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Sunday, June 30, 2019

ESPN:Miller:Even for homer-happy 2019, offense is out of control at Coors Field

In 2017, the Denver Post profiled Tony Cowell, the Coors Field stadium engineer who…conceived of a humidor that would bring Coors Field’s extraordinary offensive environment to heel.

...It took 18 seasons after Cowell’s miracle cure for altitude, but Coors Field has fought back. Its Park Factor has been steadily rising, and this year it has reached a new post-humidor extreme. Nothing in that park is normal anymore.

Lots of stats in the article, such as oddball stuff like Charlie Blackmon’s splits (1.495 home OPS, .653 road OPS) but also more substantive stuff like this:

Rockies pitchers have a 3.90 ERA on the road, which is the fourth-lowest mark in baseball…Those same pitchers have a 6.45 ERA at home, which is the second-worst home ERA since at least integration (better only than the 1999 Rockies).

...If Rockies pitchers were giving up way more hard contact, that would be easily explained, but they actually have allowed a lower exit velocity at home, and according to Statcast’s xwOBA (.346 at home, .337 on the road), they’ve allowed similar quality of contact. Quality of contact is more complicated than that, but all of this together suggests that Rockies pitchers aren’t pitching worse at home, but that the same batted balls are doing far, far, far more damage in Colorado.

 

puck Posted: June 30, 2019 at 10:03 PM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: bludgeon ball, colorado rockies, coors field

 

 

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