78 1.07 1.01
Fort Wayne 1.00 0.97 0.98 1.09 1.06 0.95
Frederick 1.02 1.00 0.93 1.25 1.01 1.01
Fresno 0.95 0.96 0.96 0.95 1.07 1.10
Frisco 1.05 1.01 1.02 1.11 1.04 0.99
Great Lakes 0.95 0.97 0.92 1.10 0.98 1.10
Greensboro 1.08 1.02 0.94 1.35 1.02 0.96
Greenville 1.02 1.01 1.00 1.07 1.01 0.96
Hagerstown 1.02 1.02 1.04 0.96 0.99 0.90
Harrisburg 1.06 1.03 0.92 1.18 0.98 0.94
Hickory 1.02 1.00 1.02 1.05 1.04 0.97
High Desert 1.13 1.06 1.03 1.15 1.01 0.91
Hudson Valley 1.00 1.01 1.04 1.00 0.98 1.14
Huntsville 0.96 0.97 1.04 1.03 0.99 1.06
Indianapolis 1.02 1.01 1.04 1.03 0.97 0.93
Inland Empire 0.89 0.96 0.94 0.83 0.94 1.00
Iowa 1.06 1.03 1.10 1.01 1.00 1.06
Jacksonville 0.95 0.98 0.89 0.95 0.98 1.07
Jamestown 1.14 1.06 1.04 1.29 0.98 0.83
Jupiter 0.96 1.00 0.98 0.82 0.99 1.04
Kane County 1.02 1.02 1.03 0.97 0.99 0.96
Kannapolis 1.06 1.04 1.08 0.89 1.04 1.00
Kinston 1.04 1.01 1.02 1.14 1.00 1.08
Lake County 1.02 1.02 0.94 1.06 0.97 0.96
Lake Elsinore 0.93 0.97 1.03 0.76 1.08 0.96
Lakeland 1.03 1.01 1.00 0.94 1.08 0.92
Lakewood 0.95 0.98 1.05 0.88 0.93 1.11
Lancaster 1.19 1.08 1.08 1.20 1.01 0.93
Lansing 1.07 1.03 1.12 1.09 0.95 0.98
Las Vegas 1.05 1.01 1.07 1.05 1.04 0.99
Lexington 0.97 0.97 0.99 1.03 0.98 1.06
Louisville 1.04 1.03 1.08 0.93 1.00 0.88
Lowell 0.93 0.97 0.99 0.79 0.97 1.09
Lynchburg 1.02 1.02 1.12 0.85 1.02 0.94
Mahoning Valley 1.04 1.02 1.01 1.09 1.00 1.01
Memphis 0.94 0.96 0.94 1.02 1.00 1.02
Midland 1.05 1.04 1.05 0.95 0.98 0.97
Mississippi 0.95 0.99 0.92 0.82 0.98 1.02
Mobile 1.02 0.99 1.01 1.12 1.07 1.02
Modesto 0.95 0.99 1.03 0.74 1.03 0.96
Montgomery 1.02 1.02 1.00 1.03 0.94 1.07
Myrtle Beach 0.92 0.96 0.87 1.02 0.96 1.01
Nashville 0.94 0.96 0.98 0.96 1.01 1.08
New Britain 1.03 1.01 1.03 1.00 1.01 0.96
New Hampshire 1.03 1.01 1.07 1.12 0.98 1.01
New Orleans 0.97 0.98 0.96 0.98 1.03 1.10
Norfolk 0.92 0.97 0.94 0.80 1.00 1.00
Oklahoma 0.95 0.99 0.93 0.93 0.97 0.97
Omaha 1.01 0.99 0.95 1.12 1.04 1.01
Oneonta 0.98 1.01 1.06 0.77 0.94 0.91
Ottawa 0.95 0.99 0.94 0.89 0.96 0.96
Palm Beach 0.91 0.96 1.00 0.79 0.98 0.99
