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Park Factors (Fantasy Baseball)
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by Josh Shepardson | @BChad50 | Featured Writer
Mar 25, 2017

Progressive Field is surprisingly hitter friendly

Park factors are among the most important variables to account for in daily baseball. Look no further than the salary jump applied across the industry for hitters playing at Coors Field for an example of their importance. Of course, not all examples are that extreme (and salary changes are applied for other parks, too), but even season-long gamers can benefit from understanding how various parks play.

My go-to source for park factors is StatCorner. I’d advise bookmarking their MLB ballpark main page that can be found here. In the interest of not repeating myself over and over again throughout this piece, the park factors cited are courtesy the information at StatCorner. They use a three-year rolling average for park factors, and 100 is considered neutral for each park factor with every point above or below one-percent different than average.

Also, the Braves will be opening Sun Trust Park this season, so there’s no park factors available for their new home yet. Andrew Perpetua of RotoGraphs did speculate on how the new park might play in a post analyzing Freddie Freeman, so that’s a decent starting point for hazarding a guess.

I won’t be covering every park in the Majors, but I’ll highlight some of the key parks. They’ll be broken down into different categories below, and while some parks could fall under multiple categories, each park will be featured under the most fitting category. Let’s dive into the nuts and bolts of things.

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Coors Field (COL)

 

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