I was really close to calling this post The Parkes Factor, but thankfully thought better of it.

Anyway, ahead of tonight’s Blue Jays / Angels game, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at how Vernon Wells might have performed if he spent last season in Anaheim. Of course, this isn’t an exact science, as many factors contributed to each situation that we see plotted here, but it’s kind of a fun conversation piece.

Above is an outline of the Angel Stadium of Anaheim with the home runs (dark blue), doubles (light blue), fly outs (orange) and pop outs (red) that Wells hit last year at Rogers Centre.

Unless you’re colour blind, you should be able to recognize that the new stadium should suit Wells . . . uh, well. While it would’ve been mainly at the expense of his doubles total, the former Jays slugger likely would’ve seen an increase in the 21 home runs he hit at home last year.

Again, take this with a grain of salt, because it doesn’t factor in a ton of things, like weather and other park factors.