Pawtucket 1.00 0.99 0.91 1.20 0.99 1.07
Peoria 0.97 0.99 1.01 0.90 0.97 0.99
Portland (AA) 0.99 0.98 1.02 0.96 1.06 1.03
Portland (AAA) 0.95 0.96 0.99 1.03 0.99 0.94
Potomac 0.97 1.01 0.97 0.97 0.92 1.02
Quad Cities 0.96 0.97 0.94 1.02 1.02 0.94
Rancho Cucamon. 0.99 1.00 1.00 0.99 0.96 1.00
Reading 1.04 1.00 0.99 1.24 1.02 0.97
Richmond 0.96 1.00 0.97 0.84 0.97 0.99
Rochester 0.98 0.98 1.00 1.02 1.03 1.10
Rome 1.02 1.03 1.04 0.84 1.00 0.96
Round Rock 0.97 1.00 0.99 1.00 0.91 1.00
Sacramento 0.91 0.96 0.93 0.90 0.97 1.18
Salem 1.01 1.01 1.07 0.91 1.05 0.92
Salem-Keizer 1.12 1.04 1.14 1.10 1.07 0.90
Salt Lake City 1.06 1.05 1.00 0.96 1.01 0.89
San Antonio 0.88 0.95 0.95 0.80 0.98 1.03
San Jose 0.87 0.93 0.96 0.90 0.96 1.14
Sarasota 1.05 1.03 1.14 0.99 1.00 0.99
Savannah 0.95 0.95 0.90 1.25 1.02 1.08
Scranton 1.01 0.99 1.02 1.03 1.04 0.97
South Bend 1.03 1.02 1.05 0.89 1.02 0.84
Spokane 1.08 1.03 0.94 1.27 1.05 1.05
Springfield 1.03 1.00 1.11 1.23 0.95 1.03
St. Lucie 1.05 1.01 1.04 1.15 1.01 0.95
State College 0.96 0.97 0.91 1.01 1.09 0.93
Staten Island 0.95 0.98 0.90 0.97 1.01 0.91
Stockton 1.03 0.98 0.96 1.34 1.02 1.06
Syracuse 0.99 1.00 1.00 0.92 1.05 0.97
Tacoma 0.90 0.94 0.92 0.92 1.05 1.05
Tampa 1.01 1.01 0.99 0.96 0.99 0.91
Tennessee 1.07 1.04 1.00 1.16 0.98 0.89
Toledo 0.99 0.99 1.12 0.92 1.01 1.02
Trenton 0.94 0.98 0.96 0.81 0.99 1.07
Tri-City (NP) 1.13 1.06 1.11 1.60 1.01 1.03
Tri-City (NW) 0.93 0.97 0.95 0.78 1.11 1.18
Tucson 1.05 1.04 1.03 0.95 0.98 0.89
Tulsa 1.03 1.01 1.03 1.05 1.00 0.96
Vancouver 0.95 0.99 0.93 0.78 1.03 0.91
Vermont 1.10 1.05 0.97 1.20 1.08 0.96
Vero Beach 1.08 1.03 1.01 1.41 0.97 1.05
Visalia 1.03 1.01 1.02 1.12 0.99 1.02
West Michigan 1.03 1.04 0.97 0.86 1.00 0.97
West Tennessee 1.01 0.98 1.02 1.05 1.09 0.98
West Virginia 1.00 1.01 1.02 0.97 0.98 1.01
Wichita 1.03 1.02 1.00 0.97 1.05 0.97
Williamsport 0.96 0.98 0.95 1.13 0.98 1.00
Wilmington 0.95 0.96 0.96 0.83 1.10 1.08
Winston-Salem 1.08 1.03 1.10 1.11 1.01 0.95
Wisconsin 0.99 0.98 1.01 1.01 1.00 1.13
Yakima 0.90 0.95 1.01 0.81 0.94 0.94

