Testing Out the Newest Feature From Baseball Reference

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Sean Forman over at Baseball Reference has developed a neat, new feature that will allow bloggers like myself (and half of you who are reading this) to embed B-R.com stats into our high-falutin' writin'. It's a free service and all they want us to do in return is include an attribution link. Sounds like a plan.

To demonstrate, I'll post a statistical comparison of two pitchers that is being very closely watched by the proprietors of this blog.

First, CC Sabathia:

Year Tm Lg W L ERA IP ERA+
2009 NYY AL 16 7 3.48 199.1 129
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/3/2009.

Next, Jon Lester:

Year Tm Lg W L ERA IP ERA+
2009 BOS AL 11 7 3.58 173.2 133
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/3/2009.

So, despite having an ERA a full tenth of a point below Lester's, Sabathia's ERA+ is not quite as good because Lester pitches half his games in a freakin' bandbox, while Sabathia dominates in a home park that comes out to be perfectly average for scoring. With one month to go before the season ends, both pitchers will have five or six more opportunities to rectify the difference and put my man on top.


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5 Comments

Holy crap. Baseball-Reference is awesome.

put my man on top

Really? I always pictured CC as more of a bottom.

...CC as more of a bottom
That pile of squashed dead hookers says otherwise.

...half his games in a freakin' bandbox
Same ballpark as when you made the bet.

/flinches
/please don't yell @ me Rob

If youse guys don't subscribe to B-R's twitter, then you're not half the nerds you pretend to be. Better add Stats, LLC while you're at it.

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