Monday, March 15, 2010

Some Stat Resources

There are a couple of interesting new statistical resources which I wanted to bring to your attention. The Sabermetrics Library put together by Steve Slowinski, who also writes for DRays Bay, is not really that new but still definitely worth mentioning again. It is a compilation of some of the best articles on sabermetrics on the net. The links are all conveniently organized so you don't have to go on a long frustrating google search.

It's an excellent resource for those who are new to sabermetrics or trying to get a better handle on it. It also serves as a refresher for those who already have a good understanding of advanced metrics. He even has an online course on sabermetrics and it's all free.

Next is the National Pastime Almanac developed by Ron Gudykunst. He describes it as a
Baseball Encyclopedia with statistics, streaks, rankings, records, awards, etc. from 1876 through 2009, regular and post season. It is completely free. It allows to you to compile all kinds of lists such as:

Tigers Total Bases Leaders from 2000-2009

Brandon Inge 1,505
Carlos Guillen 1,1292
Curtis Granderson 1,247
Magglio Ordonez 1,246
Bobby Higginson 1,096
Placido Polanco 1,082
Ivan Rodriguez 1,069
Craig Monroe 1,058

Most Wins in a Season for Tigers Pitchers 21 and Under

Mark Fidrych 1976 19
Denny McClain 1965 16
Dave Rozema 1977 15
Art Houtteman 1949 15
Rick Porcello 2009 14

I'll play around with this more later.


  1. Of course, ALL these pitchers had promising careers cut VERY short due to arm injuries. Except Porcello......what do we learn from this?

  2. I would hope they have learned to be careful with young pitchers. I think they did a pretty good job limiting Porcello's innings last year. Hopefully, they will continue to do so over the next couple of years.




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