Zimmerman: 2015 MLB disabled list trends

From SABR member Jeff W. Zimmerman at The Hardball Times on December 21, 2015:

It again is time to dissect the past season’s disabled list (DL) information. I’ve been at this for quite some time. If you’ve never read this post before, or would just like to take a gander at the old data, check out the handy box at the right with my past work on the subject. Besides just looking at the 2015 data, I have decided to go a little Tableau crazy and add three interactive tables. The Tommy John surgery and comparing days lost per team graphs have been around in some form previously. The big addition is the time missed per injury. This interactive table is a great way to find the average and median days lost for any injury.

I collected DL information from MLB.com’s transaction list as I have for the past six seasons using data provided by FanGraphs and my own updates. I will start the data digging by looking at the overall year-to-year trend. Let the graphs begin.

Read the full article here: http://www.hardballtimes.com/2015-disabled-list-information-and-a-little-more/

Originally published: December 21, 2015. Last Updated: December 21, 2015.