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Park Factors & Lines
Park factors in this piece are a three-year average from 2015-2017, indexed (100 = average). For example, left-handed home runs at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) have a three-year index of 122, which means there have been 22% more homers hit by lefties from all teams during that span in that park compared to a completely neutral environment. Left-handed hitters have a significant advantage when hitting at Guaranteed Rate Field.
AT&T Park (home of the Giants), has a three-year run index of 90, which means that games played at AT&T park have had 10% fewer runs scored overall than a completely neutral environment. Overall offensive production is reduced by a significant amount for games played in San Francisco, making it a safer environment than most for pitchers.
|Road Starter||Home Starter||Home Tm||R||AVG||HR||AVG||HR||K||O/U||HmL||1st Pitch|
|Matt Shoemaker||Edwin Jackson||Athletics||96||97||84||97||87||96||9.0||-125||3:35 PM|
|Jason Vargas||Max Scherzer||Nationals||100||98||89||105||114||98||8.0||-290||7:05 PM|
|Eduardo Rodriguez||Masahiro Tanaka||Yankees||103||95||142||99||123||92||7:05 PM|
|Ryne Stanek||Sam Gaviglio||Blue Jays||99||102||98||101||101||97|