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Player DoB info?

Postby RugbyD » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:34 am

does anybody know where I can find sort or excel-friendly player date of birth info? the best i've seen so far is the individual roster pages on MLB.com, but I'm looking for something where I can pull of the player universe and sort by various stats.
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby Mike_nyc » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:57 am

Baseball prospectus weighted means spreadsheet contains ages. Can't remember if its in the form of dob or just age as a number. I gather the latter is more important, unless your sending birthday cards to your team.

also found this...http://www.fangraphs.com/projections.as ... ype=marcel
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby soty » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:10 am

Mike_nyc wrote:Baseball prospectus weighted means spreadsheet contains ages. Can't remember if its in the form of dob or just age as a number. I gather the latter is more important, unless your sending birthday cards to your team.

also found this...http://www.fangraphs.com/projections.as ... ype=marcel
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby RugbyD » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:08 am

Mike_nyc wrote:Baseball prospectus weighted means spreadsheet contains ages. Can't remember if its in the form of dob or just age as a number. I gather the latter is more important, unless your sending birthday cards to your team.

also found this...http://www.fangraphs.com/projections.as ... ype=marcel

I actually need the DoBs for my own permanent spreadsheet that would automatically update ages. Looks like this may take more effort than I'd prefer, but after the first time through it's easy to update. Thankfully I'm not doing all of MLB.
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:09 am

I don't trust DoB as a sound metric, especially with the recent article on LD%.
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby RugbyD » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:13 am

bigh0rt wrote:I don't trust DoB as a sound metric, especially with the recent article on LD%.

at least it's purely objective (Latin players excluded). :-b :-B
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby Amazinz » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:33 am

Lahman database has all DoB info and is in MDB format so it integrates fairly easily with Excel. The 2008 version has been released: http://baseball1.com/content/view/57/82/
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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:39 am

RugbyD wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:I don't trust DoB as a sound metric, especially with the recent article on LD%.

at least it's purely objective (Latin players excluded). :-b :-B


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Re: Player DoB info?

Postby RugbyD » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:04 pm

Amazinz wrote:Lahman database has all DoB info and is in MDB format so it integrates fairly easily with Excel. The 2008 version has been released: http://baseball1.com/content/view/57/82/

Perfect. Thanks!
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