Minute Maid Park

December 8, 2023
No game today
Home Runs
LF LF LC CF CF RC RF RF
Typical1.331.451.030.770.501.021.301.32
Doubles and Triples
LF LF LC CF CF RC RF RF
Typical1.041.241.200.970.990.910.770.87
Singles
LF LF LC CF CF RC RF RF
Typical0.930.930.900.910.900.930.911.00
Typical Conditions
For games played outdoors during the regular season
Roof Status
Closed Open
84%16%
Wind Direction
2%2%6%42%22%11%5%10%
Wind Speed (mph)
0 - 3 4 - 7 8 - 12 13 - 20 21 +
4%25%48%22%0%
Temperature (°F)
< 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 > 90
0%1%8%45%46%0%
Humidity (%)
0 - 20 21 - 40 41 - 60 61 - 80 81 - 100
0%21%55%24%0%
Averages and Measurements
Rankings out of 30 active MLB parks (1=high, 30=low)
Value Rank
Runs-0%15
Home Runs+15%3
Doubles & Triples0%14
Singles-8%30
Strikeouts+1%6
Walks+1%3
Batter Contact-0.6%23
Wind Speed10 mph1
Blowing Out+1.2%6
Blowing In0.0%29
Wind Receptiveness+1.2%24
Temperature78°6
Humidity51%24
Altitude38 ft24
Carry+0.2%8
Variation4.5%24
Stadium Overview
  Located in downtown Houston, Minute Maid Park features one of the most unique field designs in MLB. It can be described as the anti-Angel Stadium, with two of the most home-run friendly corners and a particularly deep CF fence. Believe it or not, the wall in center measured 436 feet from home plate until it was moved forward to a still-distant 409 in 2016.

  Minute Maidís primary focal point is the 21-foot wall that stands just 315 from home plate (to the foul pole). While similar to Fenway Park, Minute Maidís version of the ďGreen MonsterĒ is actually a much more appealing home run target. Itís 16 feet shorter, just 5 feet deeper, and one of the top spots for cheap dingers in all of MLB. Right field in Houston plays just as favorable. Measuring 326 down the line, the 7-foot wall often fails to keep fly balls in play that would have been doubles or routine outs in other parks. The deep 9-foot wall in center provides some much needed balance to the field as itís the most difficult CF for home runs outside of Comerica Park.

  A notable piece of Minute Maidís field is the 25-foot wall above the enclosed bullpen in left (just right of the short porch). Itís a great target for doubles off the wall as it measures much shallower than the league average at that spot. It can be a tough park for singles (rated 30th in MLB) likely due to the unique shape of the outfield.

  Minute Maid Park has a retractable roof, but itís only left open for about 16% of games, usually occurring in April and May when the temperature is cooler. When itís open, the downtown Houston venue ranks 6th in average temperature (78 degrees). The wind blows out 58% of the time (vs 35% blowing in) but the tall walls surrounding the park tend to neutralize its effect. Since games tend to take place either indoors or in mild 75-degree weather, Minute Maid sees very little day-to-day variation (ranked 23rd in MLB).
