Sandberg vs Rollins
Being the die hard Cubbie I am, the squabble between folk-hero Ryne Sandberg and all-star Jimmy Rollins was not a contest. Ryno all the way.
At MLvalue.com we love to look at the numbers and always respect the season. That said, and Cubbie blue aside, these two are a great comparison of production.
According to MLvalue.com… Ryne Sandberg’s great season wasn’t the much heralded MVP 1984 season but the less thought of 1990.
In 1990, Ryne accumulated an MLvalue of $9.4 million. What a great year, especially for a 2nd baseman in a pre-steroid era.
Rollins, on the other-hand, is no slouch. Besides a career MLvalue of $77 million compared to Sandberg’s $82.2 million, his MVP season of 2007 topped Ryno’s best.
In 2007, Rollins accumulated an MLvalue of $9.8 million. Astonishing for a SS and more productive than any season Sandberg ever had
These two Philadelphia powerhouses are closer than we thought in productivity. What an amazing middle infield combo these two would be together in their prime!
Jimmy Rollins, your stats proved us wrong. Good luck with your inner-team-contract-playing-time drama. Just remember, Ryne Sandberg hit two-freaking homeruns against Bruce Sutter on national TV and…. he is your current boss! LOL
MLvalue Pocket Edition
We dropped a new app - MLvalue Pocket Edition!
Now you can have the history of baseball stats with you at all times.
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Uploaded a new app for Baseball stat viewers. It’s called “Baseball Bubbles”.
The idea is to display simple bubbles for annual stadium data on a map.
Zoom through each year to visualize the changes. Change the stat and click on the bubble for more information.
Sandberg vs Sveum
Today marks the return of Ryne Sandberg to Wrigley Field as an MLB manager. One of only 30 jobs in the world with a waiting list that spans the globe. The interesting thing about today’s return for Sandberg is that he is not wearing a Chicago Cub uniform.
This modern day Cub hero is the interim manger of the Philadelphia Phillies. The team that originally drafted him and has given him his first shot at a MLB manager.
Dale Sveum is in his second year at the Cub dream job. So far the book is still out on Sveum (as it is for Sandberg) but Dale has a sliver of experience as the days go on that grows.
All this said lets compare these two managers as players on MLvalue.com.
Dale Sveum may have the egde on managerial experience but Sandberg’s Hall-of-Fame baseball career leaves him in the dust.
Ryno’s had some massive production seasons, batting and with the glove that have given him a career MLvalue of $106,342,000.
Dale Sveum’s carreer production spanned many years but ended up with a $26,922,000 total. One fourth the value or Sandberg.
As the years pass - lets see how these two compare as managers.
Ryne Sandberg’s MLvalue Profile
Dale Sveum’s MLvalue Profile
August baseball data now live…
August data has now been pushed to our StatWheels product line (statwheels.com and mobile apps).
This time we took a look at the pitching wheels…
The Cubs have a bright spot this year in the emergence of Travis Wood.
We thought his StatWheel was looking great with limited K vs Walks each month.
Then we looked at Kershaw and realized - he has a lot to grow!
Respect the season! @ statwheels.com.
Full 2013 July data has been uploaded for our StatWheels product line!
Looks like Chris Davis had less HR’s in July but more Walks.
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Our StatWheels data is now up-to-date! Download this free app on iOS/Android today. http://bit.ly/12GuQAj
BaseballTradeValue.com gives you a year-by-year breakdown of transactions produced by Major League Baseball (MLB) teams.
The players involved in each deal are listed and the production they have accumulated for their new team is shown in a monetary format ($) we call Major League Value (MLvalue) from MLvalue.com.
The formula we use to produce the MLvalue stat consists of a player batting, fielding and pitching stats. Dollars are awarded for such stats as hits,HR’s,put-outs,innings pitched etc… While dollars are taken away for such stats as errors, batting strikeouts, caught stealing, hitting into double plays, HR’s allowed etc…
Dollar amounts are weighted since some stats are more important than other (i.e. a RBI vs. a single). The grand total is multiplied by $10,000 for inflation and the end result is the MLvalue. This stat is shown for each season the player played for the team that traded for them. All are added together for each player in the deal and the two are subtracted from each other. The team with the most MLvalue from the deal is declared the winner.
Note: deals with active MLB players are still live and each year MLvalue is updated. This can change the winner of the deal from time to time.
Enjoy this website and the free iPad app but most of all remember to “Respect the season!”.
This app is brought to you by the makers of MLvalue.com. This app is not affiliated with MLB, MLBPA or MLBAM.
Data for this project was obtained from Retrosheet.org, the Lahman Baseball Database project and the Chadwick Baseball Bureau. #openSourceBaseballStats
Graph it up
Today we added some dynamic, seasonal graphs for all the visual data fans.
Click on the new “Graphs" button found on the player profile page "Batting" tab. You’ll be able to view a daily hit graph and a new feature we call "Batting Wheels”.
The batting wheels will display a monthly break down of the players hits separated by HR, singles, doubles and triples.
It makes it easy to view a players hot streaks. Best of all both these graphs cover pre and post season data and will provide a link to view the players current 2013 batting wheel - live and up to the minute!
Here’s a shot of Angel Pagan’s great 2012 season broken down in the batting wheels graph. If only this could have been his 2007 season with our cubbies… oh well… Enjoy nonetheless..
Average the Median
This week we added a new feature to the player profile - Average/Median VS position.
This takes a look at key fields and compares them to the average and/or median produced by players at that same position.
Check out how MR Rollins is always above the Median in every stat at his position
Enjoy, have fun and most of all remember to always - Respect the season!