Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Finding Past Earnings Online

Louis wants to know if there is a good place to find Rotisserie-style earnings on the Internet.
Is there a convenient place to find the following:

a) dollar value earned in previous seasons
b) dollar value earned year-to-date

I'm looking at some previous auction results from this and past seasons but no objective way to evaluate.
At the moment, there aren't any great resources available for this that I'm aware of.

The now-defunct Rototimes used to put out a Player Rater that captured what players earned in previous years as well as year to date. I didn't always trust their methodology, but at least you knew you were comparing apples-to-apples. They're not going to update the Player Rater in 2011, since they are no more, but you can use this for historical research.

The values at Patton and Company - which I do trust - are easy to view but hard to download. Click on Patton's Stats page and you can see values going all the way back to 2004. However, you can't customize for your format (they are all for old school 4x4) and there is no way to export them.

If any of my readers are aware of a free service where you can get dollar values, please feel free to post in the comments section below.


mulkowsky said...

The amazing not only lets you customize dollar values for your league based on 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 stats, but it also has a fancy script that will insert the 2011 YTD values right onto you league page. Super cool! (He uses the STDEV method instead of SGP, which I disagree with but is probably the only way to do valuations that include the more offbeat categories.)

Toz said...

I've taken a look at the site in the past. I have no idea how the formulaic calculation of dollar value takes place, but I can tell you that the dollar values for previous years are significantly higher on the top players than any of our own calculations or Patton's calculations for 4x4. I have not tried to run 5x5.

Eugene Freedman said...

I'm not sure how they calculate, but has historical values year by year. Just select the year, the league size, the pitcher/hitter split, and the categories and it gives you values.