Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Pitchers who succeed in GABP aren't the ones who don't give up any homers (they don't exist). They're the ones that succeed even with they give up a homer or two. The hitters who benefit aren't the Adam Dunn's and Wily Mo Pena's who hit the ball 475 feet, but rather Brandon Phillips and Alex Gonzalez.
I agree with you completely, but, for some reason, Phillips and Gonzalez aren't fitting that mold (even though you would expect them to).
Both Phillips and Gonzalez have hit better on the road this year than at home. It's especially a surprise with Gonzalez. Randa was a creature of GABP. Hatteberg is an extreme example.
But your premise is correct. Hitters with the more marginal power (but good general overall skills and a good eye) should be gold at GABP.