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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8 2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced by Rob McQuown
0 Baseball Prospectus Book News: Player Names from Baseball Prospectus 2017 by Dave Pease and Rob McQuown
0 BP Announcements: Internet Baseball Awards - One more Day! by Rob McQuown
0 BP Job Postings: Brewers Job Opening and Internship by Rob McQuown
0 BP Job Postings: Cardinals Fellowship Position by Rob McQuown
0 BP Job Postings: Analytics Internship Opportunities With Pittsburgh Pirates by Rob McQuown
0 BP Job Postings: Kansas City Royals Job Openings by Rob McQuown
1 BP Announcements: Strength Of Schedule by Rob McQuown
8 BP Announcements: HACKING MASS 2016! (extended deadline) by Rob McQuown
5 Baseball Prospectus Book News: Baseball Prospectus 2016 Stats and Projections by Harry Pavlidis and Rob McQuown
19 2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced by Rob McQuown
18 Prospectus Feature: Updates to FRAA, BP's Fielding Metric by Harry Pavlidis, Rob McQuown and Jonathan Judge
0 BP Job Postings: Cleveland Indians Job Opening by Rob McQuown
2 BP Announcements: Los Angeles Dodgers Job Openings by Rob McQuown
9 Prospectus Feature: HACKING MASS 2015! by Rob McQuown
3 BP Announcements: Contact Us Form Problems 3/7-3/9 by Rob McQuown
3 The Top 101 Prospects of 2015 by Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio
41 Prospectus Feature: The PECOTA Release by Mike Gianella and Rob McQuown
2 Feature Focus: Feature Focus: Playoff Odds by Rob McQuown
8 Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker by Rob McQuown
2 Transaction Analysis: If You've Got Asdrubal... by Craig Goldstein and Rob McQuown
1 Feature Focus: Pitch f/x Matchup Tool by Rob McQuown
5 Feature Focus: Visual Depth Charts by Rob McQuown
7 Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15 by Mike Gianella, Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio
1 BP Announcements: Eyewitness Accounts - Now Easier to Find by Rob McQuown and Tim Collins
0 BP Announcements: Visual Depth Charts - Pitching by Rob McQuown
5 BP Announcements: Minor League Schedule with Prospect Counts Now Available at BP by Rob McQuown
8 Baseball Prospectus News: New Stat Reports and Site Upgrades by Rob McQuown
4 BP Announcements: HACKING MASS Competition 2014 by Rob McQuown
9 BP Announcements: Fantasy Resources Page by Rob McQuown
0 BP Announcements: Playoff Odds Report Now Available by Rob McQuown
69 Baseball Prospectus News: MLB.TV Discount Available to BP Premium Subscribers by Rob McQuown and Ben Lindbergh
62 Baseball Prospectus News: 10-Year Projections, UPSIDE, Percentiles, and Comparables by Rob McQuown
94 Baseball Prospectus News: Reintroducing PECOTA, the Depth Charts, PFM, and DraftAid by Rob McQuown
24 The Top 101 Prospects of 2014 by Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio
2 Transaction Analysis: Nolasco Heads North by R.J. Anderson and Rob McQuown
1 Feature Focus: Sortable Statistics (Introduction) by Rob McQuown
0 Feature Focus: Team Audit by Rob McQuown
2 Feature Focus: Depth Charts by Rob McQuown
0 Feature Focus: Transactions Browser by Rob McQuown
2 Fantasy Focus: Visual Depth Charts by Rob McQuown
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11 Feature Focus: Team Tracker, Basics by Rob McQuown
15 Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker by Rob McQuown
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1 BP Announcements: Daily Roundup Emails for Team Tracker by Rob McQuown
1 BP Unfiltered: Spring Training Stats Don't Count (But Here They Are Anyway) by Rob McQuown
15 BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced by Rob McQuown
38 BP Announcements: Scoresheet Draft Aid 2013 by Rob McQuown
103 Baseball Prospectus News: Now Arriving: PECOTA, Depth Charts, and the PFM by Colin Wyers and Rob McQuown
February 13, 2017 6:00 am
Breaking down Baseball Prospectus' top 101 prospects list.
