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Tooltip for Blown Saves, Holds on Main Pitching Table

Posted by admin on May 6, 2014

The pitching table is getting pretty wide on the team and player pages, so we've added a new little twist to our player pages (soon to be on team and league pages) where if you hold your mouse over the save column for a pitcher a little box pops up and it will show you the blown saves, save opps, save situations and holds for that pitcher. See the screenshot below.

Screenshot 2014-05-06 16.52.18

This data is already on the "More Stats" page linked just above the pitcher's primary stats, but not everyone makes it onto those pages.

test on Mariano Rivera Page

4 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Uncategorized

Split Finder Allows you to Excludes Incomplete Results when PBP is Missing

Posted by sean on May 5, 2014

This is a subtle one, but as you may know play-by-play and ergo certain split data like platoon info and count data is not complete back to 1914. We have 100% of play-by-play back to 1973 and the 98%+ back to 1954. Details Here.

So we are now allowing you to exclude the split seasons from the Play Index Split Finder where incomplete totals may occur, so a pre 1973 platoon split, or a pre 1988 by count split.

See the location of this checkbox below.

Screenshot 2014-05-05 15.25.49

Play Index Split Finder.

3 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Play Index

Yearly Free Agency Signings back to 1976 – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on May 5, 2014

We've always had free agency pages at the end of the year, but now I've gone back and added pages back to 1976. If you go to a league page, the graphic below shows where you can find it.

Screenshot 2014-05-05 13.38.29

2013-2014 Free Agency Signings and Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

1983-1984 Free Agency Signings and Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com.

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Season Finders now with Wins Above Average (WAA)

Posted by sean on May 2, 2014

Got a request for this and it was an easy addition to make, so we now have wins above average in both the pitching and batting season finders.

Play Index Home - Baseball-Reference.com.

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Play Index

2014 Atlantic League Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 30, 2014

2014 Atlantic League Statistics.

We are five games into the Atlantic League Season and we are updating our stats daily.

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Opening Day Service Time (s.2010) & Contract Status on Player Pages – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 24, 2014

A user made the suggestion that since we had service time data why don't we add it to the player pages, so we did. It's now in the salary tables at the bottom of the player pages. This data is their service time at the start of the season and is mostly complete since 2010 opening day.

GM's may wish to double-check the numbers before entering contract negotiations. Also, if you haven't seen this area of the player page before note that you can do era adjustments to salaries and we list player contract status here.

Screenshot 2014-04-24 10.42.25

Example: Andrew McCutchen Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com.

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Pitching Season Finder Now With Blown Saves and Save Perc – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 23, 2014

Pitching Season Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.

Note that we only compute blown saves for games in which we have play-by-play which is mostly complete back to 1954, but only 100% back to 1973. See our Coverage Page for all of the gaps in the data.

Save percentage is Saves / (Blown Saves + Saves).

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

Moving FIP to the Right and a new Feature

Posted by sean on April 22, 2014

I had wanted to put FIP next to ERA since there is often a lot of reason to want to compare them, but it's causing too much confusion for folks wanting to use ERA, so we are moving it rightward near WHIP. One thing if I have done is that if you hold your mouse over an ERA or FIP value we'll show you a little tooltip with the row's ERA, FIP and Difference all in the same output as shown below. We'll mark the difference Green when the FIP is less than ERA and red otherwise.

This will roll out sitewide over the next hour or two.

Screenshot 2014-04-22 16.36.02

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

Year-By-Year Rookie Players – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 22, 2014

2014 Major League Baseball Rookie Players - Baseball-Reference.com.

As you know year of debut and the last year of rookie status are two different things. We have attempted to track who was a rookie in what season using the current standards and have produced a seasonal page showing those players' career stats. This data is also included in the play index, so you can search based on rookie status there as well. If you find any errors or omissions let us know.

Also on player pages we will now show the season in which we believe the player lost his rookie status.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com

Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) added to Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 17, 2014

Last night, I added FIP (short for Fielding Independent Pitching) to the site. This is a sabermetric stat for pitchers that approximates ERA without the effect of their team's fielding ability. FIP actually correlates to future ERA better than ERA itself making it a superior indicator of future performance.

The idea is that the pitcher most directly controls the number of walks, home runs and strikeouts that occur and that the batters and fielders have a bigger say on whether balls in play are turned into outs and that most pitchers' Batting Average on Balls in Play (BAbip) reverts to a league average from one year to the next.

FIP is (13*HR + 3*(BB+HBP) - 2*SO)/IP + Constant(year). The constant is set so the yearly avg FIP equals the yearly avg ERA.

FIP can be looked at exactly like ERA and is scaled to exactly the same league average as ERA, but it's range will be slightly smaller.

Often a player with a low FIP and high ERA will improve, while a low ERA and high FIP indicates a likely regression as more hits start falling. I've placed FIP next to ERA to make this comparison more obvious, but if it begins making the ERA lookup too hard, I may move it further right on the pitching tables.

I've also added FIP and K% to the Play Index Season Finder. Right now, I don't believe we will add xFIP given the inconsistency in batted ball data, but that could change.

Player with big gap in FIP and ERA: Ricky Nolasco.

10 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Most Wanted, Stat Questions

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