Player Pages: Glossary Tooltips & Leaderboard Linking

The player pages now have some some additional usability features.

– You can now hover over any stat header and get the definition of the stat. This will soon make its way to all sections of the site.

– Seasons, Teams, and Positions are now linked back to the leaderboards. For instance if you are perusing Mike Trout‘s page and you click on the Angels link in his 2011 season, it will bring you to the 2011 Angels leaderboards for the corresponding section.

If you clicked on the link in the Standard section, it will bring you to the Standard leaderboards. And if you clicked on the link in the Plate Discipline section, it will take you to the Plate Discipline leaderboards.

Clicking on a player’s Total link will take you to the leaderboards that encompass that player’s career. Mike Trout will show you leaderboards for 2011 to 2012, while clicking on, let’s say, Pedro Martinez‘s Total link will take you to leaderboards for 1992 through 2009.

Clicking on a player’s fielding position in the fielding sections will take you to the the leaderboards for that position only and works just like the season links or team links.

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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.

13 Responses to “Player Pages: Glossary Tooltips & Leaderboard Linking”

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  1. Matt Hunter says:
    FanGraphs Supporting Member

    Awesome. These are all things that I’ve wished were available in the past. Thanks, David.

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  2. Joe Mauer's Silver Slugger says:


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  3. Jon says:

    Ahhh skeet skeet skeet skeet skeet

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  4. odditie says:

    How about Quality Starts???

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  5. Anon says:

    Every time I see a David Appelman post I know a good update is on the way. This doesn’t disappoint. Nice new features.

    One nitpick that I wouldn’t change but might lead to some bias: the link to leaderboards limited to a player’s career. Unless players have concurrent careers, this presents unfair comparisons.

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  6. Phils_Goodman says:

    Would it be possible to implement multiple/custom splits? For instance being able to look up “Away” AND “vs L”, instead of just “Away” or “vs L” one at a time?

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  7. Dan Budreika says:

    Nice. How about adding seasonal age to the player pages like B-Ref has? This has been on my FanGraphs wish list for years now!

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  8. GregH says:

    You guys rock!

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  9. Scott says:

    The tool tips are really useful. Thanks!

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  10. Bryan says:

    I’d never heard of these Trout and Martinez guys David linked to, but it turns out they were both really good.

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