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WiffleWOOD
11-09-04, 02:38 PM
http://baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=3610

Here are the 2004 defensive park factors. The lower the factor, the more difficult it is to play defense:


Ballpark Park Factor

SBC Park .9780
Coors Field .9796
Sky Dome .9857
Fenway Park .9861
The Ballpark at Arlington .9882
PNC Park .9898
Shea Stadium .9908
Metrodome .9954
Edison Field .9957
Jacobs Field .9961
Kauffman Stadium .9980
PETCO Park 1.0025
BankOne Ballpark 1.0038
US Cellular Field 1.0060
Wrigley Field 1.0139
Citizens Bank Park 1.0150
Turner Field 1.0152
Yankee Stadium 1.0152
Comerica Park 1.0157
Minute Maid Park 1.0162
Olympic Stadium 1.0164
SafeCo Field 1.0208
Busch Stadium 1.0233
Tropicana Field 1.0238
Dodger Stadium 1.0250
Camden Yards 1.0251
ProPlayer Stadium 1.0255
Miller Park 1.0262
Network Associates Coliseum 1.0312
Great American Ballpark 1.0371


Team Def_Eff PADE

Yankees .6883 -.736

the yankees were the 7th worst team in baseball in defensive efficiency. Cards and Dodgers were the top 2.

WiffleWOOD
11-09-04, 02:39 PM
defensive efficiency, by the way, means the percentage of balls in play a team turned into outs (excluding HR).

JeffWeaverFan
11-10-04, 02:44 AM
Interesting stuff. Thanks for the info.

SoCal Pinstriper
12-04-04, 04:33 PM
Interesting. Thanks for posting. I would have thought that YS would have had a lower number.