That's from my November 23 post: Miguel Cabrera MVP supporters: what if ...
I received a comment, which contained this: "It doesn't matter what Hamilton or Granderson did in their bandbox ballparks".
I had already addressed this in part:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Cabrera hit 28 home runs (HR) at home in 295 at bats (AB) and only 16 on the road in 327 AB. AB/HR: 10.5/20.4.
Miguel Cabrera's home rate was about twice as good at home. But let's look at Hamilton and Granderson as the commentor suggests but did not bother to do. Maybe he's bucking for a network job.
The real point here is why are people so lazy? The data is readily available for free. Why not check before writing something that can be checked and possibly refuted. OK, here is the data for those three plus Mike Trout just for fun.
Player Place AB HR AB/HR Pct higher (percent more AB to homer on road)
Trout Home 261 16 16.31
Trout Away 298 14 21.29 30.49%
Cabrera Home 295 28 10.54
Cabrera Away 327 16 20.44 93.98%
Granderson Home 286 26 11.00
Granderson Away 310 17 18.24 65.78%
Hamilton Home 280 22 12.73
Hamilton Away 282 21 13.43 5.51%