It has been pointed out a few times that the pitches at the K are a little high and I decided to look to see if it was true.
First, I had someone at the stadium check to see if the speed displayed was close to the Pitch F/X data. It was dead on for the 20 pitches selected.
I took the average and max fastball speeds for all starters (Bannister, Greinke, Hochevar and Davies) that have had 2 games at home and 2 away. I averaged the home and away number and then took the difference of these two numbers. Here is the data.
|4 Seam Fastball (mph)|
|Avg||Max||Avg||Max||Diff in Avg||Diff in Max|
It looks like the K is about 2 mph faster than the other stadiums visited so far this season.