Busch Stadium

September 27, 2023
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Home Runs
LF LF LC CF CF RC RF RF
Typical0.980.900.810.980.980.680.820.88
Doubles and Triples
LF LF LC CF CF RC RF RF
Typical0.940.880.960.880.830.940.790.96
Singles
LF LF LC CF CF RC RF RF
Typical1.081.011.010.960.950.981.001.01
Typical Conditions
For games played outdoors during the regular season
Wind Direction
16%19%21%10%10%7%9%9%
Wind Speed (mph)
0 - 3 4 - 7 8 - 12 13 - 20 21 +
6%49%36%8%0%
Temperature (°F)
< 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 > 90
2%6%14%27%43%7%
Humidity (%)
0 - 20 21 - 40 41 - 60 61 - 80 81 - 100
0%6%38%46%10%
Averages and Measurements
Rankings out of 30 active MLB parks (1=high, 30=low)
Value Rank
Runs-7%28
Home Runs-11%25
Doubles & Triples-8%24
Singles-1%18
Strikeouts-1%23
Walks0%11
Batter Contact+0.6%8
Wind Speed8 mph17
Blowing Out+1.2%8
Blowing In-1.9%10
Wind Receptiveness+3.1%5
Temperature77°7
Humidity63%10
Altitude455 ft14
Carry-0.3%17
Variation3.9%27
Stadium Overview
  Located about 2,000 feet west of the Mississippi River, the 3rd iteration of Busch Stadium is one of the clearest pitchers parks in all of Major League Baseball. Like its predecessor, the field is nearly symmetrical in layout with most portions of the fence playing deeper than a typical MLB park. If there is one spot to hit a HR at Busch itís straight-away CF, which measures a couple feet shorter than the MLB average.

  Not only does the St. Louis venue rank toward the bottom of the league in expected HRs, but its traditional shape makes it a difficult spot for doubles and triples as well. Typically, irregular angles, wide open areas of the outfield, and tall fences are what give way to extra base hits. Busch Stadium has none of these.

  One notable aspect of the park is that itís pretty susceptible to wind (ranked 5th in wind receptiveness). Although wind speed is close to the MLB average, its direction can vary quite a bit leading to the potential for different day-to-day run environments. Average temperature at Busch is 77 degrees (7th warmest in MLB), but carry distance still ranks close to the middle of the pack. Overall, Ballpark Pal ranks the venue 28th for runs, 25th for home runs, and 24th for doubles and triples.
Sim Accuracy
Simulated runs have been 9% lower than actual (-68 runs over 76 games)
Totals Difference % Dif Median Dif
Act Sim # % Away Home Med Abs
Runs732664-68-9%-14%-4%-0.463.04
Hits14001239-161-12%-13%-10%-1.243.23
1B929805-124-13%-14%-13%-1.732.50
2B/3B292266-26-9%-20%6%0.021.45
HR179168-11-6%4%-14%0.040.81
BB588564-24-4%0%-8%1.002.15
K11741188141%2%0%0.612.69
Sim is lower than actuals    Sim is higher than actuals
Date Away Away SP Home SP Runs Sim Dif Hits Sim Dif 1B Sim Dif 2B/3B Sim Dif HR Sim Dif BB Sim Dif Ks Sim Dif
9/21MILMileyMikolas68.522.521616.470.471010.740.7443.69-0.3122.040.0446.612.611512.09-2.91
9/20MILHouserThompson108.33-1.671615.99-0.01910.741.7443.36-0.6431.88-1.1268.092.091217.705.70
9/19MILMegillRom108.24-1.761715.79-1.21810.522.5273.30-3.7021.97-0.03127.65-4.351514.62-0.38
9/18MILPeraltaWainwright18.417.411115.674.67910.161.1613.652.6511.870.8728.116.111315.672.67
9/17PHIWalkerHudson119.98-1.022017.58-2.421211.53-0.4753.68-1.3232.37-0.6388.300.301113.592.59
9/16PHISuarezMikolas78.991.991716.75-0.251210.52-1.4843.72-0.2812.511.5186.69-1.311215.303.30
