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#1 drock2190

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

http://espn.go.com/m...tats/parkfactor

This surprised me. Everyone talks about Target Field being a pitchers paradise so to see it top 3 is really surprising. At least this year anyway.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

It has been trending more that way every year. It hasn't been a run suppressing park since 2011. The home run change this year moved the ranking from around 10 to 3. I wouldn't believe the hr number unless it stayed through this year and the next.

#3 Hawkeye12

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:11 AM

Bring back the trees at the batter's eye.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:02 AM

I was skeptical of the claims of TF being an extreme pitchers park early on, and I'm skeptical about it being a hitters park now.

I've always felt it would settle in as pretty average, just based on dimensions and altitude. Maybe a slight advantage to pitchers, but nothing to pay any attention to.