With the posting of the pitcher cards this morning, that number’s how many PECOTA cards we have available for your perusal. This total includes, for the first time, projections for draft picks like Matt Wieters and David Price who have had little or no professional playing time, through a method that isn’t quite as robust as what we’re able to do for “regular” prospects, but seems to generate some reasonable results.
Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me with any problems that you see. Presently, we’re aware of the problem of incorrect comparable years showing up on the hitter cards. We’re also aware of a couple minor formatting issues, as well as some confusion with players who have duplicate names (e.g. the Chris Carterses). All of this will be fixed with our next update later in the week. Also don’t hesitate to e-mail me if there’s a player you’d like to see a projection for that we haven’t included quite yet. At a minimum, we should be including any players from Kevin Goldstein’s Top 100 Prospects list who don’t have a projection as of yet.
A side note: the pitcher projections now incorporate PECOTA projections for a team’s defensive acumen based on our depth charts, which makes quite a bit of difference in a couple of cases. For example, all Devil Rays pitchers have had 30 to 50 points shaved off their ERA, as we expect their defense to be massively better this season than it was a year earlier.