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editorial_player_key

Is the editorial_player_key value useful for anything currently? I get this in my query for players w/ stats, but haven't found any way to query for editorial data on a player. Presumably, this would be interesting info, perhaps exposing the data that "has_player_notes" suggests exists, or injury status? (Both of these pieces are elluding me currently, so maybe it's just wishful thinking that they'd be included.)

Thanks,
Ben

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  • I did find this thread: http://developer.yahoo.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=6601, which indicates that the player notes aren't available due to licensing on syndication of that data, so that's understandable. Would definitely be nice to have a way to link to a Yahoo! page that shows the data, though - if you have a chance to add that in future iterations :)-Ben
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  • Ha, correct. The editorial player key would be useful for performing queries against our editorial webservices, except those are internal only because licensing is much more interesting when you can't hide behind the excuse that "it's just fantasy data!". I *think* that whether or not we can expose player notes is part of our ongoing negotiations with our data providers, so I will try to keep you updated on that (as I'd definitely love to publicly expose the player notes if I can).

    I know that we had some issues with player status not showing up early in the season, but I thought we got that resolved. Yeah, as an example, if you check out:

    CODE
    http://fantasysports.yahooapis.com/fantasy/v2/player/242.p.5994


    You can see that David Garrard is IR.

    CODE
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <fantasy_content xmlns="http://fantasysports.yahooapis.com/fantasy/v2/base.rng" xml:lang="en-US" yahoo:uri="http://api.fantasysports.yahoo.com:4080/fantasy/v2/player/242.p.5994" xmlns:yahoo="http://www.yahooapis.com/v1/base.rng" time="48.168897628784ms" copyright="Data provided by Yahoo! and STATS, LLC">
    <player>
    <player_key>242.p.5994</player_key>
    <player_id>5994</player_id>
    <name>
    <full>David Garrard</full>
    <first>David</first>

    <last>Garrard</last>
    <ascii_first>David</ascii_first>
    <ascii_last>Garrard</ascii_last>
    </name>
    <status>IR</status>
    <on_disabled_list>1</on_disabled_list>

    <editorial_player_key>nfl.p.5994</editorial_player_key>
    <editorial_team_key>nfl.t.30</editorial_team_key>
    <editorial_team_full_name>Jacksonville Jaguars</editorial_team_full_name>
    <editorial_team_abbr>Jac</editorial_team_abbr>
    <bye_weeks>
    <week>9</week>

    </bye_weeks>
    <uniform_number>9</uniform_number>
    <display_position>QB</display_position>
    <image_url>http://l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nfl/players_l/headshots/20090903//5994.jpg?x=46&amp;y=60&amp;xc=1&amp;yc=1&amp;wc=165&amp;hc=215&amp;q=100&amp;sig=pU7dGY_QSqy1rpDfC4.2.Q--</image_url>

    <is_undroppable>0</is_undroppable>
    <eligible_positions>
    <position>QB</position>
    </eligible_positions>
    </player>
    </fantasy_content>
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  • Ok, thanks for the update. I kinda figured as much on the licensing. :)By any chance, is there at least a way to pull info about what happened in the "real" games for players? Like if I wanted to say, grab the schedule for the upcoming week so my app can display a "Sun @1:30" message if they haven't played yet, and then include something like "@NO, W 24-17 F OT (Sun 1:30)" once the game occurred? (similar to on the yahoo site)
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  • Oh, just saw some more info on "real"/"editorial" data here: http://developer.yahoo.net/forum/?showtopic=7981
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  • When could we expect injury statuses to show up for the 2011 baseball season? For example, Adam Wainwright doesn't have any injury status, but is out for the season. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! :-)
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  • QUOTE (Kenny @ Mar 14 2011, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    When could we expect injury statuses to show up for the 2011 baseball season? For example, Adam Wainwright doesn't have any injury status, but is out for the season. Any ideas? Thanks in advance! :-)

    It really just depends on when our stats provider tells us about it, basically. :| I verified that it's not an issue where we're not showing any injury statuses at all (for instance, Bryce Harper is correctly labeled as NA). I'd guess that it'll come in before the season starts up but I'll poke at a few people to check on it.
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