We’ve been making a lot of changes to the process behind the scenes, and we don’t have all of the components working together without a hitch yet. In retrospect, we should have called this a beta release, as some of you have suggested in the comments. What we’ll be doing is releasing improvements as soon as we’ve got them, and we’ll do a better job of managing your expectations as far as the fitness of the entire system going forward.
To answer a few of your questions:
* we have no concerns about the PECOTA data shipping in Baseball Prospectus 2010. In fact, you’ll see a few improvements over what we’ve run in the book in the past. We’re looking into BABIP and GB% issues that are reflected solely in the depth chart processes (and, by extension, in the projected standings).
* PECOTA cards are coming… we’re hoping for next week on those, but we’re improving them a lot this year, and we’ve got work left to do on them, so we’re not able to guarantee a date yet.
We will get everything ironed out as soon as we can, but in the meantime, do not take the depth chart standings to Vegas. Thank you for your patience and continued support.
To close out the post, here’s a question: do you want us to push out data as soon as we have something close, with a “beta” tag on it until we’re sure about it, or would you prefer that we release data we’re more certain about a day or three later?