• New Yank Stadium Hurting Hometown Hurlers?

    Posted by on June 15th, 2009 · Comments (8)

    Below are the BA/OBP/SLG lines allowed by A.L. teams this season, to date, when pitching on the road:

    Team	 BA	 OBP	 SLG	 OPS
    BAL	.287	.367	.494	.861
    CLE	.273	.355	.463	.818
    TOR	.271	.334	.451	.786
    TBR	.262	.341	.439	.780
    OAK	.270	.347	.431	.778
    BOS	.271	.348	.426	.774
    Lge Avg	.265	.342	.432	.774
    LAA	.272	.347	.422	.769
    CHW	.269	.341	.425	.766
    DET	.268	.339	.426	.766
    MIN	.254	.328	.437	.765
    NYY	.249	.336	.425	.761
    TEX	.258	.337	.414	.751
    SEA	.261	.338	.408	.746
    KCR	.245	.328	.389	.717

    I decided to look at this split to take “the new Yankee Stadium” effect out of the picture for the Yankees pitchers – to see how they do when not playing in Lonn Trost’s Homer Haven. Now, granted, these stats, for team’s other than the Yankees, DO INCLUDE road games that those teams have pitched in “the new Yankee Stadium.” But, on the whole, that’s not a lot of games for these teams – so far this season.

    I was surprised to see how well the Yankees have done this year, to date, in terms of OPS allowed on the road. New York is pretty close to being second best in the league here. Seeing this, if I were a Yankees pitcher, I think I would be somewhat upset about what the new ballpark in the Bronx is doing to my numbers.

    Comments on New Yank Stadium Hurting Hometown Hurlers?

    1. Corey
      June 15th, 2009 | 4:41 pm

      who do you feel gets hurt the most by the pitchers park? Without the numbers in front of me, I’d feel like Pettitte would be the guy. Although, I have a feeling that the numbers would point to Hughes.

    2. MJ
      June 15th, 2009 | 4:56 pm

      Iā€™d feel like Pettitte would be the guy
      Pettitte’s not pitching well in general. I don’t want to blame the park for the fact that he looks every bit his 92 years out there on the mound.

    3. June 15th, 2009 | 5:28 pm

      Yankees pitchers ERA in the Bronx this season, to date:

      Alfredo Aceves 2.08
      Brian Bruney 2.25
      David Robertson 2.25
      Phil Coke 3.00
      Mariano Rivera 3.50
      Jonathan Albaladejo 3.72
      A.J. Burnett 3.91
      C.C. Sabathia 4.07
      Jose Veras 4.67
      Edwar Ramirez 5.00
      Philip Hughes 5.06
      Joba Chamberlain 5.33
      Brett Tomko 5.62
      Andy Pettitte 5.77
      Chien-Ming Wang 15.00
      Damaso Marte 27.00
      Anthony Claggett 43.20
      Mark Melancon 54.00

    4. yagottagotomo1
      June 15th, 2009 | 8:31 pm

      ERA+ adjusts for park, and they are 11th in the AL. The pitching has not been great.

    5. June 15th, 2009 | 9:22 pm

      yagottagotomo1 wrote:

      ERA+ adjusts for park, and they are 11th in the AL. The pitching has not been great.

      But, I thought that Cashman fixed all the pitching problems? šŸ˜‰

    6. yagottagotomo1
      June 15th, 2009 | 10:21 pm

      Never have I said that. That being said, I do think that there is a championship level staff currently within the organization. I have a decent amount of faith in them having 3 or four very good starters come playoff time, and in the playoffs, you may have Joba and Hughes in the pen with Bruney, Aceves, Coke, and Robertson. That should be plenty.

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