Sim Accuracy
Simulated runs have been 1% higher than actual (5 runs over 87 games)
Totals Difference % Dif Median Dif
Act Sim # % Away Home Med Abs
Runs79780251%-6%8%-0.113.15
Hits14751415-60-4%-10%2%-0.653.07
1B943853-90-10%-15%-4%-0.652.76
2B/3B31732251%-6%10%0.451.43
HR2152412612%6%19%0.550.93
BB668656-12-2%4%-7%1.162.19
K14581537795%2%10%1.292.40
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
9/24KCCruzBrown119.68-1.321416.232.2379.472.4723.811.8152.96-2.0488.170.171616.910.91
9/23KCLylesFrance510.965.961317.774.77910.491.4934.101.1013.182.1858.563.561814.63-3.37
9/22KCRagansValdez129.77-2.231317.004.00610.484.4853.75-1.2522.780.78128.08-3.922218.08-3.92
9/20BALBradishJavier39.726.721116.255.2569.523.5253.65-1.3503.073.0798.16-0.842316.88-6.12
9/19BALGibsonBrown149.90-4.102017.17-2.841010.270.2733.790.7973.11-3.8987.26-0.741815.78-2.22
9/18BALMeansVerlander1510.17-4.842616.94-9.061410.03-3.9793.74-5.2633.170.1777.900.901515.540.54
9/13OAKBlackburnBrown89.891.891116.795.79710.173.1713.672.6732.96-0.0497.82-1.181517.262.26
9/12OAKSearsVerlander89.831.831616.650.6589.451.4564.07-1.9323.131.1337.174.171516.631.63
9/11OAKMillerValdez48.984.981015.915.9169.573.5713.822.8232.53-0.4847.963.961916.17-2.83
9/10SDWaldronFrance1410.00-4.001817.51-0.491210.93-1.0733.920.9232.66-0.34127.84-4.161014.464.46
9/9SDLugoJavier129.21-2.792015.90-4.10129.38-2.6263.82-2.1822.710.7188.020.021415.871.87
9/8SDSnellBrown139.59-3.411615.74-0.2699.460.4653.47-1.5322.810.8199.320.321818.380.38
9/3NYYKingJavier79.072.071515.440.44109.27-0.7333.570.5722.610.6119.108.101718.651.65
9/2NYYSeverinoBrown99.330.331716.27-0.73129.74-2.2623.811.8132.72-0.2887.93-0.081818.730.73
9/1NYYRodonVerlander88.580.581214.812.8148.684.6833.480.4852.65-2.3568.102.101019.029.02
8/24BOSBelloFrance189.70-8.303417.33-16.672210.90-11.1093.90-5.1032.53-0.47117.72-3.281414.660.66
8/23BOSSaleUrquidy128.48-3.522115.25-5.75158.94-6.0743.68-0.3222.630.6397.28-1.732118.45-2.55
8/22BOSHouckVerlander108.34-1.661815.02-2.9899.150.1573.45-3.5522.420.4287.68-0.321816.20-1.80
8/21BOSPaxtonJavier139.16-3.842715.39-11.61188.77-9.2353.62-1.3843.00-1.0088.110.111517.152.15
8/20SEAHancockBrown138.82-4.182716.12-10.88169.86-6.14103.56-6.4512.711.7186.84-1.162417.90-6.10
8/19SEAGilbertValdez138.82-4.182815.97-12.03169.52-6.4863.68-2.3262.77-3.2356.911.911818.350.35
8/18SEAMillerFrance28.506.501316.093.0999.790.7923.831.8322.460.4636.773.771417.073.07
8/13LAASilsethUrquidy38.915.911115.124.1268.762.7643.39-0.6112.971.9778.231.232019.75-0.25
8/12LAAAndersonFrance1410.37-3.631817.23-0.77129.97-2.0444.100.1023.161.1667.921.921416.402.40
8/11LAADetmersVerlander148.75-5.262214.81-7.19158.08-6.9243.65-0.3633.080.08107.57-2.431619.633.63
8/2CLEBibeeBlanco58.133.131715.21-1.79119.39-1.6143.57-0.4322.250.25107.27-2.731517.442.44
