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1 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 22, 2009 3:24 pm

I posted this under Cliff's postseason roster post, but I think its so fascinating I wanted to make sure it wasn't missed:

This just in: baseball-reference says so far, Yankee Stadium 2.0 is a slight pitcher’s park. Yes, you read that right.

2 monkeypants   ~  Sep 22, 2009 3:31 pm

[1] I am not that surprised, especially given how the park seems to suppress doubles. This does not change the fact that it is still playing as the most extreme HR park in the league.

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 22, 2009 3:47 pm

[1] weird deal, unless they’re using “slight” as an acronym for So-Long-It’s-Gone-Homerun-Theater. In that case, it is indeed a SLIGHT pitcher’s park.

4 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Sep 22, 2009 4:01 pm

I'm not sure the stat needs to be such a shock ... homers to one corner, right field, don't automatically make a ballpark hitter heaven. As monkey notes, doubles are pushed down, and left is pretty far pretty fast away from the foul line.

My line has always been that they'd need a year or two to get a true sense of the stadium, and if they wanted to reduce the right field popgun homers, it is an easy fix.

Ideally this comes after Damon leaves.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  Sep 22, 2009 4:03 pm

[0] watching that clip I feel genuinely sorry for Mets fans. Cerrone talks about those past September Met collapses almost wistfully, like those were the good ole days. These Yanks aren't doing the crumbled souffle act like those Met teams, nothing even close to that.

6 Rich   ~  Sep 22, 2009 4:45 pm

The clip isn't showing up using Chrome.

I agree with HCE that we need more data to know exactly what kind of park NYS will ultimately be.

7 Rich   ~  Sep 22, 2009 4:46 pm

Wow. After I posted, the clip appeared.

8 randym77   ~  Sep 22, 2009 5:42 pm

Chad Jennings says Austin Jackson had the best rookie season in Scranton that he's seen in 7 years covering the team. Jackson won the IL Rookie of the Year award. But Jennings thinks Ajax could be in Scranton next year again.

Just a guess, but if the Yankees saw Jackson as a front runner for next year's major league roster, wouldn't they have found a way to get him to New York at the end of this season? Take a pitcher off the 40-man. Elect not to add Freddy Guzman. It could have been done, but Jackson's heading home and I tend to think -- though I'm only guessing -- that he's more likely to open next season back in Triple-A than in New York.

9 Rich   ~  Sep 22, 2009 6:49 pm

The only way that AJack makes the 25 man roster out of ST would probably be as a result of an unconscious spring plus an injury to someone else.

10 The Hawk   ~  Sep 22, 2009 9:46 pm

Should've called this "Do The Collapse" ... Eh, maybe some other time?

11 jjmerlock   ~  Sep 23, 2009 3:49 am

It's also probably not an advantage to the Yankees over the season, numerically. I ran numbers about a week and a half ago that showed pretty conclusively that the Yankees outperformed the average road opponent in all other ballparks by more than they outperform the opposition in NYS. It was pretty interesting stuff - at least, I thought it was. My spreadsheet was dope.

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