9/15PHINolaThompson88.500.501716.48-0.521410.38-3.6224.282.2811.820.82117.11-3.891617.291.29
9/3PITOviedoThompson109.20-0.801616.200.201210.27-1.7323.631.6322.300.30128.71-3.291315.652.65
9/2PITHatchRom139.30-3.701917.17-1.831310.91-2.0924.002.0042.27-1.7397.29-1.711014.104.10
9/1PITKellerHudson69.553.551317.444.441011.161.1624.072.0712.211.2177.620.621515.600.60
8/30SDHillMikolas88.400.402116.14-4.861510.56-4.4443.43-0.5722.140.1446.732.73913.974.97
8/29SDLugoThompson118.39-2.612116.27-4.731510.64-4.3633.550.5532.08-0.9277.000.001817.71-0.29
8/28SDSnellWainwright59.864.861616.490.491410.41-3.5913.682.6812.401.40119.71-1.291317.784.78
8/20NYMCarrascoHudson109.21-0.792216.67-5.331710.96-6.0433.450.4522.270.2748.004.001813.71-4.29
8/19NYMSengaMikolas159.18-5.831816.93-1.071011.151.1543.47-0.5342.31-1.6977.590.591616.450.45
8/18NYMLucchesiThompson88.830.831916.58-2.431510.99-4.0123.731.7321.86-0.1487.97-0.031416.832.83
8/17NYMQuintanaWainwright69.063.061216.194.19610.284.2833.690.6932.21-0.7998.10-0.901113.712.71
8/16OAKBlackburnLiberatore88.580.582316.91-6.091611.26-4.7463.89-2.1111.750.7567.151.151914.43-4.57
8/15OAKWatkinsHudson89.151.152018.30-1.701012.582.5863.73-2.2741.98-2.0276.02-0.981213.161.16
8/14OAKSearsMikolas127.98-4.021615.38-0.62129.44-2.5623.391.3922.560.56145.79-8.211716.94-0.07
8/6COLGomberThompson18.317.311315.892.89910.311.3143.31-0.6902.272.27106.79-3.211816.01-1.99
8/5COLBlachMatz89.701.701817.63-0.371210.85-1.1544.300.3022.480.4867.281.281416.462.46
8/4COLFlexenWainwright1310.15-2.852918.02-10.982011.63-8.3764.15-1.8532.24-0.7658.283.281214.392.39
8/3MINGrayLiberatore810.102.101518.313.311011.841.8424.232.2332.24-0.7648.164.161516.541.54
8/2MINRyanHudson108.51-1.491415.531.5389.231.2313.852.8552.46-2.5476.98-0.021918.36-0.64
8/1MINLopezMikolas58.213.211415.431.43109.44-0.5633.500.5012.491.4926.384.381617.701.70
7/30CHCHendricksMatz38.955.951316.763.761010.560.5633.890.8902.322.3227.015.01817.109.10
7/29CHCTaillonWainwright610.614.611517.842.841110.95-0.0523.911.9122.980.9898.20-0.801113.942.94
7/28CHCWesneskiMontgomery58.673.671515.800.8099.820.8233.400.4032.58-0.4287.12-0.881717.560.56
7/27CHCSteeleMikolas138.98-4.022216.51-5.491310.30-2.7063.81-2.1932.40-0.60106.86-3.141414.740.74
7/19MIAAlcantaraHudson109.37-0.632317.94-5.061811.97-6.0334.021.0221.96-0.0547.243.241113.822.82
7/18MIACabreraMontgomery78.641.641716.09-0.911310.28-2.7223.791.7922.010.0197.89-1.112716.92-10.08
7/17MIALuzardoMikolas107.64-2.362315.53-7.481610.12-5.8853.39-1.6122.020.0266.140.141015.975.97
7/16WASGrayFlaherty129.26-2.741716.69-0.31910.831.8353.63-1.3832.24-0.77118.13-2.871314.021.02
7/15WASIrvinMatz158.11-6.892815.91-12.091610.31-5.6983.71-4.2941.89-2.1167.101.101314.651.65
7/14WASWilliamsMikolas129.06-2.941416.782.78910.651.6523.631.6332.51-0.5056.541.541811.56-6.44
7/2NYYColeMontgomery69.033.031416.792.791010.730.7333.460.4612.601.6086.66-1.341616.630.63
7/1NYYSeverinoFlaherty159.47-5.532216.57-5.431510.54-4.4643.48-0.5232.56-0.45138.53-4.48917.258.25
7/1NYYHamiltonLiberatore89.691.691716.83-0.171310.52-2.4833.830.8312.471.4798.61-0.391416.112.11
6/29HOUFranceWainwright149.25-4.752216.80-5.201610.82-5.1843.62-0.3822.360.36107.57-2.431113.262.26
6/28HOUJavierMikolas177.42-9.582214.79-7.21119.43-1.5763.39-2.6151.97-3.03126.27-5.731813.66-4.34
