Originally Posted by TRF
Then what is Arroyo? He seems very Haynesish right now. doesn't K anyone, flyball pitcher.
I think Fenway was huge for him. Unless a lefty yanked it down the line he had the advantage. CF will keep balls in the park, and he was good against righties.
GABP offers no such protection.
I don't think you can find evidentiary support for that assumption.
Arroyo has a 3 year hom/away split ERA of 4.91 / 3.48 with a 50/34 break in HR's so I'm not sure how Fenway played as an advantage for him.
Further, while he had a more extreme ratio last year, his career GB/FB numbers are 776 to 792 which doesn't make him an extreme FB pitcher IMO.
Eric Milton OTOH, has a career GB/FB split of 1345 to 2226.