Comments on: Kevin Correia and the effect of PETCO Park http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:22:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: sonoda http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6096 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 05:16:57 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6096 I think you need to take into consideration the marine layer, the atmosphere and wind patterns of petco park. I’m a San Diegan and I go to the games. The wind whips into petco between the high rises of downtown into right field. It gets downright miserable at night…of course anything below 65 is miserable for me. There’s more to a ballpark than just the dimensions.

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By: Big harv http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6095 Sat, 11 Dec 2010 20:54:55 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6095 i think he will be a great fit for the Pirates.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6094 Sat, 11 Dec 2010 18:59:38 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6094 I think you’d be much better off checking out his 2009 stats to see what he is really capable of. That said, Petco doesn’t just surpress home runs, it surpresses all types of hits. Look at Correia’s stats from that year, one thing is not like the other: 3.91 ERA, 1.303 WHIP, 17 hr’s, 97 ERA+. Even while putting up very solid numbers all around, when park adjusted he was still slightly below average. I don’t think other GM’s truly see how much of an effect the park really has on pitching, as evidenced by Kevin’s contract. At best Correia a slightly below average starter or a very good long reliever. Worth a multi-year deal at $4 million a year? I wouldn’t have done it.

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By: Jamie Hoyle http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6093 Sat, 11 Dec 2010 18:59:11 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6093 While the home runs Correia yielded were disconcerting, the biggest problem was his ability to throw strikes when he needed to. Several times during the season Correia had an opposing pitcher 0-2 only to walk him on six pitches. Invariably, the next hitter would hit one out and blow the game open.

Correia struggled with mechanical flaws all season. It popped up in his first start and lingered all year; his front side would fly open and the ball would sail on him. He never made an adjustment or showed a willingness to accept assistance from Darren Ballsley.

He would frequently get ahead with fastballs, then nibble with off-speed stuff trying to get guys to chase only to walk them. He really never showed an ability to command his breaking pitches consistently.

I have a hard time seeing him rebounding and having much success. I got the impression he was both distracted by his brother’s death (understandable), but also that he entered the season thinking he had ‘figured it out’ and didn’t need advice from anyone to be successful.

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By: Matt Bandi http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6092 Sat, 11 Dec 2010 01:57:05 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6092 The Padres also had some outfielders who could cover a lot of ground. I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing there weren’t many cheap hits dropping in.

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By: Dave http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6091 Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:06:08 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6091 Another thing to consider, the range of McCutchen and Tabata. How many of the hits would have been outs? How many of the homeruns would have been saved if the inning would not been extended by those hits? Guess 2011 will let us know those answers.

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By: Larry Faria http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/kevin-correia-and-the-effect-of-petco-park.html#comment-6090 Thu, 09 Dec 2010 04:21:51 +0000 http://pittsburghlumberco.com/?p=5869#comment-6090 I wouldn’t worry about Kevin. He had a bad year, losing his concentration and getting the ball up in the zone. That’s understandable, losing his kid brother, 9 years his junior, who he mentored when their parents divorced. It must have been like losing a son. Notice that he gave up the majority of his homers at home, in one of the toughest places to hit homers? I hate to see him go, but he probably needed to leave San Diego.

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