Park Factors

Well I was going to try and get ambitious during the rollover period and try to calculate park factors, but that’s not going to happen without a bizarre workaround, which I’ll explain later. Long story short is it’s probably not going to happen.

What If doesn’t list runs scored/allowed for teams home and away, at least not from the team statistic menu. That would’ve been the easiest way to calculate a rough park factor for each ballpark in the league without getting too fancy.

However, there is a potential workaround. Looking at player statistics for batters, there is a total for runs scored home/away, but looking at pitchers, they only list earned runs. I could take earned runs, total them up and subtract them from runs allowed on the advanced standings page, and then just take half the difference and add them to earned runs for home/away.

Who knows, maybe I’ll try it if I have time. It’d be nice to see how much Colorado really boosts offense, and Tacoma suppresses it, rather than just having an arbitrary +4 that What If gives us.

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