Introducing Team Pages!

We now have landing pages for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. These pages can be accessed through the Teams menu on the navigation bar above, simply by clicking on a team’s name. You can also access the pages directly, like so (no spaces in team names):

fangraphs.com/teams/bluejays

Many of the stats and features on the team pages are available in similar forms elsewhere on the site. We’ve now collected them into one place, however, so that readers can more quickly access team-specific information and analysis. As with any new addition to FanGraphs, we plan on expanding and adding features to the team pages as time goes on.

There are five different tabs on each page: Summary, Stats, Schedule, Pitcher Usage, and Depth Chart.

Summary

This is a quick overview of the team’s season. It includes boxes for the next and most recent games, division standings, team stats, depth chart, and roster notes.

Stats

This is FanGraphs, so of course we have stats. These stats expand to show all the player stats for the team and will update during games. In addition to the current season, you can select past seasons.

These only include stats from when a player was on the team (including past seasons), so if you want to see full-season stats for a player who was traded, check out the leaderboards or player pages.

Schedule

You can see the upcoming schedule for the 2017 season along with a handful of projected starters and our game odds. Archived schedules go back to 2002 and game odds go back to 2013. Clicking on the date will go to game’s win probability and box-score pages.

Pitcher Usage

This is a fun visualization! The tables on this tab will show you the innings pitched (IP), the pitch count, and the actual innings during which a pitcher appeared in the game. (For example, a starter could appear in innings 1 through 5 or a reliever might pitch innings 8 and 9.) We are including the actual innings the pitcher appeared to show if the pitcher had to warm up more than his raw IP stat might indicate.

Pitchers are separated into starters and relievers. The only qualification to be on the starting pitcher table is to have made a start in the last week or to have recorded more starts than relief appearances (if they haven’t pitched in that week span). So if a starter moves to the bullpen, he’ll be shifted down to the relief pitchers one week after his last start.

The color-coding is based on the pitch count and designed to show basic workload. We will also aggregate the last three days and last seven games in IP and pitch count.

Depth Chart

This is a visualization of our depth charts, which drive the engine of our player projections and playoff odds. It can be found in table form, but on the team pages it’s a visual layout of the field with selectable stats. All values are rest-of-season projections and playing time is the percentage of playing time at that position we are estimating moving forward.

Eventually our depth-chart tables will live here. For now, they can be accessed using the “DC” link to the right of the team name in the team menu.

We hoped you liked reading Introducing Team Pages! by Sean Dolinar!

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Migs
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Excellent.