Ron Shandler's 2018 Baseball Forecaster

& Encyclopedia of Fanalytics
Author: Brent Hershey,Brandon Kruse,Ray Murphy,Ron Shandler
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633199444
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2018 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

2018 Baseball Forecaster

& Encyclopedia of Fanalytics
Author: Brent Hershey,Brandon Kruse,Ron Shandler,Ray Murphy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781629374819
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2018 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact--reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

2017 Baseball Forecaster

& Encyclopedia of Fanalytics
Author: Brent Hershey,Brandon Kruse,Ray Murphy,Ron Shandler
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 163319695X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2017 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

2016 Baseball Forecaster

& Encyclopedia of Fanalytics
Author: Ron Shandler,Ray Murphy,Brent Hershey,Brandon Kruse
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633194175
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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For 30 years, the very best in baseball prediction and statistics The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2016 Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

Winning Fantasy Baseball

Secret Strategies of a Nine-Time National Champion
Author: Larry Schechter
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1937110575
Category: Games
Page: 348
View: 6818

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Play smart. Play to win. Play like a champion.

The Bill James Handbook 2018


Author: Bill James,Baseball Info Solutions
Publisher: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 0879466561
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 624
View: 5380

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Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continues rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.

Fantasyland

A Sportswriter's Obsessive Bid to Win the World's Most Ruthless Fantasy Baseball
Author: Sam Walker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101190701
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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Every spring, millions of Americans prepare to take part in one of the oddest, most obsessive, and most engrossing rituals in the sports pantheon: Rotisserie baseball, a fantasy game where armchair fans match wits by building their own teams. In 2004, Sam Walker, a sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal, decided to explore this phenomenon by talking his way into Tout Wars, a league reserved for the nation’s top experts. The result is one of the most sheerly entertaining sports books in years and a matchless look into the heart and soul of our national pastime.

Baseball America 2018 Prospect Handbook


Author: Editors of Baseball America
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391763
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 512
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The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars The Baseball America 2018 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation of baseball stars. The Prospect Handbook features in-depth analysis and statistics for 900 players, with detailed scouting reports, recaps of each team's amateur draft efforts, and a ranking of Major League Baseball's top farm systems. The Prospect Handbook is the must-have resource for information on the best prospects in baseball and is a valuable tool for fans, fantasy leaguers, and anyone who wants to know more about the player development process

How to Value Players for Rotisserie Baseball


Author: Art McGee
Publisher: Shandler Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781891566905
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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How to Value Players for Rotisserie Baseball will teach readers how to calculate the best player values for their draft or auction. Art McGee applies concepts from economics, finance, and statistics to develop a pricing method that far surpasses any other published. His method is highly sophisticated, yet McGee explains it in terms that any fantasy baseball owner can understand and apply. In this new Second Edition readers will learn how to adjust values for position scarcity, injury risk and future potential, set up their own pricing spreadsheet, and make better decisions on trades, free agents, and long-term contracts.

The Fantasy Sports Boss 2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide


Author: Michael Keneski
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522725091
Category:
Page: 272
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The Fantasy Sports Boss 2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Post-Free Agency Edition is back and better than ever as we have all the bases covered for you to dominate your league. Our biggest draft guide to date at 267 monstrous pages, we have analyzed and ranked over 600 players for the upcoming season. Included in this year's draft guide: -up to a full paragraph on 600-plus players -2016 Busts, Sleepers, and Top Rookies -Ten Burning Questions For 2016 -Tommy John Surgery Report -BONUS: Free Agent Report where we reflect how those who changed teams in free agency or were traded saw their fantasy baseball values change. and so much more!

If I Never Get Back

A Novel
Author: Darryl Brock
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 1583949291
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Contemporary reporter Sam Fowler, stuck in a dull job and a failing marriage, abruptly finds himself transported back to the summer of 1869. After a wrenching period of adjustment, he comes to feel rejuvenated by his involvement with the nation's first pro baseball players. He also finds his senses quickening and tastes changing as he faces life-threatening 19th-century challenges on and off the baseball diamond. Through his attachments to the ballplayers and the lovely Caitlin O'Neill, he might just regain the sense of family he desperately needs. Darryl Brock masterfully evokes post-Civil War America’s smoky, turbulent cities, the new transcontinental railroad that takes passengers over prairies and mountains to California, the dance halls and parlor houses, the financial booms and busts, and historical luminaries like Mark Twain and Jesse James. Equally appealing to sports fans and anyone who likes a good read, If I Never Get Back well deserves the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s judgment that it “hits a home run.”

Starting IX

A Franchise-By-Franchise Breakdown of Baseball's Best Players
Author: Jim Turvey
Publisher: Jim Turvey
ISBN: 9780999645406
Category:
Page: N.A
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Starting IX is a baseball history book that combines the stories of baseball's past with the statistics of baseball's present and future. By combining baseball's top metrics and most indelible tales (FIP and Pipp, if you will), a starting lineup for each franchise in baseball history is chosen. Starting IX goes beyond the typical baseball history book in both its scale and its scope. No topic is left uncovered; no question is left unanswered. Who was the best center fielder in Yankees history: Mantle or DiMaggio? What would the all-time, father-son starting lineup look like? How did the MLB career of Carlos Beltran mirror the acting career of Steve Carell? All these questions and many, many (many) more are answered inside these pages. Starting IX is the perfect book for baseball addicts: it makes use of the best and newest metrics the sport has to offer and applies these statistics to age-old baseball questions. Starting IX is also the perfect book for newer baseball fans whose love for the sport may just be blossoming: it relies on the author's contagious love of the game to engage readers from cover-to-cover.

