FanGraphs+ 2012: Available Now!

FanGraphs+ (formerly The Second Opinion) is now available for just $4.99!

Here’s what you get:

Player Profiles – Over 1100 player profiles written by the FanGraphs and RotoGraphs contributors you’re already familiar with. Available on either the player pages or in blog format.

Articles – 11 in-depth articles to help you win your league:

-Keeper League Prospect & Rookie Strategies
-How to Use PITCHf/x in Your Fantasy League
-Keepr Conundrum: Bryce Harper or Mike Trout
-Improve Your Control and Break Out
-The Difficulty in Predicting Saves
-Valuing Upside Graphically
-Ottoneu Strategies for Every Setting
-Projections and Playing Through Pain
-Mining for Under (and Over) Performers: Strikeouts
-Prospects with Pedigree: Eno’s Rookie Lineup
-The 2nd Annual Cistulli-Sarris Prospect Face-Off Challenge

Quick Opinions – Short one to two sentence profile that give you the bottom line about a player. These are also integrated into our various projection pages so you can quickly get more information about a player.

FanGraphs+ Year Round Content – FanGraphs has partnerned with ESPN Insider again this season and everything we write for ESPN will be available. (2 – 3 articles weekly)

FanGraphs+ Archives – Our previous two year’s worth of FanGraphs+ content will also be available to you.

For those of you wondering, there is no PDF (again) this year. I know we released one sometime in mid-March last year, but I just don’t feel comfortable promising a half-hearted PDF.

The idea of FanGraphs+ is to enhance your FanGraphs online experience and I think for $4.99, it’s really an amazing bargain.



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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.


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David Wiers
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4 years 6 months ago

4.99, is that in dollars or souls? I know the Dark Overlord must feed.

But assuming dollars, consider this a purchase from me.

Ludwig von Koopa
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Ludwig von Koopa
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah 4.99 is pretty steep in souls. The Dark Overlord really needs to raise interest rates, inflation is out of control.

Slartibartfast
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Slartibartfast
4 years 6 months ago

To be honest, after paying for that utterly useless iPhone app last year, I can’t really trust any Fangraphs purchased content.

Steve Balboni
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Steve Balboni
4 years 6 months ago

I was wondering about that App. Does FanGraphs+ 2012 translate well into the App? I don’t want to read that much content sitting in my chair, so printing a .pdf or Ipad friendly is optimal.

Although, I’m buying in any case because its the least we can do for all the freebies (and its $35 cheaper than BP).

Tyler
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Tyler
4 years 6 months ago

completely agree I could not be more disappointed with the app i hope they improve it.

Rob H.
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Rob H.
4 years 6 months ago

I agree. I’d definitely pay $5 for a GOOD fangraphs app with integrated player comments and OFF-LINE stats (like the Baseball Mobile app).

No PDF is a deal-breaker as well.

GrittleTooth
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GrittleTooth
4 years 6 months ago

Rarely have I seen so many people bitch about things that cost so little … FanGraphs+ ($5), App ($3). You must be the same people who complain about lack of 5 star food/service at fast food restaurants.

RationalSportsFan
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4 years 5 months ago

Clearly you’ve never been to a Subway with me.

pounded clown
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pounded clown
4 years 5 months ago

to be honest I had to draw the line at taking my porn with me.

junker23
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junker23
4 years 6 months ago

Meh. Had you called it iFangraphs, I’d be all over it.

buddy
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buddy
4 years 6 months ago

A Fangraphs+ of 2012? Somehow I doubt that this is 20.12 times better than the average Fangraphs.

CircleChange11
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CircleChange11
4 years 6 months ago

Sabermetric humor.

It ain’t for everyone.

gouis
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gouis
4 years 6 months ago

It’s 20.12 times the better than the average baseball site.

sc2gg
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sc2gg
4 years 6 months ago

I’d require some sabermetric analysis or site native stat before going this route, myself. Maybe something like WAF? Writing for Advanced Fangraphing? I currently have a WAF of 1, if I just read ESPN it’d be a 0, if I could tolerate Bleacher Report my WAF would be -5….

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
4 years 6 months ago

Still waiting for an announcement on NotGraphs+.

Brandon Warne
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Member
4 years 6 months ago

It’s actually just a video of Cistulli tapdancing. Not that cool. OK, it is cool.

Mike D
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Mike D
4 years 6 months ago

Is there a PDF of all of the content?

mdecav
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mdecav
4 years 6 months ago

Stupid me – didn’t read the end of the article

PTB
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PTB
4 years 6 months ago

Is it updated throughout the course of the year with additional info?

Matt
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Matt
4 years 6 months ago

The projections by Bill James and being able to look over career stats is useful but the editors articles aren’t really any good. They are rarely correct in their projections.

Some examples. They predicted David Price to be better than Clayton Kershaw. They then said Clayton Kershaw was never gonna get over his wildness even though he had improved every single year on his WHIP.

I mean seriously editors who can’t even tell signs of improvement? How is that worth paying for? I can get just as bad of predictions on CBS Sports free of charge.

Only a fool would pay for lousy articles written by guys who prolly were rejected as sportswriters on other sites.

drewcorb
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drewcorb
4 years 6 months ago

They did nail James Shields as a guy who was unlucky two years ago and Cahill as a guy who was lucky.

sprot
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sprot
4 years 6 months ago

whoa nfw…did they use, like, babip and stuff??

James Gentile
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4 years 6 months ago

oh man, they got two guys wrong? screw this, i’m outta here.

Pastry Chef
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Pastry Chef
4 years 6 months ago

This is sarcasm, right? Right?

