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 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
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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
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...then you've got less trouble than me. The Nationals upgrade at second base, while the Zach Walters era begins in Cleveland. The Pitch f/x Matchup Tool brings the fantastic Brooks Baseball data to bear on a batter-v-pitcher matchup. See what happened with each pitch between any pair of opponents!
sat out today with a "Hammy" strain today, that injury only a batter with Duda's extreme platoon bias can suffer; that is, of course, the strain suffered when contemplating facing tough lefty Lucas Duda . Okay, so it's not a perfect example because "Hammy" has a great changeup and shuts down righties as well. But Duda is hitting just .153/.242/.220 against Southpaws this season, and his career line is also far far worse than his "vs RHP" line. Cole Hamels
In reading this news, it's easy to wonder exactly how Duda has faired against Hamels in his career. And the Pitch f/x Matchup Tool provides all the answers. To get started, simply pick the pitcher and batter in question from the pulldown menus:
Read the full article... A picture is worth a thousand words - see how teams stack up by position at a glance with Visual Depth Charts!
There are two 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... Three members of our staff share different perspectives on the 15th edition of the popular baseball sim.
My experiences with Out Of The Park Baseball began early, as I was a young fan of baseball sims. I started with What If Sports and moved around to a few different ones before settling in for a long and meaningful relationship with OOTP. I have a long relationship with video games, as I grew up a child of the 90s; before baseball took a firm hold of my heart, Sega and PlayStation dominated my childhood. The transition to video games and baseball was a natural one for me, as I wanted to emulate the players I revered.
Read the full article... The popular Eyewitness Accounts have been databased and added to the player cards and main menu.
What could be better than an Eyewitness Account by one of the crack Baseball Prospectus minor-league experts? Being able to find these reports quickly and conveniently, of course!
For loyal readers who are already reading the Baseball Prospectus site, a menu item has been added to take you to a sortable collection of
Eyewitness Accounts: Read the full article... Visual Depth Charts are now available for projected pitching values.
The long-awaited pitching section of the
Visual Depth Charts is now available. Just click the Orange "Pitchers" button on the Visual Depth Charts page, which you can access via the " " button dropdown at the top of most BP pages. Depth Charts
Read the full article... The daily schedules for Minor League Baseball games are now available at BP, and full of prospect goodness.
Thanks to the inspiration of
Harry Pavlidis and feature requests from readers, you can now see the daily Minor League Baseball game schedule at Baseball Prospectus, including information about which games are available on MiLB.tv, who the probable starters are (with up-to-the minute updates as soon as they are announced on the milb.com site), and the number of BP-ranked prospects in the game.
Read the full article... 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 Read the full article... 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 Goins on the entry form today, then switch to Ryan Darwin Barney Monday morning. But once the deadline arrives, partial teams will be dropped and new entries and changes will no longer be allowed. Read the full article... 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...