How might the Orioles’ changes at Camden Yards affect the number of home runs? Here’s what we found. | ANALYSIS

Using the search feature on Baseball Savant, MLB’s public hub for Statcast data, The Sun downloaded information on all 1,581 home runs, eventually reducing that list to 640 home runs hit to the left-third of the field that had details available about their direction and distance. Of the 62 home runs removed from the data for lacking landing coordinates or projected distances, exactly half featured a description saying they went to left or left-center field. We counted another 22 home runs that landed in the bullpens, which will be unaffected by the construction, leaving us with a final tally of 618 fully tracked home runs to the altered area, or about 39% of those hit at Camden Yards during that time.

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