Originally Posted by 757690
Actually, it's the reverse.
Parks with small outfields supress BA, because the outfielders have less ground to cover, making it harder for line drives to fall in. Most of the parks out west are BA hitters dreams, as flares drop into the vast outfield spaces regularly.
The only advantage Pegan has between the parks in which they play is foul territory, but that's a very small advantage.
And Pegan wasn't a regular in 2009. Only 88 games.
Here's the park factors for 2012 - http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfac...ort/hitsFactor
. Fenway ranks second for hits. It is famously great for BA. It turned Pete Runnels into a two-time batting champion. Fenway has been a BA paradise for more than a century. I don't care what your theories are about what maybe makes a good BA park, Fenway is the gold standard.
And AT&T and Citi Field bring up the rear of the pack.
If you put Pagan's numbers through a stats neutralizer (e.g. adjust him as if his career had been played for the 2012 Red Sox) you get a career .298/.351/.448 slash line. Ellsbury is .297/.349/.442. It's the exact same tool set and an almost identical performance. They might as well be the same human.