8/1CLEWilliamsValdez29.027.02616.7010.70510.585.5813.712.7102.412.4157.312.311716.70-0.30
7/31CLESyndergaardFrance109.71-0.291617.871.871311.17-1.8324.182.1812.531.53146.50-7.501112.201.20
7/30TBLittellBielak109.89-0.112216.91-5.091810.23-7.7733.740.7412.941.9458.013.011517.162.16
7/29TBBradleyBrown219.28-11.722517.05-7.951110.50-0.5163.91-2.0982.65-5.36117.09-3.911618.372.37
7/28TBMcClanahanJavier79.822.821416.792.79910.041.0433.690.6923.061.0697.71-1.292116.94-4.06
7/26TEXHeaneyValdez1810.69-7.312317.54-5.461310.14-2.8644.200.2063.21-2.80108.48-1.521316.643.64
7/25TEXRodriguezFrance79.262.261716.94-0.061110.35-0.6534.051.0532.55-0.4546.782.781013.283.28
7/24TEXGrayBielak1910.07-8.931917.63-1.381410.99-3.0124.042.0432.59-0.41148.32-5.682314.97-8.04
7/9SEAGilbertBielak49.325.32916.347.3449.755.7543.83-0.1712.761.7657.702.701615.98-0.02
7/8SEAWooValdez57.982.98915.296.2969.433.4323.501.5012.371.3796.63-2.371619.133.13
7/7SEACastilloBrown118.60-2.401815.52-2.48129.13-2.8853.71-1.2912.691.6997.36-1.641720.843.84
7/6SEAKirbyBlanco69.203.201316.313.3189.861.8623.531.5332.93-0.0767.281.281618.742.74
7/5COLAndersonFrance109.51-0.491816.92-1.081310.71-2.2903.753.7552.46-2.5448.104.101515.470.47
7/4COLFreelandBielak59.254.251616.680.681210.52-1.4823.581.5822.580.5887.57-0.431215.423.42
6/21NYMMegillJavier188.77-9.231916.06-2.941110.07-0.9353.61-1.3932.39-0.61187.30-10.702115.99-5.02
6/20NYMVerlanderValdez68.252.251315.482.48109.46-0.5523.451.4512.581.5846.662.661618.402.40
6/19NYMScherzerBrown128.36-3.651915.35-3.65139.34-3.6633.520.5232.49-0.5157.192.191919.420.42
6/18CINWeaverBlanco148.58-5.422215.70-6.30139.67-3.3353.70-1.3042.33-1.67117.99-3.011418.044.04
6/17CINGreeneBielak128.76-3.242015.27-4.73119.29-1.7163.69-2.3132.29-0.71139.10-3.901220.998.99
6/16CINAbbottFrance38.195.191115.434.4379.552.5533.640.6412.231.2357.512.51916.127.12
6/15WASGoreJavier58.223.221815.51-2.49159.48-5.5223.561.5612.461.4666.680.681617.801.80
6/14WASGrayValdez98.48-0.521515.760.7689.771.7753.64-1.3622.350.3527.345.341516.851.85
6/13WASCorbinBrown78.561.561517.122.12810.992.9933.910.9142.22-1.78105.85-4.151415.651.65
6/4LAACanningFrance39.956.951117.096.09710.123.1223.751.7523.221.2247.513.511116.275.27
6/3LAASandovalJavier159.97-5.032416.29-7.71149.31-4.6973.61-3.3933.370.37118.17-2.831417.043.04
6/2LAAOhtaniValdez89.871.871916.12-2.88149.11-4.8933.610.6123.401.4078.131.131620.624.62
6/1LAADetmersBlanco710.153.152016.94-3.061410.16-3.8553.62-1.3913.172.1768.302.301519.764.76
5/31MINVarlandBrown107.76-2.241715.18-1.82129.17-2.8333.530.5322.470.47125.99-6.012320.12-2.88
5/30MINRyanBielak68.612.611215.363.3689.021.0223.621.6222.730.73107.43-2.572220.43-1.57
5/29MINGrayFrance128.34-3.662214.93-7.07178.59-8.4123.591.5932.75-0.2597.19-1.812320.31-2.69
5/21OAKKaprielianValdez29.757.75916.957.95610.014.0133.890.8903.043.0487.29-0.711418.354.35
