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02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 390: 2014 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

11-12

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Pebble Hunting: Rereading Nate Silver: 5. The Colorado Effect
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Sam Miller

05-21

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Sporer Report: Has Coors Gone Light?
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Paul Sporer

04-02

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Which Pitch Types Work Best at Coors Field?
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Dan Rozenson

12-05

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BP Unfiltered: Rockies Must Regain Home Edge Under Weiss
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Zachary Levine

09-17

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BP Unfiltered: Petco vs Coors
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Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 35: Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-24

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Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters
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Sam Miller

08-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Longest Home Run Hit Since 2009
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Ben Lindbergh

06-29

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The BP Wayback Machine: The Right Team for the Test?
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Rany Jazayerli

06-23

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BP Unfiltered: Project 5183
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R.J. Anderson

03-13

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Running Afoul
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Jay Jaffe

10-11

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Schrodinger's Bat: On Atmosphere, Probability, and Prediction
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Dan Fox

08-03

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Prospectus Today: Something's Rotten in Den...ver
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Joe Sheehan

05-24

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Prospectus Q&A: Bill Geivett
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Jonah Keri

02-21

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Prospectus Feature: PECOTA At Altitude: A Review of Major League Hitters in Colorado
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Nate Silver

07-16

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Doctoring The Numbers: Defense in Colorado
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Rany Jazayerli

07-16

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Doctoring The Numbers: Defense in Colorado
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Rany Jazayerli

07-11

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Doctoring The Numbers: Offense in Colorado
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Rany Jazayerli

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Ben and Sam preview the Rockies' season (and analyze Coors Field) with Russell A. Carleton, and Nick talks to Denver Post Rockies beat writer (and National Baseball Writer) Troy Renck (at 30:39).

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November 12, 2013 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Rereading Nate Silver: 5. The Colorado Effect

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Sam Miller

Are the Rockies passig up a substantial advantage?

Note: This winter, I'm rereading and reviewing Nate Silver's entire archive here at BP. Today will be a longer one.

5. PECOTA at Altitude: A Review of Major League Hitters in Colorado
February 21, 2003


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May 21, 2013 5:00 am

Sporer Report: Has Coors Gone Light?

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Paul Sporer

Opposing pitchers haven't fared quite as badly in the thin air of Denver in 2013 as they have in past years, but that doesn't mean you should lower your start-sit bar.

Patrick Corbin’s filthy, complete-game gem on Monday night in Coors Field drew a chorus of Twitter facepalms as many fantasy managers shied away from the excellent-thus-far-but-still-unproven lefty in the terrifying Denver venue. Of course, if they read last week’s Two-Start Planner, they would’ve had Corbin in their lineups, as I gave him a full “Start” recommendation despite the risk associated with Coors. Back-patting aside, I’ve been keeping a close eye on Coors Field this year and as I mentioned in the aforementioned Planner “it really hasn’t been as scary as it was last year,” and we may need to lower our threshold for starters to consider when they’re traveling to Denver.

It’s not like the Rockies offense has completely fallen off, either. Their 5.02 runs per game is the National League’s best clip and baseball’s second-best, while their 5.55 runs per game at home also tops the NL and checks in third overall behind Detroit (6.20) and Texas (5.58). Last year, the Rockies were scoring six runs per game at home—baseball’s best by half a run—so the competition hasn’t been as fierce when opposing pitchers toe the slab in Coors Field. But it hasn’t been anywhere near easy, either, and yet we are seeing a lot more success from the starters facing the Rockies.

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A PITCHf/x look at the type of arsenal that fares well at altitude.

Most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Dan Rozenson writes about PITCHf/x and sabermetrics for Beyond the Box Score and Big Leagues Mag. Follow him on Twitter @SixToolPlayer.
 


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The Rockies teams of the last few years made a talent gap worse by failing to take advantage of Coors Field. It's a priority for new manager Walt Weiss to change that.

The “best home field advantage in baseball,” as Walt Weiss calls the situation he is taking over as new Rockies manager, isn’t given out as a perk of the job, as if the edge were crowd noise. It is taken, and Weiss seems to understand that.

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September 17, 2012 12:02 pm

BP Unfiltered: Petco vs Coors

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Sam Miller

The simplistic park comparison.

Petco Park opened in 2004. Before this weekend, the Rockies and Padres had played 162 games against each other since then, one full season's worth of games. Eighty-three were in Colorado and 79 were in San Diego. Same pitchers, same hitters, same managers, same everything; just different parks. So how differently do Petco and Coors play? 

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Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Ben and Sam consider whether the ballpark might be to blame for the Rockies' lackluster first two decades, then discuss the annual phenomenon of attendance shaming.

Episode 35: "Is Coors Field to Blame for the Rockies' Struggles?/Are Fans at Fault When Teams Don't Draw?"

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August 24, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Rockies and Real Home Run Hitters

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Sam Miller

Giancarlo Stanton's recent rampage against the Rockies inspires two questions: Have the Rockies ever had a "real" power hitter? And if not, why the heck haven't they?

We'll start as soon as Giancarlo Stanton's home run in Coors Field from last Friday night lands.

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The longest home run hit in almost three years went out on Friday night. You know you want to watch it.

On Friday night, with the Marlins losing 5-4 to the Rockies in the top of the sixth and Josh Roenicke on the mound, Giancarlo Stanton hit an important home run. It wasn't important because it tied the game, although the Marlins would go on to win by one run. This was a matchup between two last-place teams, so the outcome was about as inconsequential as the outcomes of baseball games come. It was important because it looked like this:

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The Rockies have tried to make a four-man rotation work before.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

This season isn't the first time the Rockies have experimented with a four-man rotation: they tried it in 2004, too. It didn't make much sense then, either, as Rany opined in the piece reprinted below, was which was originally published on May 3, 2004
 


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The Rockies need pitching. Here's how they're trying to find it.

The Rockies enter today with the National League’s worst team earned run average and Fair Run Average. If there is a floor, then Colorado has already hit it. Being in such a position allows the Rockies to try new things, like a four-man rotation. But ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reveals that the Rockies are doing more than figuratively experimenting:

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March 13, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Running Afoul

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Jay Jaffe

Has the perceived decrease in foul territory brought by the new stadium boom contributed to the surge in home runs over the past two decades?

Last time around, after discussing how the baseball itself may have changed in a manner that helped to boost home run rates over the past two decades, I took a look at the myth of the shrinking ballpark. To recap, the notion that the stadium construction boom that's taken place over the past 20 years has left us with a game full of bandboxes is actually a false one, at least when it comes to fence distances:

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