It’s well known now that offense comes in bunches in Greensboro, and sometimes looking at a player’s numbers at a glance doesn’t always do them justice.
It’s also well known that the home games for the Grasshoppers aren’t featured on MiLB TV, meaning that just select road contest being available. Trying to find good in every situation, only getting to see road games is somewhat beneficial, as our opinion on a player doesn’t have the chance to be impacted by the ballpark in Greensboro.
There’s a better chance we get a better idea of what a player might be on the road, and that’s all we really have to go on the majority of the time.
That being said, on the pitching side of things, there are a handful of players who have really taken advantage of playing on the road, and have quite the divide in their home/away splits.
The Pirates 11th round pick out of Duke in 2021, Carey has been solid for the Grasshoppers this year, posting a 3.68 ERA overall. However, at home it’s 7.50, meaning he has been lights out on the road. In 17 2/3 innings away from Greensboro, Carey has allowed just two earned runs (1.04 ERA), walked four batters and struck out 17. He’s held opponents to a .177 average and owns a 0.87 WHIP.
Control issues has really plagued Gonzalez this year, walking 26 batters over 46 1/3 innings, leading to 6.22 overall ERA. He’s actually been respectable on the road, although the control issues remain. He’s walked 15 in 25 innings on the road, but has posted a very respectable 3.96 ERA in those games. On Wednesday he tossed five shutout innings, walking three and striking out another four.
Another Greensboro pitcher struggling with control, Montout has a ERA of over five at home, but owns a 2.63 mark on the road. He’s also tied for the team lead in wins, solely off game on the road, with all three victories coming away from First National Bank Field.
On the season, Montout has struck out 12 in 13 2/3 innings and owns a 1.54 WHIP.
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Anthony began writing over 10 years ago, starting a personal blog to cover the 2011 MLB draft, where the Pirates selected first overall. After bouncing around many websites covering hockey, he refocused his attention to baseball, his first love when it comes to sports. He eventually found himself here at Pirates Prospects in late 2021, where he covers the team’s four full season minor league affiliates.
Is there an ERA stat that adjusts for park, and do we have those numbers available for our guys?
ERA+ does that. Right now I can’t offer an MiLB source. Help?
xFIP also tries by substituting the league HR/FB into FIP.
This is available on FanGraphs for ranked pitchers.
Assuming Carey was drafted in 2021, not 2011 per the article. If it is 2011 then boy hasnt he progressed slowly, but great determination🤣🤣🤣… Just having fun with Anthony, sure he will blame me for extra additional article requests putting stress on his editing department🤣🤣🤣
There is editing on blogs? Who knew?
BTW, Carey has an OK ERA and FIP, but a sub-par xFIP. But in 20+ innings, who cares?
No one would understand a word I said if I wasn’t able to edit LOL. I use speech to text on my phone and don’t always catch all of the mess ups until after I post. It’s rare that you’ll see something for me that isn’t edited.
He meant the P2 author, as I stated they have editors as a joke🤣