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April 18, 2014
Baseball Prospectus News
New Stat Reports and Site Upgrades
Often, the content on the Baseball Prospectus website is driven by data collected during the research leading to an article. And readers can now benefit from some recent research on a daily basis, as six new reports have been added to the sortable statistics page, all of which will be updated daily throughout the season.
Player Pace Reports
Separate reports for batter pace and pitcher pace from 2010–14 are available here:
Both links are on the Statistics page (also accessible through the "Statistics" button on the navbar at the top of almost every BP page) under the respective headings OFFENSE and PITCHING.
Game Length and Attendance
We've added game length and attendance information, both at the league and individual team level. Want to know how long (and how well-attended) games were, on average, at the major-league level for any season since 1950, or at various minor-league levels back to 2006? Or do you want to look up the game length and attendance for a particular team over the same stretch? Now you can, through the following reports:
Both links are on the Statistics page under the GENERAL heading.
Team-Level Catcher Framing
Last month, we announced the publication of the Advanced Catching Metrics report, which includes both blocking and framing ratings for catchers from 2008–14. Now, we've aggregated the individual ratings into team-level receiving ratings for the same span of seasons. You can access these team-level stats through the following report, where you'll see that the top-ranked team has already distanced itself by over a win's worth of value from the bottom-ranked team:
Both links are on the Statistics page. Data for individual players is found under the GENERAL heading, while team totals are found under the TEAM heading.
You can access these (and other) PITCHf/x-based reports through the same "Statistics" button at the top of the page that contains a link to the sortables:
Player Card Improvements
In addition, in a first step toward making the player cards more user-friendly, the reports combining MLB and minor-league (MiLB) stats on the player cards now show MiLB stats in italics, and allow a click-toggle to hide them all together (showing only MLB stats).
Thank you for your continued support of Baseball Prospectus. We hope you enjoy the new additions and upgrades.