Baseball Prospectus 2020

Baseball Prospectus 2020
Author: Baseball Prospectus,
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781949332612
Available:
Release: 2020-02-07
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 2020 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Guide. PLAY BALL! The 25th 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 2020 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which The New York Times called “the überforecast 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 2020 will understand why!

Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2020

Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2020
Author: Baseball Prospectus
Pages: 479
ISBN: 1732355584
Available:
Release: 2020-02-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

FUTURES GUIDE 2020 features: - Detailed reports on top 10 prospects for every major-league team. - Condensed reports on many additional key prospects for each team. - Top talents 25 years old and younger for each team. - Baseball Prospectus' 2020 organizational rankings. - Top 101 real-life and fantasy prospects. - Top 50 players who entered pro baseball in 2020. - Essays on prospect hype cycles and what scouting grades mean.

Baseball Prospectus 2003

Baseball Prospectus 2003
Author: Gary Huckabay,Joe Sheehan,Chris Kahrl,Clay Davenport
Pages: 512
ISBN: 1574885618
Available:
Release: 2003-02
Editor: Potomac Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In-depth statistics and predictions for every major league team and player.

Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2020

Baseball Prospectus Futures Guide 2020
Author: Baseball Prospectus,
Pages: 479
ISBN: 9781732355590
Available:
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FUTURES GUIDE 2020 features: - Detailed reports on top 10 prospects for every major-league team. - Condensed reports on many additional key prospects for each team. - Top talents 25 years old and younger for each team. - Baseball Prospectus’ 2020 organizational rankings. - Top 101 real-life and fantasy prospects. - Top 50 players who entered pro baseball in 2020. - Essays on prospect hype cycles and what scouting grades mean.

Baseball Prospectus 2013

Baseball Prospectus 2013
Author: Baseball Prospectus
Pages: 600
ISBN: 1118459199
Available:
Release: 2013-02-25
Editor: Wiley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business The essential guide to the 2013 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player—or both—you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2013 brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critical essays and commentary on the thirty teams, their managers, and more than sixty players and prospects from each team. Contains critical essays on each of the thirty teams and player comments for some sixty players for each of those teams Projects each player's stats for the coming season using the groundbreaking PECOTA projection system, which has been called "perhaps the game's most accurate projection model" (Sports Illustrated) From Baseball Prospectus, America's leading provider of statistical analysis for baseball Now in its eighteenth edition, this New York Times bestselling insider's guide remains hands down the most authoritative and entertaining book of its kind.

Los Angeles Angels 2020

Los Angeles Angels 2020
Author: Baseball Prospectus,
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781949332797
Available:
Release: 2020-04-24
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The team edition based on The New York Times Bestselling Guide. This more portable team edition of the full 25th edition of the industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player projections and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, but focused on your favorite organization. It also features detailed reports on the top prospects, including fantasy values and commentary. Take it out to the ball game or wherever you follow your team!

Baseball Between the Numbers

Baseball Between the Numbers
Author: Jonah Keri,Baseball Prospectus
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780465003730
Available:
Release: 2007-02-27
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the numbers-obsessed sport of baseball, statistics don't merely record what players, managers, and owners have done. Properly understood, they can tell us how the teams we root for could employ better strategies, put more effective players on the field, and win more games. The revolution in baseball statistics that began in the 1970s is a controversial subject that professionals and fans alike argue over without end. Despite this fundamental change in the way we watch and understand the sport, no one has written the book that reveals, across every area of strategy and management, how the best practitioners of statistical analysis in baseball-people like Bill James, Billy Beane, and Theo Epstein-think about numbers and the game. Baseball Between the Numbers is that book. In separate chapters covering every aspect of the game, from hitting, pitching, and fielding to roster construction and the scouting and drafting of players, the experts at Baseball Prospectus examine the subtle, hidden aspects of the game, bring them out into the open, and show us how our favorite teams could win more games. This is a book that every fan, every follower of sports radio, every fantasy player, every coach, and every player, at every level, can learn from and enjoy.

Ron Shandler s 2021 Baseball Forecaster

Ron Shandler s 2021 Baseball Forecaster
Author: Brent Hershey,Brandon Kruse,Ray Murphy,Ron Shandler
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781641255561
Available:
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Triumph Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, Ron Shandler's 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.

Baseball Prospectus 2019

Baseball Prospectus 2019
Author: Baseball Prospectus,
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9781732355514
Available:
Release: 2019-02-15
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 2019 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Guide. PLAY BALL! The 24th 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 2019 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which The New York Times called “the überforecast 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 2019 will understand why!

