Welcome to our hastily-implemented beta tester program. If you can read this, you've been vocal about quality in the past, and we want to know what you think, so I've added you to our beta tester user group, and you'll have access to data early. (Please pardon my presumption if you aren't interested; you can either ignore this whole thing altogether, or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll remove the designation on your account.) Thank you to dianagram and other users for suggesting this program.
The first order of business is the PECOTA cards. As I said last week, we're generating the pitcher cards and we should have them out in the next couple of days. In the meantime, we've got the third and hopefully final revision of the hitter cards ready for you to look at.
Please click here to access the beta testers only version of the cards.
Notes on this version:
We haven't set up a beta-tester-only header, so any links to the PECOTA cards in the header, and the search box in the header, will still take you back to the public PECOTA beta cards. Sorry–we'll flesh out the program to handle this more gracefully as we get it established. In the meantime, use your browser's "Back" button, or just head straight to the beta tester index to visit other players.
We've fixed the OBP bug for the 2010 percentiles projections.
No Kyle Gibon and Dustin Ackley yet. We might be able to get them–I'm not sure.
Only 20 comps per for these, but all 100 will be there once we switch these over to their final resting place.
The stats in the "biographical" box are the playing time projection adjusted stats at 50th percentile, if a player has playing time projected. Any differences in rates should be the result of roundoffs. For example, consider Albert Pujols. At his 50th percentile, Pujols is projected to go 164 for 511, for a .321 batting average. His playing time projection (used in the depth charts and PFM) changes that from 608 PA to 679, which results in (679/608*511) = 571 at bats and (679/608*164) = 183 hits, but 183/571=.32049, rounding down to .320. If a player does not have any playing time projected, the stats in the box are his PECOTA 50th percentile projection.
- We changed the color of the totals and weighted means lines to be easier to read.
The beta testers only version of the hitter cards is available at http://www.baseballprospectus.com/ddjp.
Please leave any comments you have right here, or feel free to contact us with them. Thanks again for your help.