Combined, these young guns accounted for 38 percent of all home runs hit by the Blue Jays in 2009. If their success is going to continue, all three must continue to perform well at home inside the dome.
Just out of curiosity, I wanted to see what the home run distribution was like for Aaron Hill, Adam Lind, and Travis Snider inside the Rogers Centre. There really isn't a lot of analyzing to do here, but it's interesting to see where the majority of their home runs landed at home.
If it seemed like a lot of Aaron Hill's home runs barely cleared the left field wall at the Rogers Centre, it's because they did. Hill only ever once hit one over the fence anywhere than left field, and most of them were relatively shallow.
Travis Snider, on the other hand, showed some pop and went opposite field numerous times at home in 2009. Distribution is about even from left to right field (five to left, four to right).
When it comes to the Adam Lind data, it's easy to see why he's such a versatile hitter. He has power to all parts of the field, even dead centre field on multiple occasions (which is well over 400 feet from home plate). Lind could easily take almost any pitch and deposit it over the fence in any part of the ballpark.
Home Run Data courtesy of Hit Tracker , hat tip to Camden Crazies and Capital Avenue Club for the heads up, and big thanks to Clem's Baseball for the ballpark dimensions.
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