• Granderson In Yankee Stadium

    Posted by on March 5th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    I saw this on a message board and thought that it was fairly interesting to add here.

    The site katron.org uses MLB’s Gameday to show what balls in play in one park would look like in another park.

    Below, you see Granderson’s fly outs, line outs, pop outs, singles, doubles, and triples in Comerica park during 2009, overlayed in Yankee Stadium.

    I see a potential 10-13 additional home runs had Granderson been hitting in the Bronx.

    *Important Caveat* The site has added that “every location is where the ball was fielded by a player, not where it landed.” This clearly changes things, but it is still interesting.

    For fun, here is Damon’s 2009 home runs in Yankee Stadium overlayed in Comerica.

    Interestingly, all of his Yankee Stadium home runs from 2009 certainly seem as if they would have also been home runs in Comerica.

    Comments on Granderson In Yankee Stadium

    1. Corey Italiano
      March 6th, 2010 | 11:03 am

      Interestingly, all of his Yankee Stadium home runs from 2009 certainly seem as if they would have also been home runs in Comerica.
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      That’s interesting, great post!

    2. ken
      March 6th, 2010 | 11:35 am

      This is great though probably as much entertainment as accurate. For eg: HRs to right field at the new YS are probably aided by the wind current as much (or more?) than dimensions.

    3. Corey Italiano
      March 6th, 2010 | 12:39 pm

      @ ken:
      I don’t think the wind would factor in as much with Damon’s homers, as they weren’t these high majestic shots or even towering fly balls. Damon hit mostly line drives that just barely clear the wall.

    4. CommerceComet
      March 11th, 2010 | 8:40 pm

      I’ve been convinced that the basic idea that LH hitters will flourish in YS because of the porch is a myth. Other than Roger Maris, it seems no Yankee LH hitter had taken advantage of the porch to put up big HR numbers. It did seem that Damon had maybe adapted his swing to take advantage of the porch but I guess we will never know if it was a flukey year or he had figured something out.

      I think that Granderson will hit a lot of HRs because he has good power, not because he gets a lot of cheap HRs in YS.

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