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Batting Splits by Defensive Position

Posted by Neil on July 2, 2013

I got a couple of questions about this today, so I thought it would be valuable to highlight this feature in blog-post form.

Essentially, the question was regarding what kind of batting production a specific team has gotten from a given defensive position this season. For example, a user wanted the combined season stats for Yankees players this season, only while playing 3B.

Veteran B-R users will know that to get this information, you need to go to the team's main 2013 stats page, then mouse over the menu option marked "Batting ▼", and choose "Splits". Scroll down until you find the table marked "Defensive Positions", and you'll get a list of every position along with the batting stats from players while they were in the game at that position:

Split G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
as C 82 288 254 34 59 8 0 6 23 4 0 22 51 .232 .300 .335 .635 85 11 4 5 3 0 2 .265 87 82
as 1B 82 332 302 28 65 18 1 12 46 4 2 25 78 .215 .278 .401 .679 121 10 2 0 2 2 3 .248 97 74
as 2B 82 354 311 48 92 17 0 19 53 5 0 36 49 .296 .371 .534 .905 166 10 3 1 3 11 6 .297 162 148
as 3B 82 328 300 27 68 13 0 4 23 2 0 19 80 .227 .288 .310 .598 93 9 7 2 0 1 1 .296 76 64
as SS 82 323 286 27 57 11 2 2 17 11 1 23 82 .199 .266 .273 .539 78 5 5 4 5 1 3 .266 59 60
as LF 82 340 319 35 72 10 0 10 32 8 3 18 54 .226 .265 .351 .616 112 6 0 0 3 0 8 .240 79 66
as CF 82 369 334 50 99 22 6 8 33 13 6 28 71 .296 .352 .470 .822 157 5 1 5 1 1 1 .355 139 125
as RF 82 329 304 30 80 9 2 8 22 9 3 20 41 .263 .310 .385 .695 117 8 1 3 1 3 5 .281 103 83
as DH 77 327 290 37 62 6 1 14 41 3 0 34 82 .214 .303 .386 .689 112 5 3 0 0 3 2 .247 101 84
as P 5 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 -100 -100
as PH 40 51 45 7 9 2 0 2 9 0 0 5 17 .200 .294 .378 .672 17 0 1 0 0 1 0 .269 96 112
as PH for DH 9 9 7 3 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 1 .286 .444 1.143 1.587 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 346 272
as Infield 82 1625 1453 164 341 67 3 43 162 18 1 125 340 .235 .302 .374 .676 543 45 21 12 13 15 15 .275 98 87
as Outfield 82 1038 957 115 251 41 8 26 87 23 11 66 166 .262 .310 .403 .713 386 19 2 8 5 4 14 .292 108 92
at Def. Pos. 82 1334 1185 159 307 58 8 35 126 28 6 109 253 .259 .325 .410 .735 486 31 13 15 12 13 12 .299 115 107
at Off. Pos. 82 1329 1225 120 285 50 3 34 123 16 6 82 253 .233 .285 .362 .647 443 33 10 5 6 6 17 .266 89 72
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/2/2013.

You can even click on the red text for each position, and get a table of the individuals who contributed to those team-wide totals at the position:

Rk G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1 Kevin Youkilis 22 88 79 10 21 6 0 2 7 0 0 5 19 .266 .341 .418 .759 33 3 4 0 0 1 0 .328 134 106
2 Jayson Nix 28 95 86 7 23 2 0 0 7 2 0 7 22 .267 .330 .291 .620 25 1 1 1 0 0 0 .359 105 72
3 Chris Nelson 10 37 36 3 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 11 .222 .243 .278 .521 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 .320 80 42
4 David Adams 26 100 91 7 16 3 0 2 7 0 0 6 24 .176 .242 .275 .517 25 2 2 1 0 0 1 .215 105 41
5 Alberto Gonzalez 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 -100 -100
Team Total 82 328 300 27 68 13 0 4 23 2 0 19 80 .227 .288 .310 .598 93 9 7 2 0 1 1 .296 76 64
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/2/2013.

