A New Stats Interface

Thanks to the Herculean efforts of Bryan Donovan, we now have a much better user interface for our stats. We haven’t added any new stats (with one notable exception), but you can now easily sort and filter THT’s unique set of baseball metrics.

Take a look at our stats page, and you’ll see you now have the ability to filter by 2004-2006, league, team and position. You can also choose more than one of each so, for example, you can look at the 2004 and 2005 OBP of all catchers who played on the East Coast. If you want to.

You can also choose a new primary sort by simply clicking on a category title. What’s more, an arrow will appear, which will allow you to easily change the sort order.

In general, we don’t like to create new stats at The Hardball Times. We feel baseball fans already have too many stats to choose from as it is. But we’re changing our policy and adding David Gassko’s Pitching Runs Created to the THT Pitching stats. We feel it does something no other pitching stat does: calculates the runs saved by a pitcher in a way that makes them directly comparable to a batter’s performance.

We’ll have more to say about this later. In the meantime, enjoy the new stats interface. 2006 Win Shares will be posted in early May.

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