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The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players?

Ahoy maties -- I may inflate stats

As we head into the final week of minor league baseball (wiping a single tear from my cheek), the Bradenton Marauders hitters are comfortably leading the Florida State League in both batting average (.277 to .269 in 2nd place) and OPS (778 to 752).  They are also leading the league in runs scored (narrowly by 3 in front of Dunedin) and 3rd in homers (96).

What I'm wondering though is if McKechnie Field is assisting in this offensive outburst or if the Marauders just have a great group of talented hitters.  As most of you know, McKechnie is the major league Pirates spring training park.  It is routine to see many wind-aided homers during spring training.  It seems as if during the first couple of months of both years, the winds provide an offensive e...

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