6/27HOUValdezMontgomery67.701.701515.810.811010.140.1433.780.7821.89-0.1156.011.011616.650.65
6/14SFDeSclafaniMontgomery138.29-4.712015.53-4.47179.60-7.4013.462.4622.470.4756.591.593115.30-15.70
6/13SFCobbFlaherty149.13-4.872415.97-8.031510.39-4.6172.97-4.0322.620.62148.54-5.461817.61-0.39
6/12SFWebbLiberatore78.201.202215.84-6.161710.34-6.6633.460.4622.050.0577.160.161216.074.07
6/11CINGreeneWainwright78.311.311715.73-1.271210.20-1.8043.65-0.3511.880.8878.081.081518.423.42
6/10CINAbbottMikolas127.47-4.542015.35-4.651110.03-0.9773.58-3.4221.74-0.26116.73-4.271016.746.74
6/9CINLivelyMontgomery117.35-3.651815.06-2.94129.78-2.2233.520.5231.76-1.2486.61-1.391717.340.34
5/30KCGreinkeMikolas38.265.261015.795.79710.033.0333.320.3202.452.4546.302.302015.46-4.54
5/29KCStaumontWainwright79.542.541816.67-1.331310.48-2.5233.720.7222.470.4758.543.541916.32-2.68
5/21LADKershawFlaherty158.52-6.481815.85-2.151310.28-2.7243.46-0.5512.121.12107.68-2.322216.89-5.11
5/20LADSyndergaardMikolas118.46-2.541716.02-0.98910.181.1863.66-2.3422.170.1756.911.911214.362.36
5/19LADGonsolinMatz58.483.481216.474.47611.215.2153.13-1.8712.131.13106.99-3.011816.44-1.56
5/18LADUriasWainwright249.34-14.662117.34-3.66811.053.0543.74-0.2692.56-6.44116.78-4.22815.017.01
5/17MILBurnesLiberatore38.645.641515.260.26129.83-2.1723.241.2412.191.1978.811.812015.65-4.35
5/16MILMileyMontgomery58.343.341615.72-0.28910.431.4342.93-1.0832.37-0.63107.03-2.982014.22-5.78
5/15MILPeraltaFlaherty1910.28-8.722216.71-5.291610.86-5.1423.571.5742.29-1.711210.82-1.181816.88-1.12
5/7DETFaedoMatz189.61-8.391816.96-1.04911.052.0533.270.2762.64-3.3647.933.93915.126.12
5/6DETTurnbullWainwright119.78-1.222217.38-4.621611.48-4.5243.51-0.4922.390.3978.111.111813.62-4.38
5/5DETBoydMontgomery97.78-1.222115.14-5.861210.28-1.7273.00-4.0021.86-0.1467.571.572114.57-6.43
5/4LAACanningFlaherty188.59-9.412615.13-10.87199.97-9.0353.05-1.9522.110.1189.141.141316.833.83
5/3LAAOhtaniMikolas107.99-2.012014.81-5.19129.88-2.1232.88-0.1252.04-2.9658.403.402517.91-7.09
5/2LAASandovalMatz68.212.211215.453.451010.760.7612.621.6212.071.0767.971.971715.45-1.55
4/19ARIBumgarnerWoodford199.12-9.882416.60-7.401210.95-1.0583.17-4.8342.48-1.52127.23-4.771611.43-4.57
4/18ARIJamesonMontgomery158.13-6.872215.95-6.051111.010.0173.05-3.9541.89-2.1197.05-1.951615.00-1.00
4/17ARIKellyFlaherty99.040.041115.964.96410.996.9942.86-1.1432.11-0.8969.103.101615.22-0.78
4/16PITKellerMikolas87.73-0.272014.90-5.10139.99-3.0162.92-3.0811.990.99117.38-3.621216.754.75
4/15PITContrerasMatz98.70-0.301716.23-0.771010.570.5753.27-1.7322.390.39147.21-6.792116.25-4.75
4/14PITOviedoWoodford28.746.741715.68-1.321510.77-4.2322.770.7702.142.1458.913.912016.70-3.30
4/13PITVelasquezMontgomery58.893.891516.431.43611.145.1473.06-3.9422.240.2487.71-0.301916.65-2.35
4/5ATLElderMikolas77.360.361615.15-0.85810.042.0463.08-2.9222.030.0365.46-0.541514.81-0.19
4/4ATLDoddMatz58.373.372216.41-5.591810.81-7.1923.411.4122.190.1926.074.071815.77-2.23
4/3ATLMortonWoodford128.23-3.772216.29-5.711510.99-4.0133.150.1542.15-1.8586.48-1.531516.961.96
4/2TORBassittMontgomery138.21-4.792616.74-9.271511.51-3.4973.22-3.7842.00-2.0045.981.98914.415.41
4/1TORGausmanFlaherty57.722.721316.153.151311.09-1.9103.393.3901.671.67136.49-6.511616.510.51
3/30TORManoahMikolas188.30-9.713416.25-17.752710.55-16.4553.44-1.5622.260.26116.26-4.741915.64-3.36
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