FanGraphs Library Update

Thanks to all your suggestions earlier this off-season, the FanGraphs Library has now been re-edited and rejuvinated in preparation for the 2012 season. Every stats page has been updated with new context tables — they are not year-specific anymore — and each page has been beefed up with more detailed and accurate information.

— Curious about what the formulas are for xFIP, wRAA, or SIERA? We have those, and many more.

— Wondering what the wOBA weights were for 1990, or maybe 1945? Or even 1900? Got it.

— Where can you find historical FIP constant values? We have those too.

— Need to find the league-average ISO back in 1956? Or league-average HR/FB rate in 2002? You can find links to historical, league-average leaderboards on every statistics page.

— Need a handy context chart for a specific stat that you can copy and paste into a blog article? The new context charts are easy to highlight and copy/paste from setting to setting.

There are more changes planned for the coming months — additions this time, not just edits — so stay tuned.

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Steve is the editor-in-chief of DRaysBay and the keeper of the FanGraphs Library. You can follow him on Twitter at @steveslow.

14 Responses to “FanGraphs Library Update”

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  1. Snowblind says:

    Those context tables are brilliant and useful. Very, very nice. So much for me getting any work done this afternoon. ;) Thanks!!!

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    • No problem, thanks! Hopefully this is a win-win…the context charts are applicable to all sorts of situations, and it keeps me from having to redo them every year.

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  2. Jesse says:

    Do you have any of Carson’s stats in there? I was curious about the NERD and SCOUT formulas he uses.

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    • Ahh, very good call. Our next round of updates involves adding new pages to the Library, so I’ll be sure to add those to our list. Those definitely deserve to be in there.

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  3. SeanP says:

    Could you guys do an update of the “Background to WAR” series? Cameron calculates Felix’s 2008 WAR as 3.8, but his player page says 3.7…

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  4. byron says:

    There’s an issue on the wRC+ page with a chart that is labeled wRC+ and I think should be just wRC.

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  5. Sandy Kazmir says:

    Do you have batting average and slugging percentage yet?

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  6. Tom B says:

    How long is Howard Bender going to continue to be allowed to write for this website? The man has made some extremely insensitive jokes in the last few days about a DEAD MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER.

    I absolutely refuse to support anything to do with this site until he is removed from the staff or apologizes publicly for his comments.

    There is NO excuse for what he said. NONE.

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  7. Oscar says:

    I think the chart on the wRC/wRC+ page is incorrect. It has 60 as the league average wRC+ and I believe it should be 100, right?

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