Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 7/31/13
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Ian Kennedy has found a new home in San Diego. The Ian Kennedy trade talks finally ended up materializing into a deal with the Padres. The final details were: Padres receive Kennedy in exchange for Joe Thatcher, Matt Stites, and a compensation pick in the 2014 draft. Kennedy is only piece in the deal that will have a substantial impact on fantasy teams for the rest of the season. It’s no secret that Kennedy is an extreme flyball pitcher. Kennedy allows flyballs on 42% of balls put in play for his career. Flyballs travel pretty well in Chase Stadium, so it’s no surprise that he has struggled with the long ball. He’ll now be pitching in the much friendlier Petco Park. The fences have been moved in a little in San Diego, but it’s much too soon to now how much of an effect that has had on offensive performance. Petco’s park factor still favors pitchers by a wide margin. Its park factors sits at 92. A park factor of 100 is considered neutral, below 100 is considered pitcher friendly, and...
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