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If every pitcher had his ability to pitch anywhere, it would be Petco Park in San Diego. Now, Mat Latos leaves Petco and its friendly confines for Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. How will Latos fare there?SALE: Padres Latos jerseys are now half off.
Well, Latos leaves a Padres team that has struggled to score runs to a Cincinnati team that has considerably more pop. According to Park Factors at ESPN, Petco was the 28th friendliest ballpark to score runs. In fact, in its 8 years of existance, Petco has been in the top 5 of pitchers’ parks.
Latos has enjoyed pitching at Petco as much as the other guy. In 2011, Latos was 5-7/3.24/1.15 at home and 4-7/3.68/1.22 on the road. In 2010, Latos’ ERA was 2.59 at home and 3.14 on the road.
He won’t benefit from cavernous Petco in 2012, however. Petco, remember, has a 400 feet deep right-center and measures 382 feet to right field. Great American, by comparison, measures 370 to right-center and 325 to right field, substantially sma...
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For a better look at how newly-acquired, right-hander Mat Latos pitched last season, check out this 3-minute video below.
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“World Series ring.”
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