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Rob McQuown 

Rob McQuown

SABR member Rob McQuown is a lifelong Cubs fan who was inspired by a Bill James Abstract to join STATS, Inc., where he was first published in the The Scouting Report, 1993. Since then, neither starting up multiple dot-coms or years in big corporate life could pull him convincingly away from his first love, baseball. Getting restarted in the industry in 2006 with Baseball Daily Digest, he was welcomed to the Baseball Prospectus team when BDD became a subsidiary of BP - as a programmer and writer, and has contributed extensive web content with both words and programs for numerous sites.

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04-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: New Stat Reports and Site Upgrades
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Rob McQuown

04-12

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BP Announcements: HACKING MASS Competition 2014
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Rob McQuown

03-21

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BP Announcements: Fantasy Resources Page
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Rob McQuown

03-20

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BP Announcements: Playoff Odds Report Now Available
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Rob McQuown

03-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: MLB.TV Discount Available to BP Premium Subscribers
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Rob McQuown and Ben Lindbergh

03-12

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Baseball Prospectus News: 10-Year Projections, UPSIDE, Percentiles, and Comparables
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Rob McQuown

02-04

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Baseball Prospectus News: Reintroducing PECOTA, the Depth Charts, PFM, and DraftAid
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Rob McQuown

01-27

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The Top 101 Prospects of 2014
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Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North
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R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

08-28

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Feature Focus: Sortable Statistics (Introduction)
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Rob McQuown

07-30

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Feature Focus: Team Audit
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Rob McQuown

07-26

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Feature Focus: Depth Charts
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Rob McQuown

07-16

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Feature Focus: Transactions Browser
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Rob McQuown

07-09

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Fantasy Focus: Visual Depth Charts
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Rob McQuown

07-02

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Feature Focus: Team Tracker, Advanced
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Rob McQuown

06-25

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Feature Focus: Team Tracker, Basics
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Rob McQuown

06-19

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Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker
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Rob McQuown

05-29

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BP Announcements: Prospect Tracker Upgrades (Including Team Tracker Teams)
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Rob McQuown

05-23

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BP Announcements: Daily Roundup Emails for Team Tracker
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Rob McQuown

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: Spring Training Stats Don't Count (But Here They Are Anyway)
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Rob McQuown

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

02-15

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BP Announcements: Scoresheet Draft Aid 2013
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Rob McQuown

02-11

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Baseball Prospectus News: Now Arriving: PECOTA, Depth Charts, and the PFM
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Colin Wyers and Rob McQuown

08-10

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BP Announcements: Site Bug Fix: Replying to Comments in IE
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Rob McQuown

07-05

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BP Unfiltered: Visual Year-to-Date Stats
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Rob McQuown

05-18

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 5/18/12
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Rob McQuown

05-11

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 5/11/12
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Rob McQuown

05-04

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 5/4/12
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Rob McQuown

04-27

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 4/27/12
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Rob McQuown

04-13

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Value Picks: Outfielders for 4/13/12
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Rob McQuown

04-07

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BP Job Postings: Two Technical Positions Available
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Rob McQuown

03-21

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BP Unfiltered: Free Trial - Scoresheet Draft Aid
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Rob McQuown

03-17

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BP Unfiltered: Spring Training Stats Don't Count - But Here They Are
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Rob McQuown

03-09

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Preseason Value Picks: Outfielders for 3/9/12
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Rob McQuown

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: PECOTA and Depth Chart Update *UPDATED*
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Rob McQuown

02-29

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BP Beta Blog: Percentiles - Beta Testing Needed
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Rob McQuown

02-24

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BP Unfiltered: Scoresheet Prospectus
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Rob McQuown

02-17

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Preseason Value Picks: Outfielders for 2/17/12
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Rob McQuown

02-03

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 2/3/12
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Rob McQuown

01-20

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 1/20/12
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Rob McQuown

01-11

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 1/11/12
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Rob McQuown

12-31

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BP Beta Blog: Super-early PECOTA
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Rob McQuown and Colin Wyers

12-27

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/27/11
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Rob McQuown

12-20

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/20/11
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Rob McQuown

12-13

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/13/11
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Rob McQuown

12-12

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BP Beta Blog: New Article Format
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Rob McQuown

12-06

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 12/6/11
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Rob McQuown

11-15

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BP Unfiltered: Managing New Stats
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Rob McQuown

10-25

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 10/25/11
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Rob McQuown

10-18

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The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 10/18/11
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Rob McQuown

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PECOTA appears at MLB.com, and BP publishes new stat reports and updates to PITCHf/x products and player cards.

