Home Run Rates in 1998 and 2012 | FanGraphs Baseball
Originally Posted by JohnnysBench
Look how many years it took him to compile his numbers. I usually associate PED use with a sudden spike in homers(ped's do not help you hit the ball, only hit the ball further, making routine pop fly's home runs). The prime example of this is a player like Juan Gonzalez. Steroids are also known for shortening a career, not lengthening it. Biggio had a long stint in MLB, and his consistancy over time makes me think no juice, and first ballot Hall of Famer...
"If you put forth the current run environment as an example of what baseball looks like without PEDs, please understand that you are arguing that PEDs caused hitters to be able to make contact more often, not hit the ball over the wall more often when they did make contact. That is what the facts demonstrate. We’re all entitled to our own opinions, but we aren’t entitled to our own facts. And the fact is, the rate of home runs on contacted balls was higher in 2012 than it was in 1998."