5-20-2010: Quantifying the Fenway infield
May 20, 2010 Leave a comment
The infield at Fenway has gotten a lot of bad press over the years, getting complaints from Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro, Adrian Beltre and most of the American League. But how bad is it, really? Now with UZR home/away splits, we have the first inkling (numbers courtesy FanGraphs.com):
Keep in mind the small samples, but all of the infielders except Beltre show some big splits in favor of away games. Looks like it may make as much five runs of difference over 150 games. I’ve included outfield positions here as well, for reference. Take a gander at Darnell McDonald’s UZR numbers in CF if you’re wondering why run prevention is not working out yet this season.