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    Why is Denard Span so good at TF and so mediocre on the road?

    When I was thinking about whether Willingham should be traded I went and looked at his home/away stats and saw that he was significantly better at TF than on the road. That started me thinking about some other players mentioned in trade rumors so I took a look at Denard Span.

    I was really surprised to see the following splits for Denard for his TF seasons Ė all figures taken from www.baseballreference.com and all generated today:


    2012
    Split,PA,AB,R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,BB,SO,BA,OBP,SLG,OPS

    Home,207,178,27,60,19,2,2,18,26,18,.337,.422,.500, .922
    Away,181,171,15,36,4,0,1,12,9,29,.211,.249,.251,.5 00

    2011
    Split,PA,AB,R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,BB,SO,BA,OBP,SLG,OPS

    Home,122,112,19,32,4,2,1,6,10,12,.286,.344,.384, .728
    Away,189,172,18,43,7,3,1,10,17,24,.250,.317,.343, .660

    2010
    Split,PA,AB,R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,BB,SO,BA,OBP,SLG,OPS

    Home,347,305,44,92,13,7,0,36,31,28,.302,.371,.390, .761
    Away,358,324,41,74,11,3,3,22,29,46,.228,.293,.309, .602

    As you can see, he has (not unsurprisingly) always been better at home than on the road. The splits for 2010 and 2011 seem relatively consistent with each other but this year the numbers look like he is a split personality Ė one at home and one on the road.


    Does anyone have an explanation?
    Heís obviously hitting a lot of doubles at TF (19 vs. 4 away); and walking more (26 at TV vs. 9 away). But why? And does this affect his trade value?

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