3-Year Weighted (8/5/4) Minor League Park Multipliers

Team         R   H   2B   HR   BB   SO
Aberdeen 0.94 0.96 0.96 0.94 0.95 1.02
Akron 1.01 1.02 0.96 0.89 0.97 0.93
Albuquerque 1.17 1.09 1.01 1.22 1.00 0.90
Altoona 0.99 1.04 1.06 0.92 0.99 0.97
Arkansas 1.00 1.00 1.02 1.05 0.98 1.00
Asheville 1.13 1.05 1.04 1.22 1.02 0.91
Auburn 0.98 0.98 1.00 0.95 0.98 1.01
Augusta 0.96 0.99 1.03 0.77 0.99 0.99
Bakersfield 0.98 0.99 1.01 0.98 1.01 0.97
Batavia 1.03 1.07 1.16 0.88 1.08 1.08
Beloit 1.01 1.00 1.00 1.09 1.01 1.04
Binghamton 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.03 1.04 1.09
Birmingham 0.97 0.98 1.02 0.83 0.99 0.97
Boise 1.05 1.03 0.96 1.09 0.94 0.94
Bowie 0.94 0.96 1.02 1.04 1.01 1.05
Brevard 0.98 1.01 0.97 0.95 1.04 1.04
Brooklyn 0.96 0.95 1.04 1.05 0.94 1.02
Buffalo 1.01 1.01 1.03 0.98 1.02 0.97
Burlington 0.98 0.97 1.01 1.02 1.04 1.03
Carolina 0.99 0.99 1.06 0.92 1.03 0.98
Cedar Rapids 1.01 1.02 0.95 1.01 0.96 0.99
Charleston 0.95 1.00 1.03 0.80 0.98 1.03
Charlotte 1.04 1.02 0.99 1.27 0.98 1.05
Chattanooga 1.07 1.05 1.04 1.09 1.02 0.99
Clearwater 0.99 0.99 1.04 1.06 1.01 0.99
Clinton 1.00 0.99 0.99 0.96 0.97 0.97
Colorado Spr. 1.07 1.01 1.06 1.01 0.94 0.99
Columbus 0.98 0.97 0.96 1.00 1.01 1.00
Columbus (A) 0.98 0.97 0.99 1.02 1.00 1.01
Connecticut 0.92 0.97 0.97 0.80 0.95 1.01
Corpus Christi 0.95 0.98 0.97 0.98 0.99 1.00
Dayton 1.03 0.99 0.95 1.08 0.97 1.00
Daytona 1.04 1.01 0.94 1.11 0.98 1.03
Delmarva 0.96 0.97 0.94 0.92 1.06 1.08
Dunedin 1.05 1.05 1.03 1.18 0.96 1.06
Durham 1.04 1.00 0.99 1.12 0.99 1.07
Erie 1.08 1.03 1.00 1.10 1.04 0.96
Eugene 0.99 0.99 0.99 1.16 1.00 1.08
Everett 1.02 1.02 1.01 1.09 1.03 1.04
Fort Myers 0.96 0.99 0.98 0.88 1.02 1.04
Fort Wayne 1.00 1.01 1.04 1.07 1.06 1.02
Frederick 1.03 1.01 0.93 1.23 1.01 1.02
Fresno 0.96 0.97 0.98 1.04 1.00 1.04
Frisco 1.03 1.00 0.96 1.08 1.01 1.00
Great Lakes 0.95 0.97 0.92 1.10 0.98 1.10
Greensboro 1.03 1.00 0.97 1.25 1.03 0.99
Greenville 1.03 1.02 1.00 1.05 1.02 1.00
Hagerstown 0.99 0.99 1.00 0.95 0.98 0.92
Harrisburg 1.04 1.02 0.92 1.12 1.01 0.99
Hickory 1.00 0.99 1.00 1.15 0.97 0.95
High Desert 1.10 1.03 0.96 1.26 0.99 0.94
Hudson Valley 0.98 1.01 1.03 0.96 0.99 1.10
Huntsville 1.00 0.99 0.97 1.07 1.01 1.05
Indianapolis 1.02 1.02 1.03 1.00 0.98 0.96
Inland Empire 0.95 1.01 1.05 0.84 0.98 1.06
Iowa 1.04 1.03 1.07 1.03 1.06 1.09
Jacksonville 0.95 0.97 0.91 0.98 0.98 1.05
Jamestown 1.08 1.02 0.94 1.25 0.95 0.86
Jupiter 0.95 0.97 0.99 0.81 0.98 0.98
Kane County 1.08 1.09 1.00 1.04 1.09 1.07
Kannapolis 1.03 1.02 1.04 0.89 1.03 0.99
Kinston 0.99 0.97 1.00 1.04 1.00 1.04
Lake County 1.02 1.03 1.01 0.92 1.03 1.00
Lake Elsinore 0.95 0.95 0.96 0.93 0.99 0.90
Lakeland 1.02 1.00 0.98 1.00 1.05 0.95
Lakewood 0.94 0.99 1.08 0.81 0.98 1.08
Lancaster 1.13 1.09 1.02 1.25 1.05 1.02
Lansing 1.01 0.99 1.03 1.03 0.97 0.98
Las Vegas 1.08 1.05 1.02 1.11 1.07 1.04
Lexington 1.01 1.00 0.97 1.12 0.98 1.02
