This is not only the perfect way to adjust cards for ballparks, but also recreates one of the most exciting plays in baseball - the couple of seconds during which the outfielder charges toward the wall with an announcer blaring, "a deep drive, back, back, back ..." which can culminate with, "it's gone!!!!" or "off the wall for extra bases," or "he makes the catch at the warning track, so close!"
To use the deep range even if you are using basic cards, simply change the highest HR number and lowest strikeout number to a reading of DEEP. For example, Cody Bellinger's card below would change to a home run on 27-36, a deep drive on 37-38 and a strike out on 41-51 (remember there are no numbers that end in 9 or 0 in Statis-Pro. For Mookie Betts, a 34 or 35 would change to Deep).
To have all of your Basic games played in a neutral park, when you hit the DEEP range then flip another random number and get the result from this table:
Home Run 1 to 48
Triple 51 to 52
Double 53 to 54
FD7 (Deep drive to left) 55-65
FD8 (Deep drive to center) 66-77
FD9 (Deep drive to right) 78-88
If you try out games on a neutral park like this, then I suggest going to Advanced Statis-pro and buying at least the PDF of the seasons cards to use the chart above for the park where you want to play the game. More balls will fly out when you play a game in Colorado then in San Francisco, but I can't reprint the ballpark factors here because that is the Advanced Statis-pro Facebook page work product - but it is well worth the small cost of at least the PDF.
The exceptions to the adjustment to the player card is as follows:
1. If the pitcher card and/or batter card are from the hitters' parks of Baltimore, Colorado, Toronto or Washington then also make the 2nd to last HR number a DEEP drive (so if Bellinger had the same card based but played half his games in Coors Field for the Colorado Rockies, then his deep range would be 36-38, and if Clayton Kershaw had the same card put had pitched for the Rockies, then every player he faced would also lose 2 HR numbers and just 1 strike out number to the DEEP range.
2. If the pitcher card and/or batter card are from the pitchers' park of San Francisco, then also change the 2nd strikeout number to a deep drive (e.g. if Betts card was from a season in San Francisco then his deep range would be 34-36).
3. If a player from a hitters' park is facing a player from a pitchers' park (only San Fran this year) then use the normal deep range of just one home run number and one strikeout number. If the batter and pitcher are from a batters' park just use the adjustment in #1 - do not add more than 2 HR numbers to the Deep Range.
If you do order the Advanced Statis-Pro set to get the ballpark cards, you will also see the Advanced cards and see the Deep Ranges are already built into the cards, which were calculated in light of the ballparks in which they play. You will have many more deep drives if you play the advanced game - using a couple of the numbers on the basic cards for DEEP drives just gives you a taste of the process.
- Please note this does not give and advantage or disadvantage to the teams from the 4 hitters' parks or 1 pitchers' park. Their batters will hit slightly fewer homers and their pitchers will give up slightly fewer homers on a neutral field. Also note that to truly be accurate making the adjustment to the basic cards you would also change the lowest OUT number to a strikeout, but to keep it simple you can just use the numbers above - the only distortion will be replacing a few strikeouts with deep fly outs.
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