Maholm has seen a low HR/FB ratio the last few years, thanks to PNC Park's spacious left field.
Earlier I provided an update on the expected regression by the starting pitching staff for the Pittsburgh Pirates. One of the things I noticed was with Paul Maholm's home run per fly ball ratio. Maholm has regressed in this area since I looked at the numbers a month ago. He still has a 7.4% HR/FB ratio that could be considered lucky. However, when looking at his career numbers, his 7.4% HR/FB ratio is in line with what we've seen out of him over the last two years. In 2009 he had a 7.3% HR/FB ratio. In 2010 he had a 7.7% HR/FB ratio.
My thought was that this could be due to pitching in PNC Park. Maholm is a left hander, which takes away the advantage left handed hitters have at ...
To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.