Back in 1995 when the Rockies opened Coors Field, the ballpark’s engineers had to be over bettors.
A stadium in the thin air of Denver was a great idea at the time, with all the ‘roid rage and longball love that was going on back then. Not much has changed since.
It probably shouldn’t be much of a shock to see Coors Field ranking at, or near the top, of many offensive statistics for MLB ballparks this season.
Coors currently ranks No. 1 in the bigs in ballpark OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) and as of Monday, had seen more homers (80) fly over its fences than any other team in the majors.
Here’s a quick look at the five top offensive parks in MLB (ranked here by OPS) and how their home teams are performing for bettors.
All stats current prior to Monday night's action.
Coors Field, Colorado Rockies
Home record: 15-15
Over/under home record: 18-10-2
Batters have a .486 slugging percentage at Coors and Rockies home games see an average of 12.50 runs per game. The Rockies are in Arizona for a few games before hosting the Angels later this week.
Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox
Home record: 13-14
Over/under home record: 17-9-1
After a slow start, the Red Sox are coming around at Fenway while making a pile of cash for over bettors. Red Sox faithful are seeing and average of 10.63 runs per game at Fenway with easily the highest double count (138) double count thanks in large part to the Green Monster. The Red Sox play at home all week.
Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals
Home record: 13-11
Over/under home record: 18-6
Hitters are batting .282 at Busch Stadium with an average of 10.33 runs per game even though only 51 homers have been hit there so far this year. The Cards kick off a nine-game home stand this weekend against Cleveland.
Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks
Home record: 10-15
Over/under home record: 15-10
The Diamondbacks don’t have a great offense and haven’t been great in their own park this season, but Chase Field still sees an average of 9.64 runs per game. Hitters are slugging .446 so far at Chase and the Diamondbacks host the Rockies followed by the A’s this week.
Target Field, Minnesota Twins
Home record: 9-17
Over/under home record: 11-12-3
The Twins rank 23rd in the league averaging only 3.96 runs per game overall, but opponents are feasting on the club’s 5.15 ERA (30th). Hitters enjoy a .342 on-base percentage at Target, which will welcome in the Cubs this weekend.