Good news for sluggers: Lower wall at Marlins Park in 2016
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have decided to alter their outfield wall and give hitters a better chance to homer in the spacious ballpark.
The Marlins still want a park that favors pitchers, team president David Samson said Tuesday. But the wall will be lowered and perhaps moved closer to home plate for the 2016 season.
In the four years since Marlins Park opened, only 412 homers have been hit. That's the second-lowest total in the majors to 411 homers at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
The Marlins are consulting with an architect about the changes, which will come with Marlins Park scheduled to host the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby in 2017.