In the Kevin Correia thread over at Bucs Dugout, a long discussion broke out today about PETCO Park’s effect on Correia’s 2010 numbers. After reading through the debate, I decided to see what I could figure out.
Correia allowed 20 home runs in 145 innings in 2010, despite a well above average groundball rate. This is especially odd, as PETCO Park is notorious for suppressing home runs. StatCorner’s home run factors for PETCO are 59 for left-handed batters and 95 for right-handers. That makes sense considering PETCO’s dimensions.
PNC Park is much less forgiving in right field, which does not exactly bode well for a right-handed pitcher who struggled to keep the ball inside PETCO’s spacious confines. Let’s check the spray charts to...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.