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Ranking MLB teams for 2021 fantasy baseball based on park factors

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Looking into the park vs. schedule by month this year

New York Yankees Batting Practice Photo by New York Yankees/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Baseball parks play a fun factor into the dynamic of fantasy baseball. Curious on how that factor could play into the schedule for this year, I took the rate of runs scored while away vs. home in each ball park (and then gave them a ranking from 1-30) and then cross referenced that with the upcoming schedule that each team has (knowing that half their games will be home and thus weighing the balance for teams on the ends of the spectrum like Colorado vs. Oakland) to come up with a ranking by month for each teams schedule this year. As you can see, I will be avoiding Cubs, Astros and Athletics from this context.

**Please note that Toronto is assumed to be under their normal stadium Rogers Centre in this analysis for the whole season (when obviously they will be out for at least the first dozen or so games playing in Florida) so take their amazing looking schedule with a grain of salt.**

As you can imagine there is much more than this that go into a given players success but hopefully this gives some evidence for why...

  • Milwaukee struggles out of the gate and then improves while
  • The Diamondbacks mysteriously struggle in July
  • The Rangers start strong then progressively get worse
  • The Mets pop in July

2021 Fantasy Baseball Schedule Meets Park Factors

Team (30 High Score Games; 1 Low Score Games) Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Total
Team (30 High Score Games; 1 Low Score Games) Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Total
Toronto Blue Jays 30 29 30 29 28 28 29 30
Colorado Rockies 29 30 26 28 24 27 25 29
Boston Red Sox 22 27 27 30 30 24 5 28
Cincinnati Reds 28 28 24 25 27 25 21 27
New York Yankees 27 20 29 22 25 30 27 26
Los Angeles Angels 26 21 25 20 23 23 7 25
Arizona D'Backs 23 23 23 16 29 21 25 24
Cleveland Indians 25 22 19 15 26 29 13 23
Atlanta Braves 19 24 22 18 15 26 23 22
Pittsburgh Pirates 18 19 21 26 22 17 21 21
Chicago White Sox 24 26 17 14 20 20 19 20
San Francisco Giants 15 25 18 19 21 22 17 19
Kansas City Royals 20 15 20 27 13 15 15 18
Milwaukee Brewers 8 17 28 23 16 19 9 17
Texas Rangers 21 11 13 11 17 16 13 16
Tampa Bay Rays 16 16 9 21 7 13 27 15
St. Louis Cardinals 12 18 7 17 19 10 11 14
New York Mets 14 13 10 24 10 8 23 13
Philadelphia Phillies 17 14 16 12 8 11 3 12
Los Angeles Dodgers 10 8 15 10 6 18 9 11
Minnesota Twins 11 10 6 9 14 12 15 10
San Diego Padres 13 9 11 6 18 6 17 9
Detroit Tigers 4 11 14 5 9 7 19 8
Baltimore Orioles 9 2 8 8 12 14 29 7
Seattle Mariners 3 1 12 13 4 5 7 6
Washington Nationals 5 5 2 3 1 9 5 5
Miami Marlins 6 6 4 2 11 2 3 4
Chicago Cubs 7 4 1 4 2 3 11 3
Houston Astros 2 3 3 7 3 1 1 2
Oakland Athletics 1 7 5 1 5 4 1 1