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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39 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
57 Baseball Prospectus News: MLB.TV Discount Available to BP Premium Subscribers by Rob McQuown and Ben Lindbergh
61 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
6 Feature Focus: Team Tracker, Advanced by Rob McQuown
11 Feature Focus: Team Tracker, Basics by Rob McQuown
15 Feature Focus: Prospect Tracker by Rob McQuown
1 BP Announcements: Prospect Tracker Upgrades (Including Team Tracker Teams) by Rob McQuown
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
11 BP Announcements: Site Bug Fix: Replying to Comments in IE by Rob McQuown
6 BP Unfiltered: Visual Year-to-Date Stats by Rob McQuown
2 Value Picks: Outfielders for 5/18/12 by Rob McQuown
6 Value Picks: Outfielders for 5/11/12 by Rob McQuown
8 Value Picks: Outfielders for 5/4/12 by Rob McQuown
5 Value Picks: Outfielders for 4/27/12 by Rob McQuown
8 Value Picks: Outfielders for 4/13/12 by Rob McQuown
1 BP Job Postings: Two Technical Positions Available by Rob McQuown
1 BP Unfiltered: Free Trial - Scoresheet Draft Aid by Rob McQuown
8 BP Unfiltered: Spring Training Stats Don't Count - But Here They Are by Rob McQuown
1 Preseason Value Picks: Outfielders for 3/9/12 by Rob McQuown
39 BP Unfiltered: PECOTA and Depth Chart Update *UPDATED* by Rob McQuown
0 BP Beta Blog: Percentiles - Beta Testing Needed by Rob McQuown
27 BP Unfiltered: Scoresheet Prospectus by Rob McQuown
20 Preseason Value Picks: Outfielders for 2/17/12 by Rob McQuown
5 The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 2/3/12 by Rob McQuown
18 The Keeper Reaper: Outfielders for 1/20/12 by Rob McQuown
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! Read the full article...
Playoff Odds Report Now Available. 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 Read the full article... 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.
Read the full article... 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
projections are here, earlier than usual. PECOTA Read the full article...
A positional and visual breakdown of the players on our top 101 prospects list.
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December 2, 2013 12:00 am
The Twins sign Ricky Nolasco, the Cubs trade for George Kottaras, the Reds re-sign Manny Parra, and more. The Sortable Statistics feature offers some powerful data-mining features unavailable elsewhere.
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: Read the full article... 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:
Read the full article... 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 page is actually a listing of projected team performance by division, as predicted by Depth Charts forecasts for the various players. PECOTA Read the full article... See the latest transactions, and filter all transactions in recent years by any number of criteria.
On the surface, the Baseball Prospectus
appears to be just another list of transactions—which, while useful, you could find in plenty of other places. But the Transactions Browser Transactions Browser is much more than that. Here's the default page: Read the full article... See how teams stack up in a whole new way.
There are three products at BP that use the name "
." Here's a quick explanation of the differences, and a reminder that one of them is Depth Charts Visual Depth Charts (complete with Visual Year-to-Date stats). Read the full article...