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Baseball Website Reference Guide
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This is an attempt to list all baseball websites devoted to statistics and player information. Feel free to suggest additions or ask questions below.

Statistics:

Fangraphs Leaderboards
http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?po...&players=0

Customizable, advanced stats leaders for players and teams. When logged in, you can save custom reports. Leaderboards can also be exported to CSV format.
* EX. Use filters to find out what second baseman over 30 years old led the American League in wRC+ between 1992-1996. (answer: Lou Whitaker, 131 wRC+)



Baseball-Reference Play Index
(free version is fully operational but offers limited results)
http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/

A comprehensive research tool that queries the B-R database to display player, team, matchup, streak, event and play-by-play data according to custom criteria. Advanced filters and sortable results dating back to 1871 (or 1913 for individual game data).
* EX. Between 1930-39 there was only one first baseman who hit 2 or more HR and 2 or more doubles in a game.



Baseball Savant
https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/

StatCast and PITCHf/x data with rankings, filters and tools since the technology debuted in 2015. Includes player matchups, spray charts and an instant replay database.


Brooks Baseball
http://www.brooksbaseball.net/

PITCHf/x data for every MLB player. Zone profile, spray charts, pitch usage and outcomes, velocity and movement presented in tables, charts and graphs.
* EX. What percentage of curveballs thrown by James Shields in May 2016 got swings and misses from right handed hitters? Answer: 25% from a sample size of 40.



PITCHf/x Leaderboards (Baseball Prospectus)
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/pitchf...ws&lim=500

Advanced pitch and batted ball data since 2007. Information can be filtered and sorted by individual metrics.



Baseball Musings Day-by-Day Database
http://www.baseballmusings.com/cgi-bin/D...atabase.py

One of the very few websites that serves player statistics by custom date range. Filter using minimum requirements and sortable by standard metrics.
* EX. What player with a minimum of 150 plate appearances leads MLB in Slugging Percentage between May 1st 2016 and August 19th 2016? Answer: Sandy Leon with a .652 SLG. No, really, it's Sandy Leon.




The Baseball Cube
http://www.thebaseballcube.com/

Historical player information including minor league and college statistics.



MLB Advanced Media Raw Game Data
http://gd2.mlb.com/components/game/mlb/

Raw data for game-by-game events presented in XML format.


Baseball Prospectus Catcher Metrics
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/sortab...id=1932279

Advanced framing, blocking and throwing metrics since 1988.



ESPN Home Run Tracker
http://hittrackeronline.com/

Distance, angle and speed data for every home run since 2006. Sortable by team and ballpark.



MLBFarm.com
http://mlbfarm.com/index.php

Statistics, rankings and game information for minor league affiliates of all 30 MLB teams.



Cluster Luck Rankings
http://thepowerrank.com/cluster-luck/

This hit clustering formula measures a team's luck on both sides of the ball.


Run Expectancy Matrix
http://www.tangotiger.net/re24.html

Runs scored information depending on base and out state. Research is based on Retrosheet data from 1950-2015.



WAR Calculators
http://wahoosonfirst.com/war-calculator/...lculators/

Interactive tool for calculating Wins Above Replacement for position players and pitchers.


Articles, Analysis & Forums

Baseball America
http://www.baseballamerica.com/

The premier resource for prospect scouting reports; college, high school and international players; minor league ball; the draft. Their biannual Top 100 Prospect Rankings are relied on as an industry standard.


The Hardball Times
http://www.hardballtimes.com/

Baseball commentary, analysis and research, founded in 2004 by Aaron Gleeman and Matthew Namee (Bill James’ research assistant at the time).


Bill James Online
http://www.billjamesonline.com/

One of the key contributors and founders of the sabermetric revolution, Bill James and colleagues post thoughts and research on a regular basis. Subscription-based but free content also available.


Baseball Fever
http://www.baseball-fever.com/

A long standing discussion forum about everything baseball. A must-read for in depth analysis, historical conversations and research, and overall very intelligent discussion.


Rosters, Payrolls & Contracts

Cot's Baseball Contracts (Baseball Prospectus)
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/cots/

Major League contracts, bonuses, service time and franchise values.



RosterResource Team Depth Charts
http://www.rosterresource.com/mlb-depth-charts/

Comprehensive roster information including depth charts, minor league players and prospect rankings by team.



Spotrac
http://www.spotrac.com/mlb/

MLB player contracts, salaries, transactions and valuations. Team payrolls and upcoming season's free agents.



Tommy John Surgery Database
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...edit#gid=0

This list compiled by Jon Roegele includes player, surgeon and recovery information.
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Thanks Shady for posting. I will check those sites out.

I would love to see this for the NHL with shot speed, location, do a search of stats by age, location on the ice for the release of shots fired by the player, where a shot was blocked on the ice, where a goalie let's the goals in and the location of shots released on the ice which lead to those goals for individual goalies.

If there is already a site like that I would appreciate it if someone could direct me to it.
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SportingCharts.com has things like NHL shot heatmaps which are pretty useful. http://www.sportingcharts.com/nhl/icetrack/

It also has a number of MLB stat categories: http://www.sportingcharts.com/stats/mlb/
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*cough* baseball america *cough*
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Heh, yeah, the obvious omission. I was going to expand the post to include a section for scouting reports, prospect rankings, forums and blogs. When I have time I'll make some more additions.
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