Skin Blues wrote:It's hard to fiddle with it now because it stops at the end of the regular season. I don't see any date-specific data in the URL, so maybe it's a caching issue. But if you find a way to alter the URL to go to specific date range then you could do all data collection at once instead of having to do it every single day.
Alternatively, you could just download game logs for every player at the end of the season. It's a lot more work, but you could do it all at once, and/or program something to do it for you. Not sure on the legality of that. Out of curiousity, what do you plan on using this for?
I use this information in-season to look for trending players (either up or down). It's always 14 days trailing, but it's a different snap-shot everytime I download (oldest day drops off, next new day adds on just by virtue of in being the most recent 14 days). I then run it through my valuation formulas and look for other indicators (e.g., too low a BABIP for a pitcher or to high a HR/FB% for a hitter) as a way to mitigate small sample size. I'm ALWAYS looking for the next best FA pickup/streamer while trying to discern if my guys are for real or simply smoke & mirrors. Anyway, that's the process ... and it has worked ... but I'm looking to streamline download time and/or Excel time in making those decisions in 2014.