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PARK CONTEXT CAN DRIVE PERCEPTION

Fantasy players are well attuned to differences in run environment between major league ballparks.

Nowhere is that more evident than in the National League West, where Rockies hitters and Giants pitchers are targeted in fantasy leagues because of the extreme nature of those teams’ home parks.

The Rockies scored and allowed 31 percent more runs at Coors Field last season than they did in road games. The home run rate and batting average) at Coors were roughly 20% higher. Thus Rockies hitters receive a superficial boost to their fantasy-relevant statistics.

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