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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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12-01

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BP Job Postings: Brewers Job Opening and Internship
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Rob McQuown

11-30

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BP Job Postings: Cardinals Fellowship Position
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Rob McQuown

11-11

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BP Job Postings: Analytics Internship Opportunities With Pittsburgh Pirates
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Rob McQuown

09-18

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BP Job Postings: Kansas City Royals Job Openings
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Rob McQuown

09-14

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BP Announcements: Strength Of Schedule
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Rob McQuown

04-15

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BP Announcements: HACKING MASS 2016! (extended deadline)
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Rob McQuown

02-12

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Baseball Prospectus Book News: Baseball Prospectus 2016 Stats and Projections
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Harry Pavlidis and Rob McQuown

01-29

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2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

11-25

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Prospectus Feature: Updates to FRAA, BP's Fielding Metric
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Harry Pavlidis, Rob McQuown and Jonathan Judge

08-05

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BP Job Postings: Cleveland Indians Job Opening
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Rob McQuown

05-22

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BP Announcements: Los Angeles Dodgers Job Openings
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Rob McQuown

04-13

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Prospectus Feature: HACKING MASS 2015!
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Rob McQuown

03-09

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BP Announcements: Contact Us Form Problems 3/7-3/9
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Rob McQuown

02-16

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The Top 101 Prospects of 2015
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Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio

01-29

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Prospectus Feature: The PECOTA Release
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Mike Gianella and Rob McQuown

08-29

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Feature Focus: Feature Focus: Playoff Odds
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Rob McQuown

08-14

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Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker
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Rob McQuown

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: If You've Got Asdrubal...
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Craig Goldstein and Rob McQuown

07-31

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Feature Focus: Pitch f/x Matchup Tool
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Rob McQuown

07-25

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Feature Focus: Visual Depth Charts
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Rob McQuown

06-02

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Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15
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Mike Gianella, Rob McQuown and Mauricio Rubio

05-30

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BP Announcements: Eyewitness Accounts - Now Easier to Find
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Rob McQuown and Tim Collins

05-23

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BP Announcements: Visual Depth Charts - Pitching
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Rob McQuown

05-13

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BP Announcements: Minor League Schedule with Prospect Counts Now Available at BP
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Rob McQuown

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

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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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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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Pirates seek Analytics interns in Pittsburgh and Bradenton.

Our friends with the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for Baseball Informatics Interns


Links to full descriptions:


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Royals seek Developer, Baseball Systems and Lead Developer, Baseball Systems

Our friends with the Kansas City Royals are looking for a Lead Developer, Baseball Systems and a Developer, Baseball Systems.


Links to full job descriptions:


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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.

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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.

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A closer look at some of the statistics and projections that are new in Baseball Prospectus 2016.

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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 Positions | By Organizations | By Ages | By Signed
C (5)1B (3)2B (3)3B (4)SS (19)OF (28)RHP (31)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)Int'l, <$500,000 (10)




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To make things better.

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 FRAA—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 (SRAA and TRAA) along with the framing and blocking metrics (CSAA and EPAA) we already were adding. This will allow FRAA to reflect player defense across a variety of important spectrums.

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 DRA and CSAA. This new version of FRAA will be the next “old” version if our offseason projects go well.

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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The Cleveland Indians are seeking a Developer of Baseball Systems to join the Baseball Software Development team in building baseball applications and transitioning existing systems to web and mobile applications.

Developer, Baseball Systems

Primary Purpose:

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Dodgers seek Senior Developer and Data Scientist

Our friends with the Los Angeles Dodgers Research and Development team are looking for a Senior Developer and a Data Scientist.

EDIT: We have received confirmation that both positions are still open, with application deadlines of June 19 for both. Links now point to updated job descriptions.

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Huckabay's Annual Call to Keep Immobility Next to Godliness: Maximus Aggregatus Stiffisimus Sensire (HACKING MASS) is now live for 2015, with the deadline to enter impending.

Stop the presses! Last minute upgrade! We have a new prize to announce for the winner! Deadline is Tuesday, April 13, 2015, at noon Pacific.

Read the full article...

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