Louisville 1.03 1.02 1.03 0.94 1.00 0.90
Lowell 0.98 0.99 1.02 0.93 1.01 1.05
Lynchburg 1.01 1.00 1.10 0.93 0.96 0.96
Mahoning Valley 1.01 1.00 0.99 1.01 1.01 1.02
Memphis 0.94 0.96 0.98 1.01 1.00 1.01
Midland 1.02 1.01 1.01 0.93 0.97 0.99
Mississippi 0.97 0.99 1.01 0.90 0.99 1.01
Mobile 1.01 1.00 1.00 1.09 1.04 1.00
Modesto 0.98 0.98 1.04 0.81 1.01 1.01
Montgomery 0.99 1.00 1.04 0.96 0.94 1.01
Myrtle Beach 0.97 1.01 1.01 0.95 1.06 1.08
Nashville 0.95 0.96 1.02 0.96 1.02 1.08
New Britain 1.00 0.99 1.04 1.03 0.98 0.96
New Hampshire 0.98 0.96 1.03 1.10 0.97 0.99
New Orleans 0.94 0.98 1.02 0.91 1.02 1.10
Norfolk 0.92 0.96 1.00 0.83 0.98 0.98
Oklahoma 0.95 0.99 1.00 0.88 0.99 1.00
Omaha 1.00 0.99 0.96 1.11 1.03 1.02
Oneonta 1.02 1.00 0.98 0.78 0.96 0.92
Ottawa 0.98 0.99 0.96 0.93 0.97 0.96
Palm Beach 0.94 0.97 1.02 0.86 0.98 1.00
Pawtucket 1.01 1.01 0.94 1.24 1.02 1.07
Peoria 0.98 1.00 1.05 0.99 0.97 0.99
Portland (AA) 1.02 0.98 0.98 1.03 1.03 1.02
Portland (AAA) 0.93 0.94 1.00 1.02 0.98 0.96
Potomac 0.98 0.99 0.95 0.98 0.94 0.98
Quad Cities 0.97 0.98 1.00 0.98 1.00 0.96
Rancho Cucamon. 0.99 1.00 1.01 0.97 1.01 1.01
Reading 1.04 0.99 0.95 1.19 1.05 1.00
Richmond 0.97 0.99 1.01 0.87 0.97 0.97
Rochester 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.95 0.99 1.05
Rome 0.98 1.01 1.06 0.83 1.01 0.97
Round Rock 0.99 1.01 0.99 1.01 0.97 1.03
Sacramento 0.93 0.97 0.97 0.91 0.97 1.09
Salem 0.99 1.01 1.08 0.89 0.99 0.92
Salem-Keizer 1.06 1.01 1.05 1.20 1.05 0.97
Salt Lake City 1.08 1.04 0.96 1.02 0.99 0.93
San Antonio 0.91 0.98 1.04 0.88 1.01 1.04
San Jose 0.91 0.95 0.99 0.86 0.99 1.08
Sarasota 1.01 1.00 1.08 0.89 1.02 1.00
Savannah 0.96 0.96 0.93 1.13 0.99 1.03
Scranton 1.01 1.00 1.01 0.95 1.05 0.99
South Bend 0.97 0.98 1.04 0.86 0.97 0.90
Spokane 1.05 1.00 0.92 1.27 1.04 1.01
Springfield 1.03 1.01 1.05 1.11 0.99 1.03
St. Lucie 1.02 1.00 1.05 1.02 0.98 0.95
State College 0.98 0.98 0.96 1.01 1.04 0.97
Staten Island 0.95 1.00 1.05 1.00 1.02 1.00
Stockton 0.99 0.97 0.98 1.11 1.01 0.99
Syracuse 1.02 1.02 1.00 1.03 1.03 0.99
Tacoma 0.91 0.94 1.00 0.93 1.05 1.06
Tampa 1.00 0.99 0.97 0.97 1.00 0.95
Tennessee 1.04 1.01 0.96 1.12 0.96 0.92
Toledo 0.97 0.98 1.09 0.93 0.99 1.02
Trenton 0.96 0.99 1.03 0.84 0.99 1.03
Tri-City (NP) 1.14 1.11 1.07 1.50 1.08 1.12
Tri-City (NW) 0.96 1.01 1.07 0.73 1.06 1.12
Tucson 1.10 1.01 1.06 0.98 1.06 1.11
Tulsa 1.00 1.01 1.05 1.07 1.05 1.10
Vancouver 0.94 0.99 1.06 0.72 0.99 0.92
Vermont 1.08 1.04 0.94 1.11 1.09 1.01
Vero Beach 1.07 1.02 0.97 1.34 1.00 1.04
Visalia 1.03 1.01 0.99 1.21 1.00 0.99
West Michigan 1.00 1.01 0.98 0.87 1.00 0.99
West Tennessee 1.00 1.00 1.04 1.05 1.03 1.01
West Virginia 1.00 1.01 1.06 0.88 0.96 1.05
Wichita 1.00 1.00 0.97 0.96 1.05 0.98
Williamsport 0.96 0.99 1.02 1.04 1.06 1.01
Wilmington 0.96 0.97 0.96 0.86 1.02 1.03
Winston-Salem 1.07 1.01 1.03 1.10 1.04 0.97
Wisconsin 1.00 1.00 1.03 0.99 1.02 1.08
Yakima 0.95 0.97 1.02 0.84 0.98 0.97

