I love Kilgus! Can you include [STATX]?
This is by far the most common topic when people email me about Kilg.us. I’m thrilled that so many people are enjoying the tool (we start the year with over 1800 members, nearly 500 users per day), but these are bummer emails to receive.
Unfortunately, 95% of the time the answer: No, sorry.
As a free tool, Kilg.us needs to rely on whatever free stats we can find. As it turns out, MLB publishes some limited live data (I believe for their GameDay feature) that we’ve been able to tap. While it is great that the data is free, the bummer is that it isn’t comprehensive.
Kilg.us is already pulling every stat available from MLB and even calculating a whole series more that aren’t made available in the data feed.
If you’re favorite stat isn’t included, it’s almost certainly because we just don’t have access to it. At the start of each season, I double-check the feeds to see if any new stats are available. This year, there is nothing new.
So, if there is something that can be calculated with the data already in Kilg.us, let me know and I’ll be happy to add it! If you want a new counting stat added, though, I can’t add it.
Maybe someday an angel investor will throw a pile of money at Kilg.us and we can afford to purchase a real data feed (~$25k/year). Until then, we just have to make due with what we have.
Hopefully it’s enough to be useful to you!
(That said, don’t forget to click “Select Stats” for each of your teams to see all the stats that are available: currently 32 categories!)