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March 21, 2011

BP Unfiltered

Player Card Updates

by Dave Pease

We've just rolled out some updates to the player cards:

  • we've updated contemporary player photos and team logos, and we've now got historical player photos courtesy of Dave Davis (for example, have a look at our Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson cards).  Thanks, Dave!
     
  • you'll see a couple of new graphs replacing the old ones on the PECOTA cards.  The graph entitled "Beta Value" is actually WARP by year.  Please let us know if you have any trouble seeing it in your browser, as it is about as different as possible behind the scenes from the old ones.
     
  • you'll find "book" WARP and the other statistics used in Baseball Prospectus 2011 on the cards.  We're continuing to add more of these to the cards and the rest of the site.  We will be using these statistics in the cards and reports going forward.
     
  • you'll see "Standard" and "Recent Performance" tables first on the card.  These have a lot of overlap, but "Standard" doesn't have minor-league lines yet and "Recent Performance" only goes back to 2007.  A few columns are also different.  We're just including both for now so you'll have the most information we can give you, but we'll be combining these into a single table soon.
     
  • Baseball Prospectus' Team Injury Projection expanded line, if available.  You'll see the player's outlook across three different time periods, and days lost to injury per year since 2004.  This feature is available to Premium subscribers only (except for San Francisco Giants player cards--see Freddy Sanchez and Tim Lincecum for examples)
     
  • Baseball Prospectus' Injury History records, if available.  Corey Dawkins' exclusive injury database powers our Team Injury Projection series, and now you'll see everything we know about every player.
     
  • Jeff Euston's Compensation details, if available.  All the information that Cots Baseball Contracts is famous for, expanded, re-formatted, and updated for 2011.
     
  • a new Fantasy section, with Marc Normandin's Fantasy Tier Rating and the latest dollar values for common-format leagues from the Player Forecast Manager.  This feature is available to Premium and Fantasy subscribers only (except for San Francisco Giants player cards--see Mark DeRosa and Jonathan Sanchez for examples)
     
  • a register of updated PFM values as they become available, and the best Scoresheet information available anywhere, including the re-formulated SS/SIM.  This feature is available to Premium and Fantasy subscribers only (except for San Francisco Giants player cards--see Pat Burrell and Barry Zito for examples)
     
  • PECOTA percentiles for hitters and pitchers.  All PECOTA information is available to Premium and Fantasy subscribers only (except for San Francisco Giants player cards--see Aubrey Huff and Cody Ross for examples)

We are working on the following features:

  • 10-year projections will be available this week.
     
  • comparables, Upside, and updated MORP are in process but we do not have an ETA yet.

We're looking forward to releasing additional updates soon, and thank you for your patience.

Dave Pease is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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