[EDIT: I forgot to give proper thanks to the minor league sabermetrician’s Personal Stat Jesus, Jeff Sackmann, without whom this data collection is always a gigantic headache that takes me weeks because I’m not a script guy.]

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 02:43 PM | 33 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 05, 2007 at 04:26 PM (#2512844)
Iowa a pitchers park even after the crazy season totals by the Cubs' AAA hitters.

Does anyone have a good read on the PCL and run environment?
   2. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: September 05, 2007 at 05:41 PM (#2512968)
Superlatives:

2007 only

Runs: Albuquerque (1.20); Connecticut (0.87)
Hits: Albuquerque (1.09); San Jose (0.93)
2B: Asheville (1.19); Myrtle Beach (0.87)
HR: Tri-City [NY] (1.60); Modesto (0.74)
BB: Tri-City [WA] (1.11); Round Rock (0.91)
SO: Tri-City [WA] (1.18); Jamestown (0.83)

Three-year averages

Runs: Albuquerque (1.17); San Antonio (0.91)
Hits: Tri-City [NY] (1.11); Portland [OR] (0.94)
2B: Batavia (1.16); Jacksonville (0.91)
HR: Tri-City [NY] (1.50); Vancouver (0.72)
BB: Kane County (1.09); Montgomery (0.94)
SO: Tri-City [NY] (1.12); Jamestown (0.86)

Interestingly, the two Tri-City ballparks (on opposite ends of the country) both have high strikeouts and walks, but Tri-City [NY] is twice as good of a home run park.

Also, is there something about the weather in the Pacific Northwest/northern California that retards offense? Tacoma, San Jose, Portland, Sacramento and Vancouver all among the eight worst hitter's parks, based on the 3-year average...
   3. North Side Chicago Expatriate Giants Fan Posted: September 05, 2007 at 06:51 PM (#2513093)
The weather in Sacramento is going to be about the same as in Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, Visalia, and isn't anything like the Pacific Northwest. San Jose isn't as hot as Sacramento and is cooler at night. San Jose, IIRC, has high, deep fences though.
   4. AROM Posted: September 05, 2007 at 07:09 PM (#2513121)
Thanks Dan. Did you get this from minor league spilts?

