You've read about it, you've dreamed about it, you've fantasized about it. Now, you can experience the Minor League Splits Database. Check out that project home page for a full introduction. The MLSD has reasonably up-to-date play-by-play based stats on every single Minor League player with 10+ ABs or 5+ IP, which will help you find:
- Lefty/Righty splits
- Batted-ball data (grounders, fly balls, line drives, etc.)
- Home/Road splits
BABIP for both pitchers and hitters
- Performance in a variety of sitations, such as none on, bases loaded, two out, etc.
If you'd like to check it out but don't know where to start, try the stat table for Mike Rivera, or to check out how it looks for pitchers, try Yovani Gallardo. To get an idea of the breadth of the data, here's a list of all Minor Leaguers in the Brewers organization, with links to their stat tables. I tried to link everything as thoroughly as possible, so as long as you know what team, league, or organization a player is part of, you should be able to track them down.
Of course, if you're not a Brewers fan (egads!) you'll still find just as much to play with in the MLSD. Perhaps you'd be interested in split stats for Royals prospect Alex Gordon, or the young Atlanta Braves phenom Elvis Andrus. If you're a Reds fan, I'll forgive you your team's ridiculous start for a moment and point you to Homer Bailey's splits, but just to be mean, here's the results of Paul Wilson's AAA rehab stint.
As you can probably tell, there's plenty of fun to be had here, and once there's a little more data (those one-month sample sizes are a bit frustrating) there's almost endless possibilities for research. Let me know what you think--I intend to constantly expand and improve upon what you already see here.
Tags: Mike Rivera, Elvis Andrus, Paul Wilson, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Homer Bailey, Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals, Yovani Gallardo