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« NL Best & Worst Hitters Home & Away | Main | Batters Stop Chasing Halladay's Stuff, Chase Him Out of Games »
Tuesday
May072013

AL Best & Worst Hitters Home & Away

Miguel Cabrera is so great a hitter that it simply doesn't matter where he is playing. Miggy is hitting .434 in Detroit and just .348 away from home.

No AL batter with at least 100 PA has as high a batting at home as Cabrera.

Home bodies

The top three hitters at home in the AL are all from the Detroit Tigers: 

Road Warriors

Cabrera's road numbers are good for the sixth in the AL (just ahead of teammate Torii Hunter's .344).

The guys who prefer the road to hit are: 

  • Cleveland's Carlos Santana hitting .421 on the road, and .273 at home.
  • Oakland's Brandon Moss hitting .417 on the road, but just .184 at home.
  • So much for the Yankee Stadium advantage as New York's Robinson Cano is hitting .396 on the road, and .280 at home, while Vernon Wells is hitting .378 on the road and just .229 in the Bronx. 

Equal opportunity batters 

Some numbers of note 

  • Chris Carter is hitting .113 at home the worst number in the AL and .293 on the road
  • Adam Dunn is hitting .091 on the road the worst number in the AL - he's hitting .216 at home
  • Aaron Hicks is hitting .100 on the road the second worst number in the AL
  • Angels fans complaining about Josh Hamilton should understand that he's saving his best for at home hitting .267, compared to his .154 on the road.
  • Howie Kendrick is hitting .355 at home/.230 on the road
  • Dustin Pedroia is hitting .350 at home/.266 on the road
  • Ian Kinsler is hitting .361 at home/.288 on the road
  • Carlos Pena is hitting .167 at home/.309 on the road
  • Eric Hosmer is hitting .216 at home/.316 on the road
  • Brandon Moss is hitting .184 at home/.417 on the road 

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