There’s not much information about a major league game that can’t be found online from one of a few sites these days, but minor league data is stuck back in the dark ages, so I’ve scraped everything MiLB tracks from every minor league game over the past 5 years to create the most complete minor league stat page to date
Thanks to PITCHF/x, Statcast, MLBAM, and other stat tracking companies, baseball fans can learn every piece of information about a major league baseball game, from how fast pitches were thrown (or hit), to an outfielder’s reaction time and route efficiency on a fly ball to the gap. Sites like Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference offer park and league adjusted stats to compare and analyze major league players, and further break down performances by every split you can imagine. However, when it comes to the minor league side of the game, unless you go to the game with your own calibrated radar gun, you’re not even guaranteed to get reliable pitch velocities, and no tracked pitch information (type/speed/location) is available for free online (possibly at all?). Also, Baseball-Reference has a few splits, but they only track the basic stats for those splits, and you can’t compare players by split. Similarly, while Fangraphs posts FIP for minor league pitchers and a league-adjusted wRC+ for minor league batters, they don’t share the constants they use, or offer any minor league splits. Statcorner and Minor League Central offer a little more batted ball information (although Minor League Central hasn’t updated since 6/18/2015), and you can get spray charts from MLBFarm, but no site brings it all together… until now. Introducing the Astromets Mind Minor League Stat Page, which is my attempt at bringing the best from the aforementioned stat sites into two Tableau worksheets – one for batters, one for pitchers.