Comments on: The Bradenton Marauders Offense – Is it the park or the players? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:04:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html#comment-9120 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19154#comment-9120 I think with Sanchez it could be a physical issue with his jaw being broken last year.  He lost a lot of weight and strength (most likely) and just never regained it.  This offseason will be very telling for him.  Hopefully he can get back in his 2010 shape.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html#comment-9111 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19154#comment-9111 Good article Kevin…It made me think also of guys that were promoted to Altoona to start this year most notably Tony Sanchez. Sanchez’s overall numbers took a huge dip in 2011. Can we hope that some of that is a direct result of playing in Blair County Ballpark????

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html#comment-9110 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19154#comment-9110 As far as the Bradenton road numbers go, bear in mind that the FSL in general outside of McKechnie is more pitcher friendly, so their true OPSs probably lie somewhere in between the home and road numbers.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html#comment-9109 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19154#comment-9109 What is the quantitative method to correct for park effects – can you get a park-adjusted BAA/SLG/OPS line?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html#comment-9107 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19154#comment-9107 Ergo: Starling Marte is really freaking good. Now, if his walk rate were to increase to about 8%-10%…. Currently, Marte walks 3.91% of his plate appearances. His K rate is a more robust 17.93%.

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By: eric http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/the-bradenton-marauders-offense-is-it-the-park-or-the-players.html#comment-9106 Tue, 30 Aug 2011 14:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=19154#comment-9106 Do you know what sample the statcorner park factors are based on? Is it just this year? Or just last year? Or both?

It’s probably worth noting that statcorner also lists the overall (wOBA) park factor for McKechnie as 101 for lefties and 100 for righties. I’m not comfortable drawing conclusions from that, since I don’t know how big the sample is, but prima facie it suggests that McKechnie is a neutral park, despite the boost it gives LHH homeruns. Similarly, the overall factors for BCBP are neutral.

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