5/20OAKSearsBrown59.264.261416.142.14109.72-0.2833.700.7012.721.7237.954.951918.29-0.71
5/19OAKWaldichukBielak610.254.251816.77-1.23139.70-3.3043.98-0.0213.092.09118.69-2.311516.881.88
5/17CHCSmylyFrance138.63-4.372615.05-10.95128.92-3.0893.40-5.6052.73-2.27108.24-1.762118.96-2.04
5/16CHCSteeleJavier108.38-1.621514.98-0.0269.193.1973.26-3.7422.530.5358.033.032019.21-0.79
5/15CHCTaillonValdez109.33-0.671916.05-2.95149.48-4.5233.770.7722.800.8078.191.192218.66-3.34
5/3SFWebbValdez69.033.031216.094.0999.710.7113.452.4522.930.9367.281.281920.291.29
5/2SFDeSclafaniBrown28.316.311015.345.3479.762.7633.230.2302.362.3697.52-1.481118.527.52
5/1SFStriplingGarcia108.84-1.171515.480.48129.17-2.8313.532.5322.790.7987.56-0.441619.953.95
4/30PHIFalterUrquidy79.592.591417.073.07910.481.4823.501.5033.090.0976.90-0.101518.943.94
4/29PHIWheelerJavier79.142.141815.55-2.4589.041.0473.48-3.5233.030.0367.851.852220.01-2.00
4/28PHINolaValdez49.155.151116.545.54610.174.1733.680.6822.700.7007.237.231519.294.29
4/19TORBerriosGarcia89.531.531217.235.23810.612.6133.850.8512.771.7767.061.061416.352.35
4/18TORBassittUrquidy69.973.971617.231.231210.47-1.5323.631.6323.131.1337.474.471716.15-0.85
4/17TORGausmanJavier118.30-2.701515.290.2989.241.2433.290.2942.76-1.2566.700.702320.30-2.70
4/16TEXHeaneyValdez108.95-1.051216.144.1469.783.7853.61-1.3912.751.75117.24-3.761921.392.39
4/15TEXGrayBrown108.86-1.141715.78-1.22159.84-5.1623.391.3902.552.5587.87-0.131317.914.91
4/14TEXPerezGarcia89.181.181716.35-0.65109.96-0.0443.79-0.2132.60-0.4087.45-0.551915.55-3.45
4/5DETRodriguezJavier108.92-1.081816.39-1.611010.060.0653.58-1.4232.75-0.2546.802.801318.515.51
4/4DETManningValdez99.080.082217.19-4.811810.99-7.0123.651.6522.550.5546.462.461716.75-0.26
4/3DETBoydBrown138.77-4.231816.36-1.641410.35-3.6513.422.4232.59-0.41116.80-4.201517.382.38
4/2CHWClevingerGarcia98.65-0.352016.93-3.071110.91-0.0973.57-3.4322.450.45136.09-6.921918.25-0.75
4/1CHWGiolitoUrquidy108.62-1.382116.92-4.081810.69-7.3113.632.6322.610.6195.62-3.382018.29-1.72
3/31CHWLynnJavier98.57-0.431816.38-1.621210.27-1.7353.52-1.4912.591.59106.35-3.651918.76-0.25
3/30CHWCeaseValdez58.913.911516.831.831110.56-0.4423.691.6922.570.5756.241.242217.18-4.82
10/23TEXScherzerJavier1510.29-4.712716.09-10.91168.64-7.3654.06-0.9463.40-2.61109.16-0.841218.686.68
10/16TEXEovaldiValdez911.102.101417.613.61810.152.1524.062.0643.40-0.6079.102.102216.57-5.43
10/22TEXEovaldiValdez1111.080.081618.082.081210.48-1.5214.233.2333.380.38128.62-3.381617.491.49
10/15TEXMontgomeryVerlander210.348.341117.106.1099.610.6114.153.1513.342.3447.683.681515.830.83
10/8MINLopezValdez88.770.771715.84-1.16129.52-2.4833.540.5422.790.7977.160.161917.69-1.31
10/7MINOberVerlander109.05-0.951815.59-2.4198.58-0.4243.80-0.2053.20-1.80106.98-3.022019.24-0.76
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