For Arkansas, they introduced a new stadium this year and went from an extreme hitters park to a pitchers park. For that team I'd throw out the 3 year averages. Does anyone know what other teams have changed parks in the last 3 years?
   5. AROM Posted: September 05, 2007 at 07:13 PM (#2513124)
Also, how is the H factor defined? Is that per AB or per BIP?
   6. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 08:18 PM (#2513205)
Thanks Dan. Did you get this from minor league spilts?


Yeah - dumbass me forgot to credit Jeff for the raw data.
   7. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 08:27 PM (#2513213)
H/AB - park effects have large enough errors that I've never seen the need to get too fancy. I'd probably only use increments of 0.05 if it didn't make people flip out (I also toyed with the idea of doing ZiPS BA/OBP/SLG to only the hundredths place, which would not have made me popular).
   8. o_dawg Posted: September 05, 2007 at 08:44 PM (#2513233)
I mention this every year (because it's fun), but Vancouver is the rain capital of Canada, and the park is massive 335/380/410/380/335 with 20-foot (plus in spots) fences. Now that's it's short-season instead of AAA, I'm always surprised the HR factor isn't 0.00. I know it says it's 395 to center, but I'm sure it's deeper at some point.
You'd think the doubles factor would be higher, though.
   9. a bebop a rebop Posted: September 05, 2007 at 08:46 PM (#2513235)
Speaking of minor leagues... when did BBRef put up minor league stats?
   10. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: September 05, 2007 at 08:46 PM (#2513236)
If these are multipliers wouldn't that mean that Dodd Stadium (Connecticut) is an extreme pitcher's park? I'm confused.
   11. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 08:59 PM (#2513266)
For Arkansas, they introduced a new stadium this year and went from an extreme hitters park to a pitchers park. For that team I'd throw out the 3 year averages. Does anyone know what other teams have changed parks in the last 3 years?

Thanks for the notice - I'm usually good at getting new parks, but I forgot about that this time 'round. I'll make some corrections.
   12. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 09:03 PM (#2513272)
If these are multipliers wouldn't that mean that Dodd Stadium (Connecticut) is an extreme pitcher's park? I'm confused.

Yes. Pitcher's park.
   13. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 09:19 PM (#2513285)
OK, I double-checked the parks - Arkansas is the only problem.
   14. alkeiper Posted: September 05, 2007 at 09:59 PM (#2513309)
How exactly do park multipliers work, and how are they different from park effects? I'm unfamiliar with the term.
   15. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 05, 2007 at 10:34 PM (#2513339)
Alan, put it this way - let's say such-and-such park has a park factor of 1.20 for home runs. You're not going to estimate the home runs a guy in a neutral park in this park as Home Runs * 1.20, since they'd play half their games in road parks. Once several adjustments are made, that 1.20 would actually be something in the 1.10-1.11 range.
   16. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: September 05, 2007 at 10:48 PM (#2513345)
Speaking of minor leagues... when did BBRef put up minor league stats?

Yeah, no kidding. Awesome.
   17. North Side Chicago Expatriate Giants Fan Posted: September 05, 2007 at 11:33 PM (#2513370)
If these are multipliers wouldn't that mean that Dodd Stadium (Connecticut) is an extreme pitcher's park? I'm confused.

Dodd is a crazy pitcher's park. Giants hitting prospects aren't that good, but they look even worse because they get killed in AA. The Giants are trying to get them to change the dimensions, but there are apparently money issues involved. I think that the Defenders want the big club to pay for the changes, and they are also upset that they keep getting crap teams.

Take John Bowker for example: not a great prospect, but he really might have broken through this year, with a .309/.364/.529 year in AA. His home split at Dodd? .271/.330/.422. On the road? .345/.397/.629. And the EL even outside Dodd isn't exactly hitting paradise.
   18. North Side Chicago Expatriate Giants Fan Posted: September 05, 2007 at 11:40 PM (#2513385)
OK, now I read that the fences at Dodd are going to be moved in after all.
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 05, 2007 at 11:52 PM (#2513393)
And the EL even outside Dodd isn't exactly hitting paradise.

