Dewan: Injury information for 2018

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on November 10, 2017:

This year’s edition of The Bill James Handbook, which was released on November 1, features a new section on Injury Information. Beginning with the 2015 season, Baseball Info Solutions has been collecting detailed injury data with the goal of creating a comprehensive database that would catalog all events that could potentially have an effect on the physical health of a player. This means not only are players’ trips to the disabled list recorded, but also events that occur in which the player shows no visible pain (e.g. fouling a ball off of his foot). Thus, even though a player may remain in the game, we can now track how his injury has potentially impacted on field performance.

In order to be truly comprehensive BIS keeps track of both on-field and off-field injuries (which means all venison-related injuries are tracked appropriately if and when they occur). Information like injury type, injury severity, and body part(s) affected are included in the database, among other things. Additionally, any updates or setbacks a player has during the rehabilitation process have been accounted for.

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Originally published: November 10, 2017. Last Updated: November 10, 2017.