2015 Minor League Baseball Analyst

Author: Rob Gordon,Jeremy Deloney,Brent Hershey

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633192520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 711

The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2015 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.
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2018 Minor League Baseball Analyst

Author: Jeremy Deloney,Rob Gordon

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633199479

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 6177

The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2018 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players, batter skills ratings, pitch repertoires, performance trends, major league equivalents, and expected major league debuts. A complete sabermetric glossary is also included. This one-of-a-kind reference is ideally suited for baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems.
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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

View: 7630

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.
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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

View: 2893

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
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Minor League Baseball Analyst

Author: Deric McKamey

Publisher: Shandler Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781891566721

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 6581

Deric McKamey's Minor League Baseball Analyst is the first book to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting. A long-term Bill James disciple and graduate of Major League Baseball's scout school, Deric provides his unique brand of analysis for over 1,000 minor leaguers. For baseball analysts and those who play in fantasy leagues with farm systems, the Analyst is the perfect complement to the Baseball Forecaster and is designed exactly for the reader's needs.\n
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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

View: 6679

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.
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Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 3789

Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.
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The Only Rule Is It Has to Work

Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team

Author: Ben Lindbergh,Sam Miller

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627795650

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 6391

The New York Times bestseller about what would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team It’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That’s what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when an independent minor-league team in California, the Sonoma Stompers, offered them the chance to run its baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. Their story in The Only Rule is it Has to Work is unlike any other baseball tale you've ever read. We tag along as Lindbergh and Miller apply their number-crunching insights to all aspects of assembling and running a team, following one cardinal rule for judging each innovation they try: it has to work. We meet colorful figures like general manager Theo Fightmaster and boundary-breakers like the first openly gay player in professional baseball. Even José Canseco makes a cameo appearance. Will their knowledge of numbers help Lindbergh and Miller bring the Stompers a championship, or will they fall on their faces? Will the team have a competitive advantage or is the sport’s folk wisdom true after all? Will the players attract the attention of big-league scouts, or are they on a fast track to oblivion? It’s a wild ride, by turns provocative and absurd, as Lindbergh and Miller tell a story that will speak to numbers geeks and traditionalists alike. And they prove that you don’t need a bat or a glove to make a genuine contribution to the game.
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Baseball Prospectus 2018

Author: Baseball Prospectus

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 9781681626437

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

View: 5801

The 2018 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Guide. PLAY BALL! The 23rd edition of this industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player predictions and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, along with significant improvements to several statistics that were created by, and are exclusive to, Baseball Prospectus, and an expanded focus on international players and teams. Baseball Prospectus 2018 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which The New York Times called "the �berforecast of every player's performance." With more than 50 Baseball Prospectus alumni currently working for major-league baseball teams, nearly every organization has sought the advice of current or former BP analysts, and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2018 will understand why! Visit www.baseballprospectus.com for year-round baseball coverage
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Baseball America 2018 Prospect Handbook

Author: Editors of Baseball America

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9781932391763

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 5966

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
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2016 Official Rules of Major League Baseball

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 9781629372112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 5648

An important resource for umpires, coaches, leagues, and serious fans of Major League Baseball (MLB), this handbook lists the dos and don’ts of the national pastime. Fully up-to-date, this book contains the official and sanctioned MLB rules and their interpretations per the Playing Rules Committee, the sole group that determines baseball’s regulations.
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Baseball America 2018 Almanac

Author: N.A

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9781932391756

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 3362

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
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Big Data Baseball

Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak

Author: Travis Sawchik

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250063515

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9967

New York Times Bestseller After twenty consecutive losing seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, team morale was low, the club's payroll ranked near the bottom of the sport, game attendance was down, and the city was becoming increasingly disenchanted with its team. Pittsburghers joked their town was the city of champions...and the Pirates. Big Data Baseball is the story of how the 2013 Pirates, mired in the longest losing streak in North American pro sports history, adopted drastic big-data strategies to end the drought, make the playoffs, and turn around the franchise's fortunes. Award-winning journalist Travis Sawchik takes you behind the scenes to expertly weave together the stories of the key figures who changed the way the small-market Pirates played the game. For manager Clint Hurdle and the front office staff to save their jobs, they could not rely on a free agent spending spree, instead they had to improve the sum of their parts and find hidden value. They had to change. From Hurdle shedding his old-school ways to work closely with Neal Huntington, the forward-thinking data-driven GM and his team of talented analysts; to pitchers like A. J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole changing what and where they threw; to Russell Martin, the undervalued catcher whose expert use of the nearly-invisible skill of pitch framing helped the team's pitchers turn more balls into strikes; to Clint Barmes, a solid shortstop and one of the early adopters of the unconventional on-field shift which forced the entire infield to realign into positions they never stood in before. Under Hurdle's leadership, a culture of collaboration and creativity flourished as he successfully blended whiz kid analysts with graybeard coaches—a kind of symbiotic teamwork which was unique to the sport. Big Data Baseball is Moneyball on steroids. It is an entertaining and enlightening underdog story that uses the 2013 Pirates season as the perfect lens to examine the sport's burgeoning big-data movement. With the help of data-tracking systems like PitchF/X and TrackMan, the Pirates collected millions of data points on every pitch and ball in play to create a tome of color-coded reports that revealed groundbreaking insights for how to win more games without spending a dime. In the process, they discovered that most batters struggled to hit two-seam fastballs, that an aggressive defensive shift on the field could turn more batted balls into outs, and that a catcher's most valuable skill was hidden. All these data points which aren't immediately visible to players and spectators, are the bit of magic that led the Pirates to spin straw in to gold, finish the 2013 season in second place, end a twenty-year losing streak.
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The Bill James Handbook 2018

Author: Bill James,Baseball Info Solutions

Publisher: ACTA Publications

ISBN: 0879466561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 624

View: 2498

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.
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The Bullpen Gospels

Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran

Author: Dirk Hayhurst

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0806531436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 4505

A minor league pitcher deals with both the lighter and darker sides of a life at the edge of the pro ranks where he refuses to quit and eventually finds himself playing for the league championship.
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The Phenomenon

Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life

Author: Rick Ankiel

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7258

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it. The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch--not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition widely known as "the Yips." It came without warning, in the middle of a playoff game, with millions of people watching. And it has never gone away. Yet the true test of Ankiel's character came not on the mound, but in the long days and nights that followed as he searched for a way to get back in the game. For four and a half years, he fought the Yips with every arrow in his quiver: psychotherapy, medication, deep-breathing exercises, self-help books, and, eventually, vodka. And then, after reconsidering his whole life at the age of twenty-five, Ankiel made an amazing turnaround: returning to the Major Leagues as a hitter and playing seven successful seasons. This book is an incredible story about a universal experience--pressure--and what happened when a person on the brink had to make a choice about who he was going to be.
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Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2017

Author: Baseball Prospectus

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547216659

Category:

Page: 360

View: 2777

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
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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

View: 4549

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.
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How to Value Players for Rotisserie Baseball

Author: Art McGee

Publisher: Shandler Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781891566905

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 7439

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.
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Baseball America 2019 Directory

Who's Who in Baseball, and Where to Find Them

Author: N.A

Publisher: Baseball America

ISBN: 9781932391831

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 7137

The Baseball America Directory is the single-source reference for every team in every league, whether professional or amateur, where the key personnel reside, and how to get in touch with them. The Directory features key staff and contact information for all major league and minor league teams, as well as all Division I college teams and most significant leagues and other baseball organizations. It also includes all 2019 major and minor league schedules
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