NBH
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NBH
4 years 6 months ago

I see Matt got a -39 for his post but I hope it was for tone because I have to agree that the profiles and quick opinions aren’t on the same level as the articles we read every day. But it’s only $4.99 – I’m happy to support Fangraphs.

pounded clown
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pounded clown
4 years 5 months ago

Where are you going, i was gonna make espresso.

Petersonnn
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Petersonnn
4 years 6 months ago

I am rather interested in scouting reports like in this website, but more detials:
http://tsn.ca/mlb/teams/players/bio/?id=3618.
For example for an OF, I’d rather read is he a poor/below average/average/good/great fielder/arm talent and how he handles two strikes and how he behaves himself on the bases then what is the projection for him in HR’s OBP according to previous numbers.

Mike J
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Mike J
4 years 6 months ago

With no PDF, I won’t be buying this. I loved the PDF last year as I threw it on my flash drive and had access to all of the player profiles on my laptop in one spot (and I didn’t need to be connected to the internet to boot).

jesse
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jesse
4 years 6 months ago

agreed pdf was the point of buying this

Louis
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Louis
4 years 6 months ago

How about the point is supporting a site you visit every day and get lots of amazing content for free?

Admiral Whiskers
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Admiral Whiskers
4 years 6 months ago

I support the site by visiting it and generating ad revenue.

Scott
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Scott
4 years 6 months ago

Really Admiral Whiskers? Do you know how ad revenue works? Do you go to Fangraphs every day and click on each ad you see on every page? I’m honestly curious.

RationalSportsFan
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4 years 5 months ago

Depends whether Fangraphs ads are pay-per-click, pay-per-impression, or some flat rate. I am guessing the Dark Overlord (praised be his name), in his infinite wisdom, probably operates on all three models.

So, yes, just coming to this site probably makes Fangraphs money.

smcfee
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smcfee
4 years 6 months ago

Seems like a strange decision since you could make a readable (but not pretty) PDF in like an hour of work.

JC
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JC
4 years 6 months ago

Can’t you just make your own PDF of their articles/projections?

Rodney
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Rodney
4 years 6 months ago

I screwed up and bought it without reading the very lowly placed statement saying “NO PDF.” Come on! That’s the best thing about it. Flipin’ pages, making notes, and killing the competition at the auction! That’s what it’s all about.
PLEASE GIVE US A PDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE GIVE US A PDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE GIVE US A PDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colin
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Colin
4 years 6 months ago

Eh, I just spent double for groceries to make dinner with tonight….so I cannot very well pass this up for 5 bucks.

Rich Alan
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4 years 6 months ago

Guys, I hate to b*tch, but this is disappointing. I paid the $4.99 just to support the best baseball blog on the internets. That being said FanGraphs+ is a bit lazy. Wouldn’t it have been prudent to list team and position on the player profiles? What about ’12 projections, shouldn’t you have at least include James’s or Rotowire’s? And call me old school but give me a pdf option, something I can easily access and read when I’m not connected.

Still love you guys, but some updates to FG+ would be most welcome!

CubbieBlue66
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CubbieBlue66
4 years 6 months ago

No blurb for Kendrys Morales? Intended or oversight?

adam
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4 years 6 months ago

I would totally buy it if you guys created an android app that could access the paid data

Luke I am your Father
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Luke I am your Father
4 years 6 months ago

Bought it, love it. Thanks!

nickkappel
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4 years 6 months ago

No profile on Wainwright?

TheUnrepentantGunner
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TheUnrepentantGunner
4 years 6 months ago

add me to the list of people that would pay $5 or so for a pdf and access to a bonus blog but not as thrilled with the current set.

the one underrated use of the iphone app is the live % charts in game, which is nice the 5-10 times a year I’m at a game. I’d love to improve those for context (ie: a lead with two defensive/pitching minded teams in say petco park means more than some offensive juggernaut matchup in coors field.

Anyway, still not an awful app.

i’d almost donate just becuase i get use out of the site, but id get zero utility out of not having a pdf.

Steve Balboni
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4 years 6 months ago

I cut and pasted most of it into a word file last night. (It took longer than I thought because the site loads pretty slow.) So the price was $4.95 plus 1 hour and since I bill out at $450, that’s expensive to get a useful product. But I’m thrilled with my purchase.

Indeed
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Indeed
4 years 6 months ago

I’m sorry… so a man who makes books about the Bible in Lego-Land, or works for a company that makes books about the Bible in Lego-Land, bills $450 an hour… I had no damn idea Lego Bibles were so damn lucrative. Any jobs available in this emerging market?

Steve Balboni
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4 years 6 months ago

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. A man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’ Luke 12:15

But access to Fangraphs+ is not, technically speaking, a possession, so order now!

Subversive
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Subversive
4 years 6 months ago

$4.99 is a pittance. The content this site provides for free is worth far more than that, I’ll happily pay.

deadhead
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deadhead
4 years 6 months ago

I kinda thought you got this free when you joined a $50 ottoneu league.

PJC
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PJC
4 years 6 months ago

We’re begging you to please provide the PDF. I certainly would be willing to pay an incremental fee for it.

halebm
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halebm
4 years 5 months ago

just bought fangraphs v1.1 via the itunes store, will i have access to v2?

pounded clown
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pounded clown
4 years 5 months ago

I just bought it but had some difficulty in navigating to the page. I was looking for big Second Option add that has been there each year but didn’t see it. I actually panicked because I thought I wouldn’t have my indispensable draft day tool.

pounded clown
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pounded clown
4 years 5 months ago

derp: Second Opinion

David
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4 years 5 months ago

Nothing to do with FanGraphs+…. but is Fangraphs app ever coming out for Android?

Badger
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Badger
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah, that would be me. I paid for FG+ a week or so ago. Didn’t realize it wasn’t for this year.

Ira
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Ira
4 years 5 months ago

There is no profile for Brennan Boesch.

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