December 26, 2016 2:28 am
We're working on the 2017 edition of our annual now, and we've got the names locked in.
We're working on
right now, and we've locked in the list of players that the editors, writers, and stat team will be using in the book. It occurred to us this time around that some people might find the list interesting, so we thought we'd publish it immediately. The list is sortable by clicking on headers, and if you don't recognize a name you can click the name link to access the player card. We hope your holidays are going great so far... please let us know what you're seeing out there. Baseball Prospectus 2017 Read the full article...
Last day to get your ballot in for Internet Baseball Awards (http://www.internetbaseballawards.com)! The Milwaukee Brewers are hiring a Senior Analyst – Baseball Research and Development and also have an internship available.
Senior Analyst – Baseball Research and Development
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November 30, 2016 12:54 pm
The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent with a typical Cardinals full-time employee.
Baseball Operations Fellowship
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November 11, 2016 12:03 pm
Pirates seek Analytics interns in Pittsburgh and Bradenton.
Our friends with the
are looking for Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Informatics Interns
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September 18, 2016 10:09 pm
Royals seek Developer, Baseball Systems and Lead Developer, Baseball Systems
Our friends with the
are looking for a Kansas City Royals Lead Developer, Baseball Systems and a Developer, Baseball Systems.
Links to full job descriptions: Read the full article...
September 14, 2016 1:42 pm
Strength Of Schedule for all 30 MLB teams for the remainder of the season.
Hi all -
Based on a suggestion from former Editor-in-Chief
Ben Lindbergh (now with The Ringer), it's now possible to see "Strength of Schedule". And it's the time of the season when these values are going to vary a lot, so check back daily to see the latest changes. Read the full article... Huckabay's Annual Call to Keep Immobility Next to Godliness: Maximus Aggregatus Stiffisimus Sensire (HACKING MASS) is now live for 2016, with the deadline to enter impending.
NOTE: Deadline is Friday, April 15, 2016 , at noon Pacific.
Stop the presses! Last minute upgrade! We have a new prize to announce for the winner! Deadline is Tuesday, April 12, 2016 , at noon Pacific. Read the full article...
February 12, 2016 4:46 pm
A closer look at some of the statistics and projections that are new in Baseball Prospectus 2016. Breaking down Baseball Prospectus' top 101 prospects list.
Today, the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Staff released our
Top 101 Prospects of 2016. Here is the Top 101 list displayed by position, by organization, by prospect age, and by their means of entering professional baseball. Enjoy! Top
By Signed C (5)
LHP (8) Age 18 (2)
Age 19 (11)
Age 20 (13)
Age 21 (24)
Age 22 (19)
Age 23 (20)
Age 24 (11)
Age 25 (1) Top 10 (22)
3rd Rd or Earlier (42)
4th Rd or Later (7)
Int'l, $500,000+ (20)
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November 25, 2015 6:00 am
Our objective at BP Stats is to provide sophisticated and useful metrics. Our mission is to do this while working transparently. Part of this involves reviewing what we have. As much—if not more—is about building new things.
Today we arrive at an update to
—Fielding Runs Above Average—that represents both lanes of the process. FRAA is the metric we use at BP to measure the defensive contributions made by players in the field. In reviewing what we had, we found something we really needed to fix—outfield assists were not being counted in FRAA. We’re also adding some new metrics for catcher throwing skills ( FRAA and SRAA ) along with the framing and blocking metrics (CSAA and TRAA ) we already were adding. This will allow FRAA to reflect player defense across a variety of important spectrums. EPAA
All of these improvements are happening even while we work on the next generation of FRAA using some of the techniques that have produced things like
and CSAA. This new version of FRAA will be the next “old” version if our offseason projects go well. DRA
Zoom Out: WARP
A quick review of how we make our Wins Above Replacement Player (WARP) metric. Here’s how we generate WARP, in two parts.
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