* hitter projections are virtually unchanged other than the addition of Upside.
* pitcher improvements–Clay has found and accounted for the condition causing the 75th percentile weirdness in pitcher PECOTAs the last time around. The pitcher PECOTAs available in the latest run are now stable at their 50th percentile. This probably concludes our major modifications for pitcher projections for 2010, though of course the playing time projections will continue to develop as roles are firmed up during spring training.
* pitcher Upside is available for some pitchers now; it’s being run more or less in descending 2010 projected value order, so the Upside for the pitchers you will be most interested in is there. Everyone else is coming on a Wednesday, February 24 update.
* SSSim fans, we feel your pain. We do not have an ETA on the availability of this stat. It is high on our list of things to do.
* higher still are the PECOTA cards. We have the data generated and are in the process of building graphs and cards for hitters. They will be ready for beta release on Thursday, February 25. Pitchers will follow. As previously threatened, the cards have been improved more this year than any release since their initial design, and we’re excited to see what you think.
On a related topic, we’ve seen statements on the internets that the team triple-slash batting stats don’t mesh up with expected runs scored in the depth chart projected standings. I want to take this opportunity to categorically confirm these claims. The issue is not with the PECOTA projections themselves, but how they’re playing with the depth chart process. Our newest full-timer here at Baseball Prospectus will be addressing this issue later in the week… more on him in a day or two.
Thanks for your patience, and if you have a question or issue that hasn’t been addressed yet, please let us know and we’ll do our best.