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The Legends Field Factor

Tyler Clippard was 8-1with a 2.42 ERA at Legends

Since it opened, Legends Field in Tampa has been a haven for pitching prospects and graveyard for hitting prospects. That theory once again proved to be true here in 2005. We took a look at some of the pitchers who have flourished and the hitters who have suffered as a result of the Legends Field factor.

The mere fact that Yankee prospects play in the vast expanse of Legends Field, a pitcher's park as far as the minors is concerned, completely alters the way we look at these players. Making pitchers look better as long drives die on the warning track and making even the best hitters look more feeble when drives to the gap fall into outfielders' gloves, Legends Field is a major factor to be...

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