I figure most of you know about my Advanced Injury Database front-end... right... right? (No?) Well, for everyone that DOES know about it, I implemented a back-end RESTful web service so sabernerds around the world can get injury information out of my database without needing to go through the tedious front-end HTML forms or be forced to build/download their own database. In the near future, expect a similar PITCHf/x RESTful web service. Fun with programming!
In the wake of recent developments that reveal the irrationality of awarding Wins and Losses to pitchers, I felt it would be an interesting exercise to visualize the extent of the silliness. I attempt to express how W-L record fails as both a descriptive and a performance statistic for starting pitching by this stat, along with Win Probability Added (WPA) and Wins above Replacement (WAR) against a performance stat (xFIP) and a descriptive stat (ERA).