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Pitchers in the Field and At the Plate added to Batting Game Finder– Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by admin on May 21, 2014

Folks seemed to like the hitter's pitching option, so I've added a pitcher's in the field option. Check the box shown below and then click the set of positions you want above to see an output. For instance, get a list of PH home runs by pitchers.

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Batting Game Finder -- - Baseball-Reference.com.

Time to complete: 5 minutes

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

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.

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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

Age Relative to League Added to Minors Player Pages – Baseball-Reference.com

Posted by sean on April 15, 2014

Example: Jesse Biddle Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com.

We've had the league ages available for a long time now, but a user feature request pointed out to me that it would be useful to have this on the actual player pages as age is probably a prospect's most important stat.

You'll see the difference between their age and the league avg right next to the column with their age.

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

BBR Feature Add: Practice Shot Charts

Posted by sean on April 1, 2014

Practice Shot Charts.

NBA.com has really upped the level of detail they've added, so we're trying to respond with the latest and greatest data we can get. We've recently come to an agreement with a number of franchises for access to their practice film and have begun breaking down scrimmage data.

Practice shot charts seem to us the next frontier in basketball analytics. This data will show you who's improving, who isn't, and who is working on new aspects of their game. It's especially useful for players without a lot of playing time.

Before we roll it out sidewide, we've prepared some sample charts.

3 Comments | Posted in Advanced Stats, Announcement, Basketball-Reference.com, expire10d, Most Wanted, Stat Questions, Statgeekery, Uncategorized

Mike Lynch Joins Sports Reference

Posted by sean on March 31, 2014

Mike Lynch has joined Sports Reference as our new User Affairs Coordinator. Mike is a Philly native and Boston U. grad. He has an extensive background in sports history and studio production research working for ESPN as the lead researcher for NBA Tonight, for the Big Ten Network, and most recently for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. Mike is on twitter at @SportInfo247.

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Shooting Tables on Team Pages

Posted by David Corby on March 24, 2014

Last month we introduced shooting tables on the player pages. Just a note that we added these to our team pages last week, as well.

Here you can admire all of the Clippers that know what to do with the ball when they're near the basket...

 

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Search for And-1s, Opportunities and Conversions

Posted by David Corby on March 24, 2014

Just a note that we've added searches for And-1s to our Play by Play Event Finder, and we've distinguished And-1 Opportunities from And-1s that are actually converted. Previously, we had only published And-1 Opportunities on our player page Play-by-Play tables.

As a reminder, you can find our Event Finder search tool by clicking on Play Index in the top left of our site, then Play Index+, then Event Finder.

In case you don't have time to check, through yesterday's games Blake Griffin is leading the NBA with 60 And-1 Opportunities while Kevin Durant is leading with 49 converted And-1s.

 

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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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