Feb
17

Check injury status of players back to 2002

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Whenever a player gets injured, I always wonder about his history. Has he suffered from this type of malady before? Is he generally injury prone? There are some good resources out there to find that, but this newest one might be the best. Via Tango, Rotoblog has developed a free player injury database. It comes in both CSV and SQL dump formats, so nerds of all levels can bask in the glory of their spreadsheets. There are just two conditions to using this database. 1) When citing information from it you must link back to Rotobase, and 2) You have to make any additions publicly available. Those sound eminently reasonable. So head over and download the .zip file. Josh Hermsmeyer, we thank you.

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  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    How many of you stat nerds are going to injure your mouse clicking finger by rummaging through that database? That’s pretty cool.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I may or may not be said stat nerd but I’m most freaking definitely too lazy and disinterested to download and use this spreadsheet.

      Hey Fangraphs.com/B-R.com, do me a favor and incorporate this data into your awesome sites so I can just look the shit up the easy way.

      kthxbai

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    From the sourced article:

    So, I started developing my own database, starting with 2009. It was a bear. Scouring the news sites and local papers for injury info is not fun…

    So 2 months ago I asked some gentlemen in India to help me. Last week they blew me away, and delivered a pretty good data set of all players back to 2002.

    Indian gruntwork >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> American ingenuity

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Indian gruntwork >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> American ingenuity

    Not true. It’s just that in some (many?) cases, the Indian gruntwork is necessary to implement the American ingenuity (or at least implement it in a more expeditious and/or efficient manner).

    Without the (American) ingenuity, the (Indian) gruntwork is, well, just gruntwork.