Park Factors

Safeco Field, Seattle


Safeco Field -85


MIN at SEA, 7:10PM ET


Wind

14

cloudy, 60°F
Moderate breeze out to right-center.
Later: scattered showersRoof

Park Factor

-85

84 R
86 HR

This means that in the years 2010-2016, Safeco Field produced 84 runs for every 100 runs produced in the average MLB park, and 86 HRs for every 100 homers, for a mean Park Factor of 85.

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 2010-2016 138
2 MLW Miller Park Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010-2016 118
3 CIN Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Ohio 2010-2016 117
4 NYY Yankee Stadium New York, NY 2010-2016 117
5 BAL Camden Yards Baltimore, Maryland 2010-2016 115
6 CHW U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, Illinois 2010-2016 115
7 TEX Globe Life Park Arlington, Texas 2010-2016 114
8 TOR Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario 2010-2016 112
9 PHI Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010-2016 109
10 ARZ Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona 2010-2016 108
11 CHC Wrigley Field Chicago, Illinois 2010-2016 105
12 HOU Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas 2010-2016 105
13 BOS Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts 2010-2016 101
14 CLE Progressive Field Cleveland, Ohio 2010-2016 100
15 DET Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan 2010-2016 99
16 WAS Nationals Park Washington, D.C. 2010-2016 98
17 LAD Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California 2010-2016 97
18 MIN Target Field Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010-2016 96
19 ATL Turner Field Atlanta, Georgia 2010-2016 95
20 KC Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri 2010-2016 94
21 NYM Citi Field New York, NY 2010-2016 90
22 STL Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri 2010-2016 90
23 TB Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Florida 2010-2016 89
24 OAK O.Co Coliseum Oakland, California 2010-2016 87
25 LAA The Big A Anaheim, California 2010-2016 86
26 MIA Marlins Park Miami, Florida 2012-2016 86
27 PIT PNC Park Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2010-2016 86
28 SD Petco Park San Diego, California 2010-2016 86
29 SEA Safeco Field Seattle, Washington 2010-2016 85
30 SF AT&T Park San Francisco, California 2010-2016 76



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