Park Factors

Safeco Field, Seattle


Safeco Field -78


TEX at SEA, 12:40PM ET


Wind

3

fair, 77°F
Calm/light air in from left-center.
Later: fairRoof

Park Factor

-78

79 R
77 HR

This means that in the years 2010-2013, Safeco Field produced 79 runs for every 100 runs produced in the average MLB park, and 77 HRs for every 100 homers, for a mean Park Factor of 78.

This is an extreme pitcher's park.


Safeco Field, Seattle

Another modern ballpark built in a retro style, Seattle's Safeco Field is a retractable-roof stadium scented with garlic fries. Located near downtown Seattle, Safeco replaces the old hitter-friendly Kingdome with a much more pitcher friendly facility, though renovations conducted for the 2013 season should make it play a bit more fairly to hitters, especially of the righthanded variety. While left and right field corners retain their older dimensions (331 and 326 feet, respectively), straightaway center has been reduced from 405 to 401 feet, and the left-center power alley comes way down from 390 to 378. Perhaps more important, however, is the change to the left-field wall. Previously a sixteen-foot high obstacle topped by a manual scoreboard, the new wall is the same low 8-foot variety as the rest of the outfield, with the scoreboard moved up and out of play. Dimensional changes or not, the high humidity of Seattle during most of the baseball season should continue to contribute to a 'dead ball' effect. Until we have enough data to suggest otherwise, we will have to assume Safeco will remain an extreme pitcher's park.


Team Park City Data PF
1 COL Coors Field Denver, Colorado 2010-2013 144
2 CHW U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, Illinois 2010-2013 125
3 TEX Globe Life Park Arlington, Texas 2010-2013 125
4 CIN Great American Ballpark Cincinnati, Ohio 2010-2013 121
5 MLW Miller Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010-2013 119
6 NYY Yankee Stadium New York, NY 2009-2013 119
7 BAL Camden Yards Baltimore, Maryland 2010-2013 117
8 TOR Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario 2010-2013 113
9 ARZ Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona 2010-2013 112
10 BOS Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts 2010-2013 105
11 CHC Wrigley Field Chicago, Illinois 2010-2013 104
12 HOU Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas 2010-2013 102
13 PHI Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010-2013 102
14 WAS Nationals Park Washington, D.C. 2009-2013 102
15 DET Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan 2010-2013 101
16 ATL Turner Field Atlanta, Georgia 2010-2013 97
17 LAD Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California 2010-2013 97
18 CLE Progressive Field Cleveland, Ohio 2010-2013 96
19 KC Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri 2010-2013 95
20 MIN Target Field Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010-2013 92
21 STL Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri 2010-2013 88
22 NYM Citi Field New York, NY 2010-2013 87
23 MIA Marlins Park Miami, Florida 2013 86
24 OAK O.Co Coliseum Oakland, California 2010-2013 86
25 TB Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Florida 2010-2013 85
26 PIT PNC Park Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2010-2013 83
27 SD Petco Park San Diego, California 2010-2013 82
28 LAA The Big A Anaheim, California 2010-2013 81
29 SEA Safeco Field Seattle, Washington 2010-2013 78
30 SF AT&T Park San Francisco, California 2010-2013 74



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