Chuck Nazty got off to an incredible start and had people wondering if he could hit .400 in the shortened season. However, he finished the year hitting just. 303 overall after hitting just .230 in September.
A monster in Denver in past seasons, Blackmon also didn’t live up to his numbers at 20th and Blake in 2020 as well. In 111 at-bats over 30 games, Blackmon slashed .306/.347/.450 at Coors Field in 2020. In 110 at-bats over 29 road games, the 34-year-old outfielder posted numbers of .300/.366/.445.
You may look at the 2020 numbers and see an even split between home and road … and that’s the problem for Blackmon. Including this season, Blackmon has career splits of .347/.404/.583 in Denver and .263/.316/.431 on the road. So while it was good to see Blackmon improve on the road in 2020, he also regressed on his home numbers.
A troubling sign or another effect of the shortened season? We’ll find out next year.
Much like Blackmon, we’re looking at career numbers here for home/road splits and doing a little head-scratching.
This year, Wolters (who has career .238 average) slashed just .230/.280/.270 overall, so it’s not like we’re looking at him as a prolific hitter as we are with Blackmon. However, Wolters has always hit much better in Denver (.273/.357/.369 career) than on the road (.203/.289./.268 career).
In 2020, Wolters flipped those numbers, slashing .214/.279/.250 in Denver (56 at-bats over 23 games) and .250/.283/.295 in 44 at-bats over 19 road games.
Is it a huge difference between road and home this year for Wolters? No, but it’s still interesting to see another player who, in a smaller sample size, saw mirror numbers in 2020 than in his career.