FanGraphs: Now With Spray Charts!

absintheofmalaise

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I'm putting posting this on the main board to make more people aware of this.FG has added spray charts to their player menu. They have batted ball location and hang time and they also have plays made and missed. And they also list how fieldable the ball was by %. Here is the link for Stephen Drew for 2013.
 
 
 
 

absintheofmalaise

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There will be errors. The data is from video scouting. They want input from the public to correct mis-categorized plays so they can fix them. Since Hit f/x will never be available to the general public, this type of info is probably the best we will have.
 

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absintheofmalaise said:
There will be errors. The data is from video scouting. They want input from the public to correct mis-categorized plays so they can fix them. Since Hit f/x will never be available to the general public, this type of info is probably the best we will have.
There is a particularly hilarious one on Ellsburys fielding chart that was pointed out in a comment on the announcing article on fangraphs.
Turns out centrefielders have a 0% chance of fielding bunt singles.
 
Actually Drew has an interesting play on a flyout in foul ground half way between 3B and home that I'd think would have to be incorrect also.
 
Pretty cool resource nonetheless.
 

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absintheofmalaise said:
There will be errors. The data is from video scouting. They want input from the public to correct mis-categorized plays so they can fix them. Since Hit f/x will never be available to the general public, this type of info is probably the best we will have.
 
Where should we provide said input? They have 18 HRs listed Drew's spray chart whereas their listing of his stats states 13.
 
Also, using the same colors to designate different things in side by side charts is really confusing. I like the general thrust though.
 

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Lowrielicious said:
There is a particularly hilarious one on Ellsburys fielding chart that was pointed out in a comment on the announcing article on fangraphs.
Turns out centrefielders have a 0% chance of fielding bunt singles.
 
Actually Drew has an interesting play on a flyout in foul ground half way between 3B and home that I'd think would have to be incorrect also.
 
Pretty cool resource nonetheless.
 the foul pop might have happened when they were shifting a lefty hitter. I vaguely remember one of those.
 

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Where should we provide said input? They have 18 HRs listed Drew's spray chart whereas their listing of his stats states 13.
 
Also, using the same colors to designate different things in side by side charts is really confusing. I like the general thrust though.
 
The default is 2012-2013. He had 18 HR those 2 yrs.  I only see 12 HR when I set it for 2013, but the circles are large so maybe one of the black ones is under another circle.  They might want to reduce the circle diameter.
 

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Sampo Gida said:
 
The default is 2012-2013. He had 18 HR those 2 yrs.  I only see 12 HR when I set it for 2013, but the circles are large so maybe one of the black ones is under another circle.  They might want to reduce the circle diameter.
 
Good catch. The HR you are missing is under a fly-ball I think--you can see it in center-right on the lefty chart but not on the right chart (it's in the cluster of five HRs), which speaks to the tweaks they need to make in charting. But the data is there and its pretty cool and it's gonna get better, so yeah, cool.
 
Edit: It's in the right chart too, but nearly impossible to see against the blue dot unless you already know it's there.
 

absintheofmalaise

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Reverend said:
 
Where should we provide said input? They have 18 HRs listed Drew's spray chart whereas their listing of his stats states 13.
 
Also, using the same colors to designate different things in side by side charts is really confusing. I like the general thrust though.
I would think you would send an email to FG using the Contact Us button at the bottom of the player page.