The Hardball Times and FanGraphs have a long history of working together. I used to write the original Daily Graphing series over at the Hardball Times when FanGraphs first launched, and if you look at the list contributors over at THT, you’ll see more than a few familiar FanGraphs regulars among them.
To further our relationship, we’ll be promoting the great writing over at THT throughout the site. You’ve probably already noticed the THT article box on our homepage, and relevant THT articles will also start showing up on the player pages. The Hardball Times will no longer be providing stats and will instead defer to the FanGraphs stats sections.
With the THT stats pages departing, there were also a few unique stats to THT that didn’t make the jump over to FanGraphs. We know xFIP is important to everyone, so it’s now available on all the player pages and leaderboards. The more detailed catcher fielding data will eventually be added to FanGraphs in some form or another, but there’s been no decisions made on anything else just yet.
While I do realize that no one’s going to be thrilled by the departure of the THT stats pages, both Dave Studeman and I think that this will be a winning situation for everyone. If there are stats or graphs you really wanted to see updated daily next season that won’t be on THT anymore, just let us know. We’d like to make the transition for you as smooth as possible.
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