New Comparison Graphs!

The comparison graphs section has received an overhaul and now contains much of the functionality that our WAR Graphs tool contains, but for many of the other stats on the site, including standard counting stats.

You can easily embed them in your blogs in either static versions (where the data doesn’t change) or in updating versions where the data is always kept up to date.

Here’s a graph of cumulative home runs by age:


Source: FanGraphsBarry Bonds, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez

And these work for pitchers too:


Source: FanGraphsClayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Tim Lincecum



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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.


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Pitchers Hit Eighth
Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Awesome.

Barkey Walker
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Barkey Walker
4 years 4 months ago

I’ll second that and add a “legendary!”

ALevy
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ALevy
4 years 4 months ago

Epic

nmigliore
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nmigliore
4 years 4 months ago

One of the best things about this site is the frequent updates like this. Love it all.

Josh
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Josh
4 years 4 months ago

OT but has the way you calculate pitcher BABIPs changed?

I found an old post where you said it is  (H-HR)/(IP*2.82+H-SO-HR)

Plugging in for Kershaw, I get a BABIP of .279.

Josh
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Josh
4 years 4 months ago

Which I forgot to mention is off from his listed BABIP of .269.

Brad Johnson
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4 years 4 months ago

Dave,

I’m curious, do you custom build the features you roll out or is this something that you work with a third party to develop?

MustBunique
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Member
4 years 4 months ago

Dave, are we limited to the stats that are shown to us when we open the Compare tab? I would love to look at HR/FB vs age, but do not see this option. Oh, and thanks for this great tool. I’ve already spent some time looking at K/9 for a bunch of different pitchers and it’s a lot of fun.

MauerPower
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4 years 4 months ago

Awesome. WordPress.com doesn’t support these though, because they are iframes. Is there a way to fix this at all?

Scott Hiler
Guest
4 years 4 months ago

Is there a reason why OPS isn’t an option in the comparison graphs?

Looks great though! Thanks!

Nivra
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Nivra
4 years 4 months ago

What’s average in the pitcher’s graph? I thought it was the average of the selected pitchers, but that clearly is incorrect. Is it league average? If so, needs clarification.

Nivra
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Nivra
4 years 4 months ago

and, umm… Justin Verlander seems to be stuck in the pitching comparison. I clicked your link, took out some pitchers, put new ones in, but Verlander is always there.

MustBunique
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Member
4 years 4 months ago

What player page are you on to view comparisons from?

Ron Swanson
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Ron Swanson
4 years 4 months ago

This makes bacon-wrapped shrimp look like salad.

Sean
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Sean
4 years 4 months ago

This is awesome but do you think that wRC+, ERA-, and FIP- could be added? It would be a great tool to compare ages across eras. Thanks.

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