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April 10, 2019 at 1:13 PM

Introducing Updated Player Pages

We are pleased to introduce an updated player page template for our SoxProspects player pages, which we are starting to roll out this afternoon. Scroll on over to any of the player pages for our top ten prospects to take a look.  For example, here’s a link to the new player page for Tanner Houck.  You can compare that to the look of his old player page, which is linked here. Note that you may need to refresh your page for the new page to appear. 

Some benefits of the new template include:
  • 54% larger photos, many thanks to intrepid photographer Kelly O’Connor
  • White background behind primary text (as opposed to old grey background) for easier reading
  • Cleaner formatting for scouting reports, links, and stats (reduced wasted space, cleaner and more balanced white space)
  • Larger fonts
  • Updated and reconfirmed data
  • More consistency on data presentation
  • Twitter and Instagram links for individual players
  • Space for listing the former college commitments for high school draft signees
  • Links to Kelly’s photo pages for individual players
  • Clarity on listing birthplace rather than residence 
  • “Open new window” links for current season stats and advanced stats
As of this afternoon, the new template has been rolled out to the top ten prospects in the system.  We will apply the template to other prospects if they enter the top ten on a rolling basis.  Additionally, we expect that we may be able to expand the template to all top twenty prospects some time in May. We also think that we might be able to apply the new template to all current players next off-season. (That one is a stretch goal with lots of contingencies).

The scouting reports for the top ten prospects have also been updated in conjunction with this update.