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

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Baseball Prospectus' long-running pick-the-worst fantasy game is back for 2014 after taking a few seasons off.

UPDATE: We've upgraded the scoring logic of HACKING MASS to better fit the times, and changed the deadline to give you more time (April 14). The new ESPN calculation is below.

HACKING MASS, our competition to pick the least dangerous hitters and least effective pitchers in the majors, returns for the 2014 season! You can field your team and put yourself in the running for $100, a lifetime Baseball Prospectus Premium subscription, or one of nine one-year BP Premium subscriptions by clicking here. Registration is open to anyone with a Baseball Prospectus account, including Basic accounts, which are free to create. You'll have a full week to enter (the deadline is April 14, 2014, at midnight PST), but it's easy to change players, so feel free to go all in on Darwin Barney on the entry form today, then switch to Ryan Goins Monday morning. But once the deadline arrives, partial teams will be dropped and new entries and changes will no longer be allowed.

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Easily navigate the dozens of resources the BP Fantasy Team has provided with the new Fantasy Resources Page!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words (and you can even click on the one below). Enjoy the improved fantasy resource navigation!

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Playoff Odds Report Now Available.

The Playoff Odds Report is now available, earlier than ever!

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BP Premium and Super-Premium subscribers are now eligible for a 20% discount off MLB.tv!

If you've ever tried to settle an argument by citing a statistic developed in the last decade, you may have found yourself on the receiving end of a common refrain: "Get your head out of that spreadsheet and try watching a game." Of course, there's never been any truth to the idea that people who like to study baseball stats do so instead of seeing games. If and when we have our heads stuck in spreadsheets, it's because we watch a lot of games and enjoy them so much that we want to better understand what we're seeing. And for people who watch a lot of baseball, the ability to stream games online through MLB.TV since the 2002 season has made life a lot better.

Which brings us to today's good news. All current and new yearly Baseball Prospectus Premium and Super Premium subscribers are in for a special bonus: a one-time coupon good for a 20 percent discount on a 2014 MLB.TV Premium Yearly Subscription.

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Reintroducing long-term projections and UPSIDE scores and welcoming PECOTA percentiles, diagnostics, and comparables to the player cards.

Baseball Prospectus is pleased to announce five new additions to the 2014 player cards, three which have been missing for a few years.

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BP begins to roll out its projections and fantasy tools for the 2014 season.

Pitchers and catchers have yet to report to spring training, and the Seahawks are still celebrating, but the PECOTA projections are here, earlier than usual.

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A positional and visual breakdown of the players on our top 101 prospects list.

Today, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Staff released our Top 101 Prospects of 2014. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, by prospect age, and by tool grades. Enjoy!

Top | By Positions | By Teams | By Ages | By Tools
C (8) | 1B (1) | 2B (6) | 3B (9) | SS (10) | OF (20) | RHP (37) | LHP (10)
Age 17 (1) | Age 18 (2) | Age 19 (9) | Age 20 (14) | Age 21 (23) | Age 22 (29) | Age 23 (13) | Age 24 (7) | Age 25 (3)



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December 2, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North

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R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown

The Twins sign Ricky Nolasco, the Cubs trade for George Kottaras, the Reds re-sign Manny Parra, and more.

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The Sortable Statistics feature offers some powerful data-mining features unavailable elsewhere.

The Sortable Statistics at Baseball Prospectus offer the ability to dig up data on players and teams as introduced in articles on the site and in books over the years. Most of this data is available for all the years for which it's possible to compute it, which can be delved into by selecting custom reports that mine the various databases. The easiest way to get introduced to the reports is via the "stock" options, each of which is available via a link when clicking "Statistics" on the navbar at the top of the page:

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The Team Audit page has many facts you need to know about a team, all in one convenient location!

One of the oldest offerings at Baseball Prospectus is the Team Audit, handily available from the home page by selecting a team and clicking "Audit Team." Doing so for the top team in the list (organized alphabetically), it's immediately apparent that this page is chock full of a wide variety of information:

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Depth Charts are the first glimpse many get of PECOTA projections, but they offer much more information.

Fantasy players are used to looking at depth charts and seeing the players who are most likely to stand on the field in the following game for a given team. At Baseball Prospectus, the depth charts have long meant something more—a representation of expert opinions on who will play for each team at each position for the remainder of the season. While this doesn't help fantasy hyperactivity so much—for that, we offer the MLBDepthCharts section of the site—it provides the mechanism to best determine how a team will do the rest of the way (or all season long, when viewed before the season starts). On that note, the starting Depth Charts page is actually a listing of projected team performance by division, as predicted by PECOTA forecasts for the various players.

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