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College Basketball: New School Statistics Tables

Posted by David Corby on March 3, 2014

This morning we added new school statistics tables for seasons going back to 1997-98. In fact, we added four tables - one for school stats, one for opponent stats, and corresponding tables with advanced metrics like Pace, 3-Pt Attempt Rate, and Turnover Percentage.

This data was available previously - on our school season pages - but this provides the easiest way to see all 351 D-I schools in one place and with easily sortable fields, so you can find the top 3-point shooting school (Creighton - .421), or the school that's forced the most opponent turnovers (VCU - 541) - all with a single click.

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You can get to these new tables by clicking on the 'Stats' link when you're in the Seasons subsection of our site...

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Otherwise, you can find them by using the dropdown menu under 'schools'  - where you'll find four rows with links to past seasons - or by mousing over the 'seasons' link and clicking on 'School Stats'.

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New to BBR: Shooting Tables on Player Pages

Posted by David Corby on February 25, 2014

Today we added a shooting stats table to all of our player pages. The data goes back to the 2000-01 season and will be updated daily during the current season, as well.

 

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The main features include a breakdown of field-goal attempts by type (2P, 3P) and distance (0-3, 3-10, etc.) so you can easily see how often a player gets to the rim, or tends to settle for low-efficiency two point attempts. As an example, Lebron is getting to the rim on 40% of his attempts this season, his highest percentage ever. He's also taking fewer than 20% of his shots from 16+ feet and inside the 3-point line.

 

We also added the % of each field goal type that is assisted, as well as totals for dunks, corners 3s, and heaves (which we define as beyond half-court). DeAndre Jordan is currently out-dunking Dwight Howard 167 to 148 - over 80% of Jordan's shot attempts are within 3 feet of the basket.

Another extreme case is PJ Tucker, who takes over 85% of his 3-pt attempts from the corner, which you can see on our player shooting charts...

 

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New Feature: Division I Basketball Conference Maps

Posted by David Corby on February 18, 2014

To supplement our full historical index of conferences, we've added an interactive map of the conferences so that you can easily see how they've come and gone, realigned, and grown over the years.

You can find this by mousing over 'conferences' on the main menu, or you can find a link at the top of our conference index page.

 

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Neil Paine Joining FiveThirtyEight

Posted by sean on December 19, 2013

As Nate Silver tweeted out earlier today, Neil Paine is leaving Sports Reference early next month to join Nate's new FiveThirtyEight.com. I know I speak for everyone here at SR when I say I'm feeling a mix of sadness that on a daily basis we won't get to tap Neil's encyclopedic knowledge of European NBA players, his knowledge of pretty much every sabermetric study ever done, his patience dealing with every kind of user complaint, and his wit, pluck, and genuine enthusiasm for his work. But also happiness for Neil that his writing and thinking is getting the platform it justly deserves. I know someday we'll be bragging that we knew Neil Paine before he was a bigshot. :)

I'll be anticipating his articles and I suggest you search them out as well when the site launches in early 2014.

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Leaderboard Carousel on B-R

Posted by admin on July 3, 2013

Baseball-Reference.com - MLB Stats, Standings, Scores, History.

Nothing too big, but our man on PFR, Mike Kania has put together a nice simple carousel for us that will show the major leaderboards on the front page of B-R each day. As of this writing it's just got WAR stuff on it, but I'm going to expand it out to more material.

Carousel is caught in mid-motion below in the left column of the front page.

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Play Index Free Trial Through April 15

Posted by admin on March 11, 2013

Get ready for the baseball season with a free trial for the Baseball-Reference.com Play Index.

Visit the Play Index Subscription Page to create an account (if needed) and use the coupon code "Analytics" to get your free trial.

Only 20 days to opening day. Happy Baseball!

4 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Baseball-Reference.com, Data, expire40d, Play Index, Uncategorized

Extensive Uniform Additions — Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on February 18, 2013

We've added a lot of new data outputs to go along with our uniform data.

Franchise Summaries - for each franchise we show every player to wear a number for that franchise. Here are the Red Sox and links to every other franchise.

Yearly Summaries for the League - for each season since 1929, we show the players to wear the number for that season. Here is the 2012 season. It's under the "Other" tab on the yearly league pages.

All-time and Year-by-Year by Number - In our Frivolities section we added tools to search for every player to wear a number and clicking on a year there will show you a particular season/number combination with stats. Here is everyone to wear 00.

All Retired Numbers - also in frivolities, we show every MLB retired number.

Example Color Schemes - also in frivolities, we show every MLB uni color scheme since 1929.

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Outs on Bases by Base

Posted by admin on January 25, 2013

2012 Major League Baseball Baserunning/Misc.

To the baserunning pages for teams, players, leagues (currently rebuilding non-league pages), I've added columns for OOB1, OOB2, OOB3, OOBHm or rather outs on base at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Home.

See the screenshot below for the location of this data. It's available in the league nav bar which is on any of league yearly pages just below the top ad.

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2012 League-wide Starter & Pitching Staff Grids – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on January 24, 2013

2012 Team-by-Team Starters and Pitching Staffs

For each season in MLB history we've added grids of each starter for each major league team. These are linked from the other tab in the year-league nav bar. See the screenshot below.

The players are chosen largely by games played. If you mouse over the names you'll see all of the players at that position for the team. We also include the player's WAR totals in the outputs. You can also click on the header to sort by WAR for that position.

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