Someone very close to me (our son ) has just launched a new website which will, primarily, focus on the San Francisco Giants and each game they play during the 2017 season. Necessarily, the site will include information on each opponent over that 162 game (and hopefully post-season) schedule.
The focus of the site is to provide individual game and player grades coupled with accumulated information as the season progresses, presented for the every day fan . What is quite different and unique about the site will be the approach to game and player analysis. The grading and analysis won't be done from either the sabermetric or purist perspective. It will be done with our son's unique approach to game grading, using his proprietary algorithm.
For those with son's heading to or playing in college, some of the concepts used in the game grading approach are used by college coaches in their evaluation and grading of the performance of their players. Having read so many posts on this site, especially about perceptions during Fall ball at the college level, this item from the 108 site might very much be of interest to those who read and post here on why coaches may well see things in a very different way than those looking from a different perspective :
"Straight 108 values a hitter who is hitting .200 but hits the ball consistently hard more than someone hitting .300 as a result of good luck. In assessing a player on how they perform based on controllable outcomes (ex. balls hit hard vs. hits) and their ability help their team win in ways that don’t show up in a stat or box score, we’ll be able to determine overall player value and performance more accurately."
This is the link to Straight 108, which I hope many on the HSBBW will find a daily source of information to enhance their knowledge of the game, with associated additional enjoyment of the 2017 season.