2019 MLB Draft Guide: Ballpark Factors
No two ballparks are built the same way and each one has its own impact on player performances. Dan Malin looks at each ballpark and tells you how each one affects the fantasy baseball world.
Ballparks come in all different shapes and sizes. Basketball, football, and hockey all play on the same dimensions. But baseball is different. There are some beautiful parks, historic parks, and parks that feel like a cave (*cough* the Trop *cough*). No two ballparks are the same in baseball and that's part of the beauty of the sport. Certain ballparks are better for offense and others are great for pitchers. Let this piece help you in identifying the science behind these parks as well as why DFS players will target the chalk players when playing in Coors Field or Miller Park!
Ballparks on the Rise
To kick off the 2019 version of the Ballpark Factors article we’ll keep it simple and briefly touch on the best offensive parks in baseball from 2017 and 2018. In 2017 the ballparks with the highest home run rate were:
- Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies)
- Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)
- Orioles Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles)
- Chase Field (Arizona...