The Season Level Exploratory report is found in the SEASON LEVEL section of reports. This report is best if you do not have any specific person or team in mind but rather want to learn who the league or team leaders in different areas of the game are.
Season Level reports can tell you statistics at the end of each regular season since 2005, and at the end of each playoff series since 2011.
Upon launch you will see the below screen with many different buttons. These buttons can be split into two different parts, filters and charts.
Filters are options that allow you to customize the report to only show what you want. The specific filters available in this report are detailed in the FILTERS section below.
The main thing to keep in mind is that every filter here affects every other filter. This means, if you filter TEAM to only show the Hanshin Tigers and also filter DATE to 2020 only, you will not see the Japan Series as an option under the GAME filters – as they did not make the playoffs that year. Also note that if nothing is selected that does not mean nothing will be shown, it means that everything will be shown.
If you want to reset all filter changes you’ve made back to default, just click the RESET button.
The remaining options are an INFO button which details data specific precautions or limitations, a LAST UPDATED visual showing the most recent data that has been added to the report, and a NIGHT MODE toggle.
The smaller buttons beneath the filters are all buttons that will show different statistics based on the filters you have set. They are toggled simply by clicking on any of the buttons once. Upon clicking, the chart and any chart specific filters will start to load. Depending on the volume of data to display you may see a loading icon spin for a bit.
Here is the chart for ‘By Year’ Batting. You can sort by any particular field by clicking on the column header. By default the batting charts are sorted by OPS+.
Depending on the charts being shown you may be given additional filters to trim the data you’re shown even more. In the case of the batting chart, you are shown a filter for At Bats. This allows you to set minimum and maximum number of at bats so you can remove outliers in the data that only exist due to certain circumstances. As an example, the first name in the chart as of the end of the 2020 season is Nagasaka, Kenya with a breathtaking OPS+ 1229 – in exactly one at bat. Probably need a better sample size there.
Note that any filter that appears after you’ve clicked on one of the chart selections will affect ONLY that chart. If you were to filter to only show batters with a minimum of 200 AB and then clicked on one of the fielding charts, that chart would be unaffected by the 200 AB minimum you set (though any of the top-level filters would still be in effect).
To switch charts, simply click on any of the other chart buttons, or make or remove some selections you’ve made in the filters to adjust what you’re already looking at. Remember that you can always hit the RESET button to get back to where you first started.
NOTE: If you are viewing these reports on a mobile device such as an iPad, you will need to click twice to set a filter. Once to navigate “into” the filter options, and a second time to make any selections.
The Team dropdown filters include league and individual team. Multiple teams can be selected.
The Game dropdown has only one option to customize, game type. Here is where you can limit the data to just the regular season or to any particular playoff stage (or all).
As this report shows data only at the season level there is only one filter available here as well – Year.