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Since we released the new PECOTA cards, I've gotten several requests for a link back to the DT cards like the one we used to have.  Instead of doing that, we're going to throw the DT cards away entirely, because (as we've both known ourselves and been reminded of by people for a while now) it's silly to have two sets of cards.

Here is the beta release of the new "unified" player card, with career, translated, and PECOTA data all in one place.  You can navigate these cards through the index page and find individual players by typing in the "Search" field at the top right of the index.  This will filter based on what you type, so type "Gwynn" to see the Gwynn family hitters.  Once you are looking at a card, you can also click the year or team columns to get to that team's page and see other players on that year's squad–here are the extremely entertaining 1991 Detroit Tigers, for example.

These cards feature the following:

  • All columns are sortable.  Click a header to sort by that column.
  • If a player has PECOTA data available, it'll be in the card.  If a player has Standard and Davenport Translation data available, it'll be in the card.  If he has both, it'll all be displayed in one card.
  • Mouse over a row to highlight it.
  • We've expanded the references to BP articles, chats, and roundtables at the bottom of the cards.  They page (if necessary; look at the bottom of the table to see how many entries are available) and sort by column.

We are aware of the following issues with these cards:

  • players before 1900 have career lines but not seasonal lines represented in their cards.  For an example, see Roger Connor's card.
  • there's something going on in the database with pitcher Standard 1992 lines.  There will be zeroes and question marks.
  • we don't have all the totals data right for pitcher Standard lines.  You'll also see zeroes and question marks.
  • total bases isn't available for older players.
  • general slowness, not just of these cards, but of the entire site.  I can't wait for fantasy season to be over!

We've got a lot more data that we're working on integrating into these cards, so chances are if you want to see something we've already got it in the roadmap, but please let us know your thoughts on any aspect of these cards in the comments.

These have been released to BP beta test team members only–you're seeing them first.  Thanks again for participating in the program.

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jrmayne
4/02
Thanks for the opportunity to review. 1. The "Historical Stats" section is now duplicative and unnecessary. 2. The navigation is quite unwieldy. The search box didn't really work for me at all. What I want to do is look at the 2009 Cleveland Indians, and to do that.... well, I don't know what to do. I got to the Yankees through ARod, who was on the face page, then clicking 2009. 3. The card I looked at (ARod) looked good. 4. Are you sure those weighted means on slugging percentage are right? --JRM
dpease
4/02
you bet--thanks for the comments 1. mostly true--however, the PECOTA historicals have minor-league lines and some different stats available, and we didn't want to remove them entirely until we were closer to completely replicating that data in the rest of the card. 2. the easiest way to do this is to find a guy who played on that team from the index and then click 2009 CLE on his card. we'll have a team browser in there soon.
jivas21
4/02
Don't have too much time to look through these at the moment, but I clicked on Babe Ruth's card and noticed question marks in his Total Bases figure. Any additional commentary here would simply expound on the obvious. Also: I assume he has a separate pitcher card? Obviously, this type of issue only affects 1% or so of all players, but it is a (very) minor issue to have batting and pitching performances on separate cards.