Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The 2009 San Diego Padres - an above average hitting team

Wednesday December 9, 2009

The 2009 Padres were an above average hitting team.

I keep seeing all these articles and postings that claim the Padres are a poor hitting team.

I just don’t follow the logic.

Yes the Padres hit poorly in Petco, but EVERYONE hit poorly in Petco.

Padres in Petco
.219 .313 .342 .655

ALL teams hitting in Petco
.229 .315 .351 .666 (Petco is Hell for hitters)

NL teams hitting in Petco
.227 .313 .348 .661

OPS+ is a stat that neutralizes park factors. When you look at OPS+, the Padres at 96 are above league average.

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