Oakland Coliseum is the worst for home runs in 2023

Best & Worst MLB Ballparks For Home Runs: Dingers Die In Oakland

If you bounce around the majors, you'll find a variety of MLB ballparks big and small. No two stadiums are alike, and that's a good thing. 

Baseball sharps take note of which parks favor hitters or pitchers. There are betting advantages and disadvantages camouflaged within each venue's towering wall or short porch. 

Here's everything you need to know about which MLB ballparks are good or bad for dingers.

All Park Factor sabermetrics come via Baseball Savant.

Homer Heaven: Best MLB Ballparks for Home Runs

If you're someone who loves the value of a home run player prop, take note of the ballparks that can make or break your bet. 

Best MLB Home Run Parks (Per Baseball Savant)
RankBallparkHR Factor
1Yankee Stadium (NYY)198
2Angel Stadium (LAA)198
3American Family Field (MIL)180
4Great American Ball Park (CIN)176
5Globe Life Field (TEX)166
6Petco Park (SDP)150
7Nationals Park (WAS)129
8Citizens Bank Park (PHI)125
9Comerica Park (DET)115
10Guaranteed Rate Field (CHI)114
11Tropicana Field (TB)110
12Minute Maid Park (HOU)102
13T-Mobile Park (SEA)102
14Oracle Park (SF)101
15Wrigley Field (CHC)98
16Coors Field (COL)95
17Dodger Stadium (LAD)95
18Busch Stadium (STL)94
19Truist Park (ATL)93
20Camden Yards (BAL)90
21Fenway Park (BOS)86
22Kauffman Stadium (KC)83
23Rogers Centre (TOR)83
24Target Field (MIN)74
25loanDepot Park (MIA)71
26Chase Field (ARI)70
27PNC Park (PIT)69
28Citi Field (NYM)63
29Progressive Field (CLE)61
30Oakland Coliseum (OAK)53

Yankee Stadium (198) - NYY

Surprise, surprise. Yankee Stadium cracks this list as one of the most notorious hitter-friendly venues in baseball. This season, Baseball Savant has awarded the park an MLB-high score of 198 (where 100 is average). That means, among pitchers and hitters who played at Yankee Stadium and elsewhere, 98% more homers were observed in the Bronx. 

With a shallow 314-foot short porch in right field, one would think this park favors lefties more than righties. Nuh-uh. While left-handers have scored 148, righties have gone yard more frequently this season, scoring a whopping 250 on Savant's HR Park Factor. 

Angel Stadium (198) - LAA

Angel Stadium is tied for the most homer-friendly park in MLB

Angel Stadium scores identically to Yankee Stadium, which isn't terribly shocking given its reputation as a consistently hitter-friendly ballpark. This year, on HRs specifically, Anaheim is playing equal to Yankee Stadium at 198.

24 of the Angels' 34 home runs this season have come at home. For example, Shohei Ohtani is 3-for-11 (27%) on home runs at Angel Stadium this season compared to 3-for-13 (23%) on the road. That's not a glorious sample size, but as the season progresses, it'll be worth following those home/away HR trends to see if they expand.

Homer Hell: Worst MLB Ballparks For Home Runs

Maybe you love old-timey small ball? Maye you're scanning daily picks and want to fade a team with tons of sluggers? Either way, this will help inform your next move.

Oakland Coliseum (53) - OAK

There are many disasters plaguing this A's club at the moment, including record-breaking poor play, a relocation bid and attendance trouble, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how dreadful the ballpark is. A behemoth concrete monstrosity, the Coliseum is built more for football than baseball, and that's bad news for home-run hitters.

The walls are very high (as tall as 14 feet in some spots) and the corners are each 330 feet from home plate. This building swallows homers and spits them back onto the field for lousy extra-base hits. I'd reconsider any home run prop bets at the ol' Oakland Coliseum.

Progressive Field (61) - CLE

Progressive Field is among the least homer-friendly parks in MLB

Progressive Field is pretty to look at, but Savant hates the park for longballs this season. Cleveland has scored 61 out of 100, meaning homers have been few and far between in The Land. 

This ballpark is a nightmare for left-handed hitters thanks to an unnecessarily deep 410-foot center-field wall that only gradually diminishes to a 375-foot right-center power alley. All told, lefty hitters have generated a lowly score of 49 on Savant's HR factor, tied with Target Field in Minnesota for the worst score in MLB.

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