Funny, I was just looking at the stats and wondering why Erie, Binghamton and Reading appeared to be so good for hitters.
   20. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 05, 2007 at 11:53 PM (#2513398)
Erie and Jamestown...the Lake Effect produces hitters' parks?
   21. NTNgod Posted: September 06, 2007 at 12:05 AM (#2513411)
Iowa a pitchers park even after the crazy season totals by the Cubs' AAA hitters.

?

Look at the other teams in the conference, and according to those numbers, it's a better hitter's park than all but ALBQ (which is, of course, an extreme park).

Given the mostly conference-bound schedule of the PCL, I imagine ALBQ pushes the other conference team's numbers down a bit.
   22. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 06, 2007 at 12:07 AM (#2513414)
Loads of thanks Dan! (and, by extension, Jeff...)

For league context, here's 2006-07 R/G (does not include the EL's tiebreak game, also this is per game, not per 9 innings).

[u]Lg2007 2006[/u]
MLB 4.77 4.80

Int 4.35 4.17
PCL 5.13 4.83

Eas 4.60 4.22
Sou 4.56 3.97
Tex 4.64 4.92

CAL 5.59 5.32
CAR 4.69 4.53
FSL 4.48 4.43

MWL 4.34 4.35
SAL 4.98 4.58 


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Also, is there something about the weather in the Pacific Northwest/northern California that retards offense? Tacoma, San Jose, Portland, Sacramento and Vancouver all among the eight worst hitter's parks, based on the 3-year average...

This has been covered already, but San Jose and Vancouver were both built to be pitcher's parks, whereas the identified PCL clubs are in a league with some of the best stadia in which to hit in the minors (primarily the Mountain time zone ones).
   23. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 06, 2007 at 12:17 AM (#2513432)
FWIW, here's last year's discussion.
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I was a little surprised that the Lancaster PF wasn't even higher than 1.19, considering the insane numbers that club put up on offense.
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Dan, nitpicky question: do you plan on refreshing the short season factors at the end of the week (when their seasons will be complete)?
   24. Dan Szymborski Posted: September 06, 2007 at 12:24 AM (#2513440)
Dan, nitpicky question: do you plan on refreshing the short season factors at the end of the week (when their seasons will be complete)?

That loud expletive you hear is a man who just realized that the short-season leagues didn't end Monday and he's going to have to do re-do like 22 park factors.
   25. greenback calls it soccer Posted: September 06, 2007 at 04:38 AM (#2513689)
This is great, but, um, what is it about this blog entry that makes it run wide on the front page in Safari?
   26. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: October 02, 2007 at 01:18 AM (#2553957)
I know your busy and all (ZiPS!), but do you intend to release the major league pfs in the nearish future (as well as updated minor league #s, if calculated) and/or an MLE spreadsheet?
Thanks!
   27. Dan Szymborski Posted: October 02, 2007 at 01:24 AM (#2553976)
Yeah, on my to do list. Last couple games didn't change anything really.
   28. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: October 02, 2007 at 01:30 AM (#2553983)
Great - much appreciated.
   29. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: February 04, 2008 at 04:00 PM (#2683189)
I have a quick question relating to minor league park factors (and actually park factors in general)

For example, I see Tacoma's 3-year factor at 0.90. Now is that relative only to the PCL or is does that pertain to all leagues? In other words, should I interpret this as "Tacoma is a pitcher-friendly park in a hitter-friendly league"?

Would that make Tacoma a neutral park everywhere else?
   30. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 04, 2008 at 04:06 PM (#2683191)
should I interpret this as "Tacoma is a pitcher-friendly park in a hitter-friendly league"?


Yes.
   31. Mike Emeigh Posted: February 04, 2008 at 04:40 PM (#2683215)
Now is that relative only to the PCL or is does that pertain to all leagues?


It is relative to the PCL. On balance, you still have to let some air out of the Tacoma stats, just not as much as if the player had played in, say, Salt Lake.

-- MWE
   32. ChadBradfordWannabe Posted: February 04, 2008 at 06:00 PM (#2683293)
Thanks for the answers guys.

Another one, using Tacoma as an example once again.

Would you expect Tacoma to play as a pitcher's park in a neutral league as well?
   33. 1k5v3L Posted: February 04, 2008 at 06:02 PM (#2683297)
Does anyone have the 2007 major league ballpark factors?

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