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Isaac Citrom
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In Strat-O-Matic (SOM) Baseball, the various outcomes all have a field position attached, such as fly out - centrefield or single two star - left field. This is very important because you have to know what fielder's card to consult in the case of further action, such as stretching a single into a double.

I have looked at a bunch of web sites that have baseball statistics. I have found some that are extremely detailed. But, none of them have statistics by fielder. For example, for some player's batting record there will be a statistic for singles but not divided by how the single was earned.

Is SOM just randomly assigning field positions or is this information kept in some record of the games?
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This has nothing to do with SOM, but have you seen www.retrosheet.org? They're actually making digital versions of scorecards - where balls were hit, the pitch sequence of every at-bat...you name it.
 
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I believe that SOM uses standard distributions based on whether a hitter is righthanded or lefthanded. I do not believe that they use personal distributions for each batter.

They do exist, though. There is an annual book called "Graphical Player XXXX" (where XXXX is the year). It has charts for every player that shows where each batted fair ball was hit by that player. Homers are specially designated. The charts are small enough that you cannot identify every ball,but it does show trends in that you can see the grouping. You can tell at a glance whether a hitter is a pull hitter or spray hitter and whether his power is down the lines, in the gaps or more than average to the opposite field.

I'm also pretty sure that I have seen the same data online, but I can't remember where.
 
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So, the data must be recorded initially. I wonder who is hanging on to it? I'll keep looking then.

Thanks.
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So, I don't know why I didn't think about it before. I went to the horse's mouth, MLB's website. They have a new stats section. It's got everything. Wow! Paul, they even have the diagrams you were talking about.

So, where a ball fell is maintained. You also see it in the game recap pages. But, I did not see any summary stats with respect to where a ball fell.

Now I'm off to see if there is public access to the data.
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