The Southpaw


Author: Mark Harris
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795325347
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
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With The Southpaw, novelist Mark Harris begins the remarkable saga of a gifted baseball pitcher named Henry W. Wiggen, which would unfold in four novels over the course of some 27 years between the publication of The Southpaw (1952) and It Looked Like For Ever (1979). Harris frames The Southpaw in an irresistible way, letting the fictional hero Wiggen “tell” his own story in the vernacular--bad grammar, run-on sentences, the works. In fact, the title page tells the reader that The Southpaw is “by Henry W. Wiggen / Punctuation freely inserted and spelling greatly improved by Mark Harris.” Henry Wiggen is a beautiful athlete, but despite his talents and his natural grace, the unpretentious small-town boy reaches manhood by the same arduous route followed by most boys, complicated in his case by that very talent and grace, and the expectations they create in everyone. Wiggen is that rarest of fiction heroes, a certifiable good guy, without guile, who wants always to do the right thing. Even for him, the challenges posed by personal and professional needs sometimes seem to be too much, as the stakes in his career steadily rise. The Southpaw follows Wiggen from his early days all the way to the World Series, a winning story of a good man living an extraordinary life. “By far the best ‘serious’ baseball novel published,” the San Francisco Chronicle wrote of The Southpaw--a critical response that is frequently echoed in discussions of all four of Mark Harris’ novels about Henry Wiggen. The Southpaw defines Wiggen, and Harris wields his vivid, stream of conscious style with wizardly skill. The acid test is whether the experience of The Southpaw encourages the reader to follow Wiggen’s saga in Bang the Drum Slowly. Invariably, it does.

Baseball Forecaster 2007


Author: Ron Shandler
Publisher: Shandler Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781891566073
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 252
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This is the annual update to the 2006 edition. Ron Shandler’s baseball forecasters have the industry’s most consistent track record of success. Written by real experts in fantasy play, the forecaster has accurate projections that are fully supported and intuitively logical . It is the source used by Major League GMs, the media and other fantasy services. The 2007 edition includes stats and sabermetrics, performance trends, ground-breaking research results, pitching logs, bullpen charts, minor league scouting, team charts, an injury section, fantasy draft guides and cheat sheets, a sabermetric glossary and free online projections updates.

Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook

Rankings and Reports of the Best Young Talent in Baseball
Author: Editors of Baseball America
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391695
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 512
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The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars The Baseball America 2017 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation of baseball stars. The Prospect Handbook features in-depth analysis and statistics for 900 players, with detailed scouting reports, recaps of each team's amateur draft efforts, and a ranking of Major League Baseball's top farm systems. The Prospect Handbook is the must-have resource for information on the best prospects in baseball and is a valuable tool for fans, fantasy leaguers, and anyone who wants to know more about the player development process

Baseball America 2018 Almanac


Author: N.A
Publisher: Baseball America
ISBN: 9781932391756
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 528
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The Baseball America Almanac has always been the best baseball annual, and now it's the only book on the market that sums up the year in baseball from the majors to the minors and down through every amateur level as well. Numbers and commentary help fans recall all the great moments from the season that was 2017 The 2017 baseball season will be one to remember, and no book offers a more complete capsule of the year than the Baseball America Almanac, which takes you all the way from winter ball to the World Series. The 2018 Almanac has all the major league and minor league news and statistics, a review of every organization's season, comprehensive college coverage, a full recap of the 2017 draft, high school and youth baseball highlights, and even foreign league coverage

Smart Baseball

The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball
Author: Keith Law
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062490257
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport. For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players’ and teams’ potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement—sabermetrics—has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the "old" way—a combination of outdated numbers and "gut" instinct—is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers.? In this informative and provocative book, teh renowned ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century’s worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbers—dating back to the beginning of the professional game—is firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball’s irrational adherence to tradition. While Law gores sacred cows, from clutch performers to RBIs to the infamous save rule, he also demystifies sabermetrics, explaining what these "new" numbers really are and why they’re vital. He also considers the game’s future, examining how teams are using Data—from PhDs to sophisticated statistical databases—to build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports.

The Bill James Handbook 2017


Author: Bill James,Baseball Info Solutions
Publisher: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 0879466480
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 600
View: 4784

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Bill James and the Baseball Info Solutions team of analysts continue to pack in new content, including a fresh look at the continued rise and effectiveness of The Shift and a new breakdown of home runs and long flyouts. And, as always, the book forecasts fresh hitter and pitcher projections for those looking to get an early jump on the next season.

Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2017


Author: Baseball Prospectus
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547216659
Category:
Page: 360
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FRONT OFFICES EVERYWHERE AGREE: BASEBALL PROSPECTUS KNOWS PROSPECTS. Futures Guide 2017 gives you all this and more: Top 10 Prospects for every major-league team: 300 prospect capsules, with over 100 other players also covered. Bonus listing of the Top 10 under 25, as well as state-of-the-system and front office summaries. WHAT THE INSIDERS SAY ABOUT THE FUTURES GUIDE "Baseball Prospectus is a valuable source for player evaluation and analysis. The quality and depth of their prospect reports is always impressive." -- Jason McLeod, Sr. Vice President, Scouting & Player Development, Chicago Cubs "The Futures Guide is a valuable resource and a helpful guide in assessing players at every professional level. The Baseball Prospectus team provides exceptional insight, making it a must read." -- Nick Krall, Assistant General Manager, Cincinnati Reds "Thoughtful, entertaining and precise evaluations bring their scouting reports to life." -- Dan Kantrovitz, Scouting Director, St. Louis Cardinals