In 1997 when Walker won the MVP award, his OPS at home was 1.169. His OPS on the road? 1.176. He had a few years with a higher road OPS than a home OPS, but also several the other way as well. Still, on the road during that time was over .900.
Lets also not forget that Jay Bruce will be playing in Cincinnati, while not Coors in its day, its still a pretty friendly home run park.
I actually am struggling to find a site with Walker's career home/road stats. However, check this out.
Go down to the bottom set of stats and click between home and road. Granted this is not during his prime seasons but the difference is remarkable. Also he was in STL a short amount of this time...I do realize. But the difference is dramatic. During the season that he hit over .350, he hit over .400 at home, and less than .300 on the road.
1995 H 1.131
1996 H 1.248 (half season played)
1998 H 1.240
Career 1.068 Home
And yet, with Walker having played in so many hitters parks, his OPS+ is the exactly the same as Griffey.
Last edited by dougdirt; 12-12-2007 at 05:05 PM. Reason: Because I need glasses apparently
Doug...it appears you messed up and are comparing his ops on lhp vs rhp for some seasons. Please repost and reconsider after viewing the correct stats.
I don't think the Reds are in the conversation to pay 20+ million for one player and that is what Santana is going to be getting. As for Haren, I would say he is looking at 15+ million easy once his contract is up given the market so long as he stays healthy.