Applying park factors to Kuroda

We did this yesterday with Michael Pineda, so let’s do it with Hiroki Kuroda today. For info on how this works, click back to yesterday’s post. You can find Kuroda’s splits here. The same caveats as yesterday apply. The numbers listed after the jump are the park adjusted numbers.

(One change from yesterday: categories that favor pitchers will be italicized)

Strikeouts (7% decrease for lefties, 1% decrease for righties)

VS LHP: 62 SO in 408 PA (15.2%)
VS RHP: 93 SO in 430 PA (21.63%)

Walks: (8% increase for lefties, 4% increase for righties)

VS LHP: 30 BB in 408 PA (7.35%)
VS RHP: 23 BB in 430 PA (5.35%)

Singles: (4% decrease for lefties, 1% decrease for righties):

VS LHP: 55 singles in 408 PA
VS RHP: 65 singles in 430 PA

Doubles: (6% decrease for lefties, 8% decrease for righties):

VS LHP: 22 doubles in 408 PA
VS RHP: 20 doubles in 430 PA

Triples: (22% decrease for lefties, 37% decrease for righties):

VS LHP: 3 triples in 408 PA
VS RHP: 0 triples in 408 PA

Home Runs: (43% increase for lefties, 15% increase for righties):

VS LHP: 18 HR in 408 PA (1 HR every 22.667 PA)
VS RHP: 14 HR in 430 PA (1 HR every 30.714 PA)

Again, we’ve got a possible overstatement of the HR case here, just like we had with Pineda. And, we should also look here again. It may not (probably won’t) be that bad.