Yesterday I tweeted out a mercurial link about my “nerd-project”, but today I wanted to share it with you all more formally.
Before that, a warning: this has almost nothing to do with Cleveland Sports, so turn back now if that’s the particular tunnel you like looking though.
Basically, this thing started when I was writing a piece a few weeks back. I got tired of looking up stats on several different sites to get all the data I wanted. More often than not, I was toggling between a player’s Baseball-Reference page and his corresponding Fangraphs page. Sometimes, I was even averaging the two sites’ similar (though slightly different) version of wins above replacement (WAR) to get a fuller picture of the player’s value. This became tiresome.
So I decided to create a tool that would average the two versions of WAR for me. [Read more...]