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RotoGuru/DBD Text File Subscription Information and Login Panel for 2019 MLB Season

All data for the 2019 MLB season is currently offered for free. Sometime after April, some 2019 data will be subject to a premium subscription, as described below.

Note: This page provides data on the subscription for the 2019 MLB season only. Data for 2016, 2017, and 2018 are also available under separate subscriptions. See the FAQ section for information on accessing data for prior seasons. Purchase of a 2019 subscription does not grant access to 2018 data (or 2017 or 2016 data). Each season’s subscription is separate.

For the 2019 MLB season, all pages on DailybaseballData.com and RotoGuru.com will continue to be available without cost when presented in HTML format – the format typically used to view web pages in your browser.

Some of these reports are also available in a text-only format, suitable for importing or copying into a spreadsheet or other analytical platform. This format allows the user to populate a spreadsheet or database with information for home-grown analysis.

Once the early-season trial period is over, access to all text format reports for the 2019 season will be subject to a subscription fee (amount TBD). Files included in this subscription include:


Frequently asked questions

Can I access a trial file before deciding to subscribe?

Prior to May 10, 2018, all files will be available for free.

Beginning May 10, 2018, unauthorized accesses will generate sample (incomplete) files.

I entered my username and access key above to log in. Now what?

The Log in processes places a cookie in your browser that will grant you access to the files. As long as your browser is set up with cookies enabled, you should be able to access each report by going to the URL for that report.

Cookies are browser-specific, so if you want to access reports in a different browser (or on a different computer), you’ll need to log in on that computer. You’ll also need to log in again if your cookies are cleared or deleted.

If you are trying to access a file without the benefit of cookies, then you will need to append your username and accesskey to the URL. For example, to access the master file, the authorized URL would be
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/mlb-dbd-2018.pl?user=username&key=accesskey
(Of course, you will need to insert your own username and key values.)

Will I still be able to access these files after the 2018 season has ended?

Yes. This subscription covers data for the 2018 season, but you will still be able to access the master file and daily results files after the 2018 season has ended.

Will similar data be available for the 2019 MLB season?

Probably - but if so, a separate subscription for 2019 will be required. Details will be announced at the beginning of the 2019 season.

How do I copy the data into a spreadsheet?

In Excel: First, copy the data into a spreadsheet column. Then, while the data is highlighted, select Data -> Text to columns -> delimited ->Next and then select either the semi-colon or the colon (other) as the delimiter. Click Finish, and the data will be parsed into columns, with headings at the top of each column.

You may find it easier to open the URL directly into your spreadsheet program. To do this, you’ll probably need to use a URL with the username and access key included in the query string.

Why don’t any of the files include raw stats – like hits, home runs, strikeouts, etc.?

Raw stats are obtained by DailyBaseballData and RotoGuru under a licensing agreement with SportRadar US. The terms of this license prohibit the reproduction of these stats in a manner that would make the provider a competitor of SportRadar. As such, I cannot reproduce these basic stats in any of the text-formatted files.

When is the data updated?

The master file and sortable stats file are updated overnight, and should be available by 5am ET. Daily results files are updated throughout each game day at approximately 15 minute intervals. BvP files are available up to 6 days in advance – although DFS salary and position data generally reflect the current day values.

Will a subscription be less expensive later in the season?

No. The master file actually becomes more valuable as the season advances, since more and more data is included. Even if you wait until the end of the season, $37 is good value for data of this depth, breadth, detail, and convenience.

Is prior season data available?

A 2018 master file, similar in format to the 2019 master file, is available for a subscription fee of $37:
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/getcred18.pl.

A 2017 master file, similar in format to the 2018 master file, is available for a subscription fee of $36:
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/getcred17.pl.

A 2016 master file, similar in format to the 2017 master file, is available for a subscription fee of $35:
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/getcred16.pl.

A 2015 master file, similar in format to the more recent master files, is available for free:
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/mlb-dbd-2015.pl.

Daily results files are available for some formats for some past seasons. Files for seasons prior to 2016 are also free to access. Files for each of 2016-2018 are included as part of the related subscriptions referenced above,
Use the menu on the daily results page to access data from prior seasons.

Sortable Stats files and Batter-vs-Pitcher files are not archived and historical files are not available.

I already subscribed to access an NBA data file this winter. Does that subscription include this MLB data as well?

No. That subscription was only for specific NBA data files, and is separate and distinct from this MLB subscription. For more information on the NBA file(s) and the related subscription, click here.


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