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AG on Park Factors

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Aaron Gleeman, who I happen to really like, has this up on Rotoworld.com. One of the common misconceptions when it comes to "park factors" is that the quality of a team's lineup and pitching staff drives the number. For instance, whenever I write that Michael Young is overrated in part because his offensive stats have been padded by Texas' ballpark, Rangers fans inevitably chime in saying that the ballpark is considered "hitter-friendly" largely because the lineup is strong and the rotation is weak.