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How Good is the Diamondbacks' Offense Away from Home? | June
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There is no question that Chase Field is a park that favors hitters, and the Diamondbacks' hitters have clearly received a boost by playing half of their games there. But the perception has been that the team hits well at home, but struggles on the road. With 80 games of the season now complete, and exactly 40 games played at home and 40 on the road, let's take a look at the splits at this point of the season.

Let's start with the NL stats at home, through games of Monday, June 27th.  

Rank TEAM - HOME R/G GP R HR AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 Milwaukee 5.35 40 214 55 .282 .355 .475 .830
2 Colorado 5.32 38 202 41 .271 .346 .434 .779
3 Cincinnati 5.22 41 214 49 .270 .337 .428 .765
4 Arizona 4.85 40 194 49 .260 .334 .448 .782
5 Philadelphia 4.33 43 186 37 .251 .333 .387 .720
6 Chicago Cubs 4.31 39 168 31 .273 .328 .410 .737
7 NY Mets 4.26 38 162 25 .263 .338 .400 .738
8 Washington 4.17 35 146 38 .250 .316 .409 .725
9 St. Louis 4.03 39 157 30 .258 .335 .381 .716
10 Houston 4.00 41 164 21 .266 .327 .390 .717
11 Florida 3.93 40 157 33 .251 .319 .386 .705
12 Atlanta 3.87 39 151 43 .248 .322 .401 .724
13 Pittsburgh 3.33 39 130 18 .230 .296 .323 .619
14 LA Dodgers 2.98 43 128 23 .239 .297 .337 .634
15 San Francisco 2.81 37 104 14 .232 .303 .340 .644
16 San Diego 2.70 44 119 22 .214 .292 .314 .606

National League 4.05 40 162 33 .254 .324 .391 .715


The Diamondbacks' offense has scored 194 Runs in 40 Games, for an average of 4.85 Runs/Game. That ranks them 4th in the NL, although the team is 2nd in both HR and OPS.  The most surprising stat in this table is that the San Francisco Giants as a team have only hit 14 HR at home all season - for the Diamondbacks, Chris Young has 11 HR at home already this year, and Justin Upton has 10.  

On the road, the numbers are quite different for many teams.

Rank TEAM - ROAD R/G GP R HR AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 St. Louis 5.30 40 212 40 .278 .346 .438 .783
2 LA Dodgers 4.97 37 184 37 .283 .350 .419 .768
3 Cincinnati 4.46 39 174 35 .253 .330 .380 .710
4 San Diego 4.39 36 158 23 .259 .323 .370 .693
5 NY Mets 4.38 40 175 22 .254 .323 .360 .683
6 Arizona 4.23 40 169 38 .242 .304 .389 .693
7 Pittsburgh 4.21 38 160 32 .251 .326 .381 .706
8 Houston 4.00 38 152 23 .253 .304 .369 .673
9 San Francisco 3.93 41 161 34 .242 .303 .368 .671
10 Atlanta 3.90 41 160 41 .226 .287 .371 .658
11 Chicago Cubs 3.90 39 152 34 .259 .312 .395 .708
12 Philadelphia 3.72 36 134 27 .239 .304 .356 .661
13 Washington 3.70 44 163 37 .220 .292 .344 .636
14 Colorado 3.63 40 145 41 .235 .303 .386 .689
15 Florida 3.58 38 136 29 .238 .304 .362 .666
16 Milwaukee 3.51 39 137 36 .231 .289 .369 .658
National League 4.13 39 161 33 .248 .313 .379 .691

The raw numbers for the Diamondbacks are way down - 25 fewer runs in the same number of games, .059 fewer points of SLG, and .089 lower in OPS. However, the team still ranks #6 in Runs Scored/Game in the NL, and is still #4 in HR and #4 in SLG.  The biggest turnaround is for the Milwaukee Brewers, who lead the league in scoring at Home with 5.35 R/G, and are last in Road scoring at 3.51 R/G. The Padres are almost the exact opposite - last in scoring at Home at 2.70 R/G, but fourth in Road scoring with 4.39 R/G. The Dodgers are similar, ranking 14th at Home but 2nd on the Road.

Finally, here are the overall NL offensive totals for each team:

RK TEAM - TOTAL R/G GP R HR AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 Cincinnati 4.85 80 388 84 .262 .334 .404 .737
2 St. Louis 4.67 79 369 70 .269 .341 .411 .752
3 Arizona 4.54 80 363 87 .251 .319 .418 .737
4 Colorado 4.45 78 347 82 .252 .323 .409 .732
5 Milwaukee 4.44 79 351 91 .257 .322 .422 .744
6 NY Mets 4.32 78 337 47 .258 .330 .379 .709
7 Chicago Cubs 4.10 78 320 65 .266 .320 .402 .722
8 Philadelphia 4.05 79 320 64 .246 .320 .373 .693
9 Houston 4.00 79 316 44 .260 .316 .380 .696
10 Washington 3.91 79 309 75 .233 .302 .371 .673
11 LA Dodgers 3.90 80 312 60 .260 .323 .377 .700
12 Atlanta 3.89 80 311 84 .236 .304 .385 .689
13 Pittsburgh 3.77 77 290 50 .240 .311 .352 .663
14 Florida 3.76 78 293 62 .244 .312 .374 .686
15 San Diego 3.46 80 277 45 .235 .306 .340 .647
16 San Francisco 3.40 78 265 48 .238 .303 .355 .659
National League 4.09 79 323 66 .250 .318 .385 .702

The conclusion to draw is that the Diamondbacks' offense is actually above average, both at home and on the road. The Diamondbacks rank #3 in Runs/Game overall, and are #4 at Home and #6 on the Road. Yes, their Road stats are significantly lower than at Home, but the team is still scoring runs at an above-average rate on the Road.  Ranked by OPS+ (OPS, normalized by Average Park Factors, from Baseball-Reference.com), the Diamondbacks also rank #4, with an OPS+ of 101.