#1 By: Regression From the Mean, March 8th, 2017 12:56
Of course I'm sure I'm not the only one anxiously awaiting some articles post-combine... But even in addition to that, I wanted to see if you're planning to load the combine #s into apps like the RB Prospect lab, etc? I know we can manually input scores for one RB but it would be great to be able to have the scores in for the entire incoming rookie class for that and other prospect screening apps. Thanks!
#2 By: Shawn Siegele , March 9th, 2017 03:01
FD has the Box Score Scout up and running and it's easy to end up on there for hours (for me anyway). It' has a ton of combine numbers to play with.
I'm going to have the Freak Scores for the entire 2017 WR class tomorrow (Thursday) and the updated RB Prospect Lab scores are ready. I've got to add a little commentary and those should be out on Friday.
(We're also looking to some of those other suggestions in the future, as we agree those would be nice features.)
#3 By: Regression From the Mean, March 9th, 2017 07:56
#4 By: Regression From the Mean, March 10th, 2017 16:25
quick question... I'm perusing some old articles and see that stuff like nQBDR, market share, etc. are just simply put into a lot of them. Do most of the writers go calculate that on their own or is that somewhere that's centrally available that you've posted?
Ultimately what I'm trying to do is be able to stare at a lot of the metrics and concepts for 2017 prospects (as well as 2nd and 3rd year players) all in one place to inform my teams' going forward strategies. One is in rebuild mode and I'm looking for a comprehensive way to try to find good talent that might be undervalued. Mostly as I browse through the articles it seems I'm kind of stuck using the data and tools in a very one-off fashion. Thanks!!
#5 By: Regression From the Mean, March 15th, 2017 15:55
@FF_Contrarian just checking in on the above question... is there a dataset available to readers to enable us to create our own broader player group analyses with the RV metrics included? I know some folks a lot smarter than me are creating a model with all of it, but I would find it fun to use them and play around with them on my own to help me build my own rankings... As it is, it's kind of difficult (maybe by design?) to assimilate & patch together all info presented in the many articles for any one position group.
#6 By: Shawn Siegele , March 15th, 2017 17:31
We're looking at some ideas along these lines. A number of readers have expressed similar interest, and I personally would also love to see the information also available this way.
One of the main strengths of the apps is the ability to work with the information itself. @BenGretch and I were talking about this last night on our Bengals draft podcast. Actually using the Box Score Scout, the RB Prospect Lab, Freak Score, the GLSP ... all of these apps allow you to change assumptions and play with the data in a way that provides insights you wouldn't get any other way.
Preserving that is crucial and encouraging readers to use the apps in that fashion is one of my main goals. But that doesn't have to be mutually exclusive with other ways of presenting the evidence. We're working on this and we have some excellent coders providing new apps all the time. But it's more likely something we'll roll out later in the year as opposed to later this month.
#7 By: Regression From the Mean, March 17th, 2017 11:51
Thanks! I agree the apps are great, and love playing around with them... Just trying to figure out how to put things together between them. I guess I'll keep doing it by copy/paste from apps and articles into my own spreadsheet for now