One final note -- if you want to know where the team ranks among others at the position, you can go to league splits and find the same table -- clicking the position tooltip will give you a list of every team's production from that position, which you can then sort:

Rk G GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS ▾ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1 DET 81 376 322 64 118 20 1 25 83 2 0 49 58 .366 .455 .668 1.122 215 13 4 0 1 10 0 .388 186 202
2 OAK 83 351 310 45 95 22 1 13 53 2 2 36 60 .306 .376 .510 .886 158 9 1 0 4 1 2 .340 141 140
3 TBR 83 361 322 50 91 17 2 18 46 7 2 34 78 .283 .352 .516 .867 166 8 2 0 3 3 1 .319 130 134
4 TEX 82 349 326 49 99 20 0 15 44 4 0 22 41 .304 .350 .503 .853 164 9 1 0 0 2 4 .311 130 130
5 BAL 83 380 359 53 115 38 2 6 42 6 4 15 59 .320 .349 .487 .837 175 9 1 5 0 0 3 .371 116 126
6 SEA 82 359 327 40 87 22 1 11 35 3 3 29 65 .266 .326 .440 .766 144 3 1 0 2 0 1 .300 123 107
7 BOS 84 342 318 36 79 20 1 10 36 3 2 17 81 .248 .290 .412 .702 131 8 3 1 3 0 3 .300 76 89
8 TOR 82 342 309 39 67 15 2 13 37 3 1 24 63 .217 .278 .405 .682 125 11 4 0 5 0 7 .227 85 84
9 LAA 82 331 296 39 78 14 0 4 33 1 2 26 45 .264 .320 .351 .671 104 5 1 3 5 2 2 .294 80 84
10 MIN 79 335 300 31 70 13 1 7 32 2 0 26 50 .233 .303 .353 .657 106 5 5 2 2 0 5 .257 85 79
11 CLE 82 326 298 31 62 11 0 11 28 3 1 24 83 .208 .276 .356 .632 106 7 4 0 0 1 4 .250 68 71
12 HOU 83 314 294 29 64 14 0 11 44 0 0 11 51 .218 .247 .378 .624 111 14 2 2 5 1 3 .224 84 68
13 KCR 79 311 286 25 64 13 0 7 23 1 3 18 42 .224 .277 .343 .620 98 9 4 1 2 1 1 .238 80 69
14 NYY 82 328 300 27 68 13 0 4 23 2 0 19 80 .227 .288 .310 .598 93 9 7 2 0 1 1 .296 76 64
15 CHW 79 312 287 25 64 9 1 6 27 1 1 20 52 .223 .269 .324 .593 93 6 0 0 5 3 1 .248 76 62
TOT 1226 5117 4654 583 1221 261 12 161 586 40 21 370 908 .262 .320 .427 .747 1989 125 40 16 37 25 38 .293 104 102
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/2/2013.

An alternate way of getting this would be to go through the brand-new Split Finder, recreating a similar table using the options in the form:

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/2/2013.

4 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, HowTo

Oracle of Baseball

Posted by Neil on June 17, 2013

Want to find a chain of teammates between any two players in MLB history, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon-style? Then check out our Oracle of Baseball, which can help you find things like this:

Chain from Mickey Mantle to Mike Trout

Mickey Mantle played with Bobby Murcer for the 1965 New York Yankees
Bobby Murcer played with Otis Nixon for the 1983 New York Yankees
Otis Nixon played with Torii Hunter for the 1998 Minnesota Twins
Torii Hunter played with Mike Trout for the 2011 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

5 Comments | Posted in Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Features, History, HowTo, Trivia

Active Leaderboards

Posted by Neil on May 17, 2013

Ever want to know who the active leader is in a given stat? Go to Leaders, find the stat you want, and click the Active link.

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Search Our Pro Football Data Using the P-F-R Play Index

Posted by Neil on May 15, 2013
The Play Index is the name we use to refer to PFR's collection of top-notch research tools. Read below for more information on some of the applications we have made available to you, and also check out our blog posts about the Play Index. As always, if you have any suggestions or corrections please fill out our feedback form.

Game Play Finder

Search all plays from 2000 to today to find performances that match your criteria. Answer questions like…

Player Season Finder

Search through player season stats spanning from 1920 to today for single seasons or combined seasons that match your criteria. Answer questions like…

The answers to these questions and many, many more are at your fingertips using the Player Season Finder.

Player Game Finder

Search through player game logs spanning from 1960 to today for games that match your criteria. You can find…

With the Player Game Finder, the possibilities are almost endless.

Player Touchdown Finder

Search through every touchdown scored from 1940 to today for scores that match your criteria. Did you know…

Impress your friends and come up with your own "Did You Know" with a little help from the Player Touchdown Finder.

Team Game Finder

Find team games or seasons matching certain criteria. Did you know…

Super Bowl Play Finder

Search through every play in Super Bowl History.

Draft Finder

Search through every NFL and AFL draft pick.

Boxscore Search Tools

Find head-to-head results and also find games matching a particular score.

