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Archive for the 'Awards' Category

Bloops: Vote on the 2011 Internet Baseball Awards

Posted by Neil Paine on October 17, 2011

Just a quick reminder to cast your vote for the 2011 Internet Baseball Awards:

BP Unfiltered: Internet Baseball Awards Are Here

This year's edition marks the 20th anniversary of the longest-running baseball awards in web history. Vote today!

3 Comments | Posted in Announcements, Awards

MLB Milestone Watch –

Posted by Sean Forman on July 18, 2011

MLB Milestone Watch: Hits -

I'm a few weeks late for the countdown to Jeter's big hit, but don't miss another milestone as our Milestone Watch points out all of the batters, pitchers and fielders as they cross major statistical milestones and move up the career leaderboards.  This new feature will be linked on the front page just below the standings.

Any suggested additions will be welcome.  These pages should be updated daily as the site updates.   Please note that we include National Association stats in our leaderboard stats.  Thanks to Justin Kubatko, who had this on <a href=""></a> quite awhile ago.

45 Comments | Posted in Administration, Announcements, Awards, Site Features, Stats

Awards Voting: WHIP and ERA+ added to Cy Young ballot tables

Posted by Neil Paine on May 16, 2011

A quick note to let everybody know that we now list WHIP and ERA+ on the Cy Young Award voting tables:

2010 NL Cy Young Voting

1969 AL Cy Young Voting

Special thanks to B-R user Brendan for the suggestion!

5 Comments | Posted in Administration, Announcements, Awards, Stats

Help B-R with Projections: User AQ Ratings are the Final Piece

Posted by Sean Forman on April 1, 2011

Help Determine a Player's Attractiveness Quotient

UPDATE: Just a note that we launched this April 1, 2011

At B-R we are always trying to acquire new data to give you a fuller picture of the players and of team personnel. For example, a recent deal we signed with team equipment personnel will allow us to soon add shoe size, hat size, and glove and bat models for all current major league players (still working on the minor leagues).

24 Comments | Posted in Announcements, Awards, Bloops, Insane ideas, Uncategorized

WAR Leader and Cy Young Winner in the Same Season

Posted by Neil Paine on November 19, 2010

As Andy noted yesterday, King Felix won the AL Cy Young after also leading the AL in Wins Above Replacement. I was wondering how often pitchers have pulled off this double feat of winning the CYA and the WAR crown in the same season, so I called up our year-by-year WAR leaders and cross-referenced that list with the Cy Young winners file at Here were the results:

79 Comments | Posted in Awards, History, WAR

The Problem with Fielding Percentage

Posted by Sean Forman on November 10, 2010

Citing fielding percentage as evidence of the best fielder is like saying the best quarterback is the one with the lowest interception rate, or the best basketball defender is the one with the fewest fouls.

Not making errors has value, but its far from the most important thing you can do as a defender.

44 Comments | Posted in Announcements, Awards, Fielding Stats

Bloops: Vote in the Internet Baseball Awards

Posted by Neil Paine on October 11, 2010

It's time again to cast your ballots for the MVPs, Cy Youngs, Rookies, and Managers of 2010 in the 19th Annual Internet Baseball Awards:

Voting closes Monday, October 18, at 11:00PM PST.

5 Comments | Posted in Awards, Bloops