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Daily Player Stat Logs

Posted by Neil on May 9, 2013

Today, we added a new feature to B-R: Daily Batting and Pitching roundups for the previous day's games.

At the most basic level, these reports let you see a (sortable) list of everyone who hit or pitched in baseball yesterday, but they also come with the capacity to find player stats over the past N days (where N is customizable), to find players at various minor-league levels, and to find players in specific organizations. We list a number of sample searches on the form, so you can get an idea of what the Daily Stats tool can give you.

So feel free to play around with it, give it a try, and let us know if you found a bug or have a suggestion.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, Play Index, Tips and Tricks

2013 MLB Draft Preview – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013

2013 MLB Draft Preview - Baseball-Reference.com.

Get our one-pager on the top picks at each draft position along with links to all previous picks at that slot and much more on your team's draft history.

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Follow us on Twitter to Win a Free Baseball-Reference.com Play Index Subscription

Posted by admin on May 7, 2013

Every Monday, for the rest of the year, we'll be randomly selecting one twitter user who follows any three of our five Sports Reference Twitter accounts to receive a free Baseball-Reference.com Play Index account. If you are already a subscriber, we'll extend you for a year.

Sports Reference uses twitter to tweet out nuggets of information we find, notify users of new features, make occasional commercial messages, and generally enjoy ourselves. Here are the five Sports Reference twitter feeds:

  1. @baseball_ref: Baseball-Reference.com
  2. @bball_ref: Basketball-Reference.com
  3. @pfref: Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. @hockey_ref: Hockey-Reference.com
  5. @sports_ref: CFB, CBB, Olympics, and Announcements for All Sites

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Game Previews

Posted by Neil on May 7, 2013

If you're a Baseball-Reference addict, chances are you've seen the link for our Game Day Previews on the front page of the site. But if not: each morning, we generate preview pages for the day's MLB games.

These pages contain detailed info on the probable starting pitchers (including a list of their most recent starts), recent results for each team, the last 10 head-to-head matchups between the two teams, and active rosters for each team (including platoon splits and head-to-head results against the each member of the opponent's pitching staff/lineup). Be sure to check them out if you're watching the game at the ballpark or at home.

And to keep up with the latest action, you can subscribe to the RSS feed for our previews, or you can sign up to have them delivered to you automatically via e-mail. And if you don't want to sort through the whole league when trying to find your favorite team, you can bookmark the link to your favorite team's page, which gets updated daily for each upcoming game.

Finally, if you want to see who was on a roster at an earlier point in the season, you can call up archived copies of previews for every game this year by using the "Find Date" drop-down menus at the top of the previews portal.

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2008-2012 Minor League Splits and Gamelogs Added

Posted by admin on May 2, 2013

Felix Doubront 2011 Minor League Gamelogs & Splits

Building on the 2013 splits and gamelogs that went out today we've added gamelogs and splits for 2008 to 2012. Row Summing still works for these gamelogs. Let us know what you think as we work to add more and more minor league data to the site.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

2013 Splits Added to Minor-League Player Pages

Posted by Neil on April 30, 2013

In addition to the Gamelogs Sean mentioned adding the other day, we've also added splits tables to the 2013 gamelog pages for minor-league batters and pitchers.

They aren't quite as detailed as the splits you'll find on our major-leaguers' pages, but they do tell you what kind of performances the player has put up vs. opponents of each handedness (platoon), at home/on the road, month-by-month, in clutch situations, and more. We even have a split to see how the player did against opposing batters/pitchers who were younger or older than the player himself, since age is such a huge consideration in the minors.

They're on the same pages as the new gamelogs, so go to a player's minors page and click the link that is just above the player's batting or pitching stats (marked "Gamelog/Splits").

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Trent McCotter wins Inaugural Greg Spira Award

Posted by admin on April 30, 2013

Greg Spira Award Announcement

Anyone who knows of Trent McCotter's work as a member of SABR will not be surprised that his research garnered the first Greg Spira Award. Greg was a dear friend of our site who passed early last year. Baseball-Reference.com is honored that we could co-sponsor an award in his honor.

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2013 Minor League Batting & Pitching Gamelogs w/ Row Summing

Posted by admin on April 29, 2013

Wil Myers 2013 Minor League Gamelogs / Jesse Biddle 2013 Minor League Gamelogs

I have been hoping to add this for awhile, but finally got around to it. We just added minor league gamelogs for the 2013 season. These have many of the same features that our major league gamelogs have. Clicking on two rows allows you to find the sum of any span of games. We also added errors to the output, so you can keep track of what the players are doing defensively as well.

To get there, go to a player page and click the link that is just above the player's batting or pitching stats.

I hope to add a whole lot more on this front, so stay tuned.

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

SPREADSHEET: Players born in US, PR or DR who played in the JPPL or JPCL

Posted by admin on April 24, 2013

Just a fun little thing that I produced for an agency today.

http://tmp.bbref.com/usa_to_japan.csv

2 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Data

Subscribe to the Play Index!

Posted by Neil on April 24, 2013

We're a month into the season -- it might be time to give the Baseball-Reference Play Index a chance to revolutionize the way you look at baseball stats.

What's the Play Index? It's a set of research tools that allow you to create customizable queries on our database, save the results, and share them with others. Using the PI, you can:

  • Search full-season or multi-year totals to find your own custom leaderboards - Look at the entire history of baseball from 1871-2012 with every year, team, and position available, or filter the results in a vast number of ways: by specific years, by age, by first six seasons or last ten seasons, by American League only, by Cubs only, by switch-hitters, by catchers, by outfielder or infielder, by year of debut, but active or retired, by Hall of Famer, by height and weight, by living or deceased, or by a range of common statistical categories. Then sort the results by any common statistic, by the teams with the most players matching that category, by players with the most seasons matching that category, or by most recent, youngest, oldest, final year, or year of debut, and others.
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  • Search player games looking for the most consecutive games matching a particular set of criteria - This can be done either on a single player level or on any batter in the last 97 years or on any pitcher. The same can be done for Team Batting or Team Pitching Streaks.
  • Search the records of a specific player - Output a detailed summary and play-by-play list of all events of a specific type from a single year or an entire career. For example, you can see all of Harmon Killebrew's triples or even his outs to the second baseman.
  • Search Batter vs. Pitcher Matchups - This tool presents a complete sortable list of batter or pitcher with totals for every opponent they faced by career or by year. Clicking on the player's name will lead you to a detailed output of their head-to-head plate appearances.
  • ...And more!

Personal Subscriptions to the Play Index still cost just $36 for a year, $6 for a month, or $2 for 24 hours. Subscriptions may only be used by a single user, and there are discounts for users sponsoring at least $35 in pages.

Organizational Subscriptions can be set up for either an unlimited number of users ($600/year), or for up to five users ($125/year).

There are Two Steps to Subscribe to the Play Index:

  1. Login to or create a Sports-Reference.com account (the same account used to sponsor pages).
  2. Already logged in (or just created an account)? Go to our subscription page to sign up.

Our Always-Available Free Trial: Non-subscribers can use the PI's features as much as you like. However, your outputs will be restricted to a limited number of results.

The Play Index comes with a money back guarantee. We will gladly return the unused portion of any Play Index Subscription should you be dissatisfied with the Play Index.

So go ahead, give the Play Index a try -- we're confident that once you start using it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.

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