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 ...

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