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The Bill James Handbook 2018 (free shipping)

The Bill James Handbook 2018 (free shipping)

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SHIPS NOVEMBER 1st!

 

Improved! Hall of Fame Monitor
Exclusive! The Annual Fielding Bible Awards
Updated! Leader Boards, Defensive Shifts, Pitch Velocities, Managers, Park Indices
New! Hard Hit Balls Analysis
Complete! Career Data for Every 2017 Major Leaguer (and a few bonus players)
Unique! Win Shares, Career Targets, Shifts, Instant Replay Analysis
First! Remodeled Hitter & Pitcher Projections for 2018

 

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 Fun for Serious Fans 

Sabermetrics has a mixed reputation in the outside world. In mainstream sportswriting, it’s sometimes seen as something real sportswriters don’t need because they see all the games and know all the players. In academia, it’s not always respected as serious research, because it often doesn’t fit into any specific established discipline (although economists are starting to get involved), because it often doesn’t use enough fancy math, and because it’s “only” about baseball. And it used to be that in baseball itself, sabermetrics was not perceived to be anything that would be of use to the insiders of a major-league team…. But the situation in MLB is changing, perhaps due to Moneyball, Michael Lewis’ story of how Billy Beane’s Oakland Athletics used sabermetrics to build a winning team on the cheap. In 2003, the Red Sox hired Bill James. Since then, other teams have hired statistical analysts and begun advertising for similar positions…. If the thrill of scientific discovery isn’t enough, the fact that those discoveries are about baseball — for many, our favorite subject on earth — is icing on the cake.

—Phil Birnbaum, A Guide to Sabermetric Research

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  1. The Cure for Baseball "winter blues!" 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Dec 5th 2017)

    My treat to myself, to stave off depression, as I miss the daily morning box scores. Keep up the excellent work!!!


  2. If You love baseball and it's stats you will this book 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 23rd 2017)

    It is a big help to me in planning for our fantasy baseball league next year. I like the projections for next year and the many stats for this past season.


  3. Ready for Winter 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 12th 2017)

    The absolute replacement for the Baseball Register and Who's Who. Great article re Hall of Fame. A few things that I would like to see is your rating criteria for the HOF, a detailed explanation of WAR, which at this point is truly meaningless to me and something I've never seen is LOB by individual player, both as a stranded runner and then as a hitter. Keep up the great work. Thank you.....


  4. An Essential Resource 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 11th 2017)

    A must have.


  5. Best baseball stats book on the market! 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 11th 2017)

    I have every handbook since 1990 and there's not any book I look forward to more than this one. It's time to start the minor league handbook again as there is more interest than ever in all the teams prospects.


  6. Awesome Book! 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 11th 2017)

    I always look forward to this book every year. I love all the stats, as well as, the projections for next year. I use this for my baseball draft every year. Thanks.


  7. Awesome Book! 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 11th 2017)

    I always look forward to this book every year. I love all the stats, as well as, the projections for next year. I use this for my baseball draft every year. Thanks.


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