August 26, 2010

Analyzing Hughes’ and Swisher’s splits

In the past two years, two Yankees have had very, very abnormal home-road splits. Last year, Nick Swisher hit 72 percent of his homers away from the dinger-friendly Yankee Stadium. This year, Phil Hughes has allowed 19 home runs, 16 of which in the Bronx.

There’s really no explanation for either, but let’s dig a little deeper.

Last year, the most homers hit per game came at Yankee Stadium (1.261/game). This year, nothing’s changed. Yankee Stadium has yielded the most home runs per game in the majors at a mark of 1.553 per game.

So if you asked me which home-road split makes the most sense, it would be Hughes’. What in the world was Swisher thinking in the batter’s box at Yankee Stadium last year? Of course, this year his homers are split dead even home vs. road — 11 each.

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