Is OPACY A Band Box? Yes

Judging by Wednesday’s game I would say so. There is a way to judge a parks propensity to allow home runs. Based on the calculated park factors the O’s play in a very attractive wiffle ball field. Love the Warehouse, Love Boogs, Love Eutaw Street, Love the Location near the Inner Harbor. Greatly dislike the unfairness of the field.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor/_/year/2012/sort/HRFactor

This is how OPACY played over the last 6 years.

OPACY Nats Park
Year Rank Factor Rank Factor
8 1 1.359 16 0.942
9 5 1.185 19 0.97
10 5 1.162 15 1
11 8 1.114 9 1.11
12 5 1.314 13 1.044
4.8 1.2268 14.4 1.0132

Interesting to note in 08, OPCY was the most HR friendly park and tends to be top 5. Even more of a band box than Citizens Bank and Great American.

Nats Park in 10, was exactly even with a rate of 1 and tends to play it even for the pitcher and hitters

 

 

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