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Video: S-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial

Posted by Neil on May 13, 2013

Here's a 2-minute tutorial on how to embed professional-looking stat tables on your own blog:

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Automatic Player Linker and Newsfeeds

Posted by Neil on April 15, 2013

With the regular season winding down this week, here is a reminder about Basketball-Reference's automatic linking tool, which makes it very easy for you to add links to a player's BBR page from your blog posts or news stories. The BBR Linker is a javascript bookmarklet that has a couple of interesting applications:

  1. If you are composing your posts in supported blogging or bulletin board software, clicking the bookmarklet will take the text you have typed and wrap every active player's name with a link to their BBR page. We are happy to add more options if the software you use is not currently supported; just let us know.
  2. If you are on a web page with player names in the text, select the text with your mouse and click the bookmarklet. After a few seconds, links to BBR pages for the player names that appear in the selected text will be automatically added.

Please see the linker page for full instructions and some areas to test the bookmarklet.

By itself this feature is pretty handy, but if you are a site owner you may want something in return for linking to Tim Duncan's or LaMarcus Aldridge's BBR page from your blog posts. We agree, so we have added a feature to return the link back to you.

Those stories are used to populate the "Player News" section just above the player's stats. If you are a blog owner or author, you can use our linker to automatically have your articles added to relevant player pages. If you tag your player names with links to our site — and we can find those links in your RSS feed — we will add a link to your article on the player's page. For example, this Hickory-High post is currently the first link in Tony Allen's newsfeed.

Please read this description of the service for complete details, including the information that we need from you before you can start to see your content linked from the BBR player pages.

1 Comment | Posted in Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, Features, HowTo, Linker

Add Your Posts to Our Player Newsfeeds!

Posted by Neil on March 13, 2013

Automatic Player Linker / Add your site to our newsfeeds

With Spring Training getting into gear, here's a reminder that you can request for your site to be added to our player newsfeeds. To get started, all you have to do is write a post as you normally would and use our linker tool, causing baseball-reference player links to be automatically added. Then let us know you want to be included by sending us the following information:

  • The name of your site to appear in the feed (at most 25 characters)
  • The url for your rss feed (must be a full feed)
  • A contact e-mail address
  • The url of an example page with our links in place

We'll review your request, and try to get your content added as soon as we can. It's a great way to get your content out there, and it gives your readers quick access to player stats and information.

In case you want more info, here are two videos about how it works:

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Video: S-R Stat Table SHARE Tutorial

Posted by Neil on March 12, 2013

Here's a 2-minute tutorial on how to embed professional-looking stat tables on your own blog:

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Automatic Player Linker and Newsfeeds

Posted by Neil on December 11, 2012

This is a reminder about Basketball-Reference's automatic linking tool, which makes it very easy for you to add links to a player's BBR page from your blog posts or news stories. The BBR Linker is a javascript bookmarklet that has a couple of interesting applications:

  1. If you are composing your posts in supported blogging or bulletin board software, clicking the bookmarklet will take the text you have typed and wrap every active player's name with a link to their BBR page. We are happy to add more options if the software you use is not currently supported; just let us know.
  2. If you are on a web page with player names in the text, select the text with your mouse and click the bookmarklet. After a few seconds, links to BBR pages for the player names that appear in the selected text will be automatically added.

Please see the linker page for full instructions and some areas to test the bookmarklet.

By itself this feature is pretty handy, but if you are a site owner you may want something in return for linking to Tim Duncan's or LaMarcus Aldridge's BBR page from your blog posts. We agree, so we have added a feature to return the link back to you.

Those stories are used to populate the "Player News" section just above the player's stats. If you are a blog owner or author, you can use our linker to automatically have your articles added to relevant player pages. If you tag your player names with links to our site — and we can find those links in your RSS feed — we will add a link to your article on the player's page. For example, this Hickory-High post is currently the first link in Derrick Rose's newsfeed.

Please read this description of the service for complete details, including the information that we need from you before you can start to see your content linked from the BBR player pages.

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Team Game Finder

Posted by Neil on December 10, 2012

The BBR Team Game Finder is a powerful Play Index tool. Here are some of the things you can do with it:

Single Game mode - Use this to get a list of specific games the meet certain criteria. Clicking the game date will take you to the game's box score.
Example: Biggest single-game scoring margin since 1985-86.

Cumulative Season Games mode - This adds up all the games (within the chosen criteria) for each team-season. Cumulative Season mode basically turns this tool into a "Team Season Finder".
Example: Fewest FG allowed in December games, 1985-86 to 2010-11.

Cumulative Multi-Season Games mode - This totals all the stats (meeting the specified criteria) across all years for each team. You can use it to build franchise leaderboards.
Example: Most points in home wins over the past five seasons.

Season Games mode - Use this to find teams that had the most total games matching a certain criteria in a single season.
Example: Which 1990s single-season team had the most games with 100+ points?

Total Games mode - Use this to find teams that had the most total games matching a certain criteria across multiple seasons.
Example: In the 2000s, which team has the most games where they allowed 85 or fewer points?

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