What Makes Greensboro So Hitter Friendly?

GREENSBORO, NC - First National Bank Field has been revealed as a hitter-friendly park.

The numbers over the last two seasons have shown some extreme splits between the home and road numbers for both Greensboro hitters and Greensboro pitchers. The best players tend to do well at both parks, but still crush the ball in Greensboro.

This season saw promotions to Altoona for Henry Davis, Matt Gorski, and Endy Rodriguez. All three put up an OPS over 1.000 at home. All three were in the .783-.851 OPS range on the road. Gorski and Rodriguez are already in Indianapolis, while Davis missed a lot of development time this year with injuries. Even with lower road numbers, the offense for these guys isn't in doubt.

It's a bit different for guys like Dariel Lopez or Eli Wilson. Both have been s...

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Tintin049

This wasn’t a hitters park until the pirates got here.
Even in 2019, it wasn’t.

I think the pirates just have gotten more power hitters. A lot of the guys who hit bombs here have thumped in Altoona and Indy.

The moonshots here have been amazing the last two years. Henry Davis’ first one was about half way up the light pole in left and Shackleford hit one above and left of the parking sign in your second photo.

James_Robert5

Even back when Brandon Hyde was the manager they hit lots of HRs.

They had a stretch from ~2005 to 2013 where they were 1st or 2nd in the league in HRs.

Tintin049

The hotel and apartments are new.
There was a three story apartment build across the street, but it wasn’t nearly as extensive at the hotel and Bellymeade is now.

I think we have better hitters than the marlins used to send us.

Catch_22

What’s the going rate for one of the hotels with a balcony overlooking the field? Are they Hilton’s?

Bucs'N'Pucks (Jeff Reed)

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