In-depth Statcast look: ballparks with highest percentage of ‘cheap’ home runs

By Manny Randhawa /

DENVER — Many consider Coors Field a homer hitter’s paradise, where it’s easier to deposit a ball over the fence due to the altitude of Denver. But just how “easy,” relatively speaking, is it to homer in this ballpark? With Statcast™, we have tools at our disposal to measure that.

Statcast™ classifies each ball in play by quality of contact. The six categories are “barrel,” “solid contact,” and four classifications of relatively weak contact. We ranked each Major League ballpark by percentage of home runs that were neither barreled nor solidly struck since Statcast™ was introduced in 2015.

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