Baseball Prospectus and the Atlanta Braves invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, June 15 at Turner Field. Thanks to the fine folks in the Braves front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:
Scouts and coaches look to bring baseball to kids in Africa
Chicago White Sox professional scout John Tumminia asked that we share this with our readers. Please consider supporting this good cause.
A group of MLB Scouts, former MLB players and local coaches, along with a support staff, are attempting to bring the gospel of baseball and softball to the youth of the world. This year our mission is bring the game to Kenya in November 2013.
Baseball Prospectus and the Washington Nationals invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Sunday, July 7 at Nationals Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Nationals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:
TrackMan Inc. is seeking a qualified web developer with a passion for sports and an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team as a Developer of Baseball Applications.
Our good friends at TrackMan are looking for help. Check out the job description below, and if you're interested and qualified, email your resume in Word format with sample work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sample work should detail your contribution if not solely developed by you. Let the guys know Baseball Prospectus sent you!
TrackMan Inc. is seeking a qualified web developer with a passion for sports and an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team as a Developer of Baseball Applications. This is a ground floor opportunity in an established nimble company working at the intersection of sports and technology.
Baseball Prospectus and the Seattle Mariners invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, May 25 at Safeco Field. Thanks to the fine folks in the Mariners front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:
McCotter’s essay, “Cal Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings" finishes first
April 27, 2013—Trent McCotter has been selected as winner of the first annual Greg Spira Baseball Research Award. McCotter’s 2012 essay, “Cal Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings,” compiled for the first time the correct total of consecutive innings (8,264) played by the Orioles’ great shortstop between 1982 and 1987. McCotter’s extensive research also created a list of every player who ever played at least 2,500 consecutive innings, information previously unknown despite the fact that the players involved had all retired many decades ago.
The article by McCotter, an attorney living in Washington D.C., first appeared in the Fall 2012 edition of the Society of American Baseball Research’s Baseball Research Journal (Volume 41, No. 2). [http://sabr.org/latest/ripken-s-record-consecutive-innings-played] It was this type of research and presentation that the Greg Spira Research Award was created to honor.
More than 14,000 scouting reports available through online companion to Museum display
A special group of people near and dear to my heart will finally get recognition this year as the Baseball Hall of Fame opens up its Diamond Mines exhibit honoring professional and amateur scouts. Thanks to the work of my esteemed SABR colleagues Rod Nelson, the late Jim Sandoval, Ted Turocy and Sean Lahman, data linking more than 11,000 players with the names of their signing or recommending scout will now be available to the general public. I've seen the work first-hand, and it's truly some amazing stuff. Below is the full press release of today's announcement.
BP teams up with Fantasy Rundown to provide your 2013 top prospect compilations
Over the past several years, I've put together top prospect compilations from sources across the Internet. I have linked to the files below. The Excel workbooks contain tabs at the bottom representing each of the league’s divisions as well as a tab for top 100 lists and positional analysis.
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BP returns to LA for another exciting day at Dodger Stadium
Baseball Prospectus and the Los Angeles Dodgers invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, April 27 at Dodger Stadium. Thanks to the fine folks in the Dodgers front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:
News and notes from around the league for April 7, 2013
As we begin the 2013 season, we introduce another new feature here at Baseball Prospectus. Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! (For the first full week of the new campaign, this feature will be completely free to all readers!)
And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription (http://www.mlbdepthcharts.com/2013/02/mlbdepthcharts-insider.html), which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past 7 games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more!