New York Yankees 2020

New York Yankees 2020
Author: Baseball Prospectus,
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781949332834
Available:
Release: 2020-04-24
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The team edition based on The New York Times Bestselling Guide. This more portable team edition of the full 25th edition of the industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player projections and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, but focused on your favorite organization. It also features detailed reports on the top prospects, including fantasy values and commentary. Take it out to the ball game or wherever you follow your team!

It Ain t Over Til It s Over

It Ain t Over  Til It s Over
Author: Baseball Prospectus,Steven Goldman
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780465008407
Available:
Release: 2007-08-01
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The best team in baseball statistics takes on one of the great unanswered questions: Why do teams win pennant races?

The Inside Game

The Inside Game
Author: Keith Law
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062942746
Available:
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking book, Keith Law, baseball writer for The Athletic and author of the acclaimed Smart Baseball, offers an era-spanning dissection of some of the best and worst decisions in modern baseball, explaining what motivated them, what can be learned from them, and how their legacy has shaped the game. For years, Daniel Kahneman’s iconic work of behavioral science Thinking Fast and Slow has been required reading in front offices across Major League Baseball. In this smart, incisive, and eye-opening book, Keith Law applies Kahneman’s ideas about decision making to the game itself. Baseball is a sport of decisions. Some are so small and routine they become the building blocks of the game itself—what pitch to throw or when to swing away. Others are so huge they dictate the future of franchises—when to make a strategic trade for a chance to win now, or when to offer a millions and a multi-year contract for a twenty-eight-year-old star. These decisions have long shaped the behavior of players, managers, and entire franchises. But as those choices have become more complex and data-driven, knowing what’s behind them has become key to understanding the sport. This fascinating, revelatory work explores as never before the essential question: What were they thinking? Combining behavioral science and interviews with executives, managers, and players, Keith Law analyzes baseball’s biggest decision making successes and failures, looking at how gambles and calculated risks of all sizes and scales have shaped the sport, and how the game’s ongoing data revolution is rewriting decades of accepted decision making. In the process, he explores questions that have long been debated, from whether throwing harder really increases a player’s risk of serious injury to whether teams actually “overvalue” trade prospects. Bringing his analytical and combative style to some of baseball’s longest running debates, Law deepens our knowledge of the sport in this entertaining work that is both fun and deeply informative.

Swing Kings

Swing Kings
Author: Jared Diamond
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062872128
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The best baseball book I’ve read in years." — Sam Walker • "An exhilarating story of innovation." — Ben Reiter • "Swing Kings feels like a spiritual successor to Moneyball." — Baseball Prospectus From the Wall Street Journal’s national baseball writer, the captivating story of the home run boom, following a group of players who rose from obscurity to stardom and the rogue swing coaches who helped them usher the game into a new age. We are in a historic era for the home run. The 2019 season saw the most homers ever, obliterating a record set just two years before. It is a shift that has transformed the way the game is played, contributing to more strikeouts, longer games, and what feels like the logical conclusion of the analytics era. In Swing Kings, Wall Street Journal national baseball writer Jared Diamond reveals that the secret behind this unprecedented shift isn’t steroids or the stitching of the baseballs, it’s the most elemental explanation of all: the swing. In this lively narrative romp, he tracks a group of baseball’s biggest stars—including Aaron Judge, J.D. Martinez, and Justin Turner—who remade their swings under the tutelage of a band of renegade coaches, and remade the game in the process. These coaches, many of them baseball washouts who have reinvented themselves as swing gurus, for years were one of the game’s best-kept secrets. Among their ranks are a swimming pool contractor, the owner of a billiards hall, and an ex-hippie whose swing insights draw from surfing and the technique of Japanese samurai. Now, as Diamond artfully charts, this motley cast has moved from the baseball margins to its center of power. They are changing the way hitting is taught to players of all ages, and major league clubs are scrambling for their services, hiring them in record numbers as coaches and consultants. And Diamond himself, whose baseball career ended in high school, enlists the tutelage of each swing coach he profiles, with an aim toward starring in the annual Boston-New York media game at Yankee Stadium. Swing Kings is both a rollicking history of baseball’s recent past and a deeply reported, character-driven account of a battle between opponents as old as time: old and new, change and stasis, the establishment and those who break from it. Jared Diamond has written a masterful chronicle of America’s pastime at the crossroads.

Shift

Shift
Author: Russell Carleton,Jeff Passan
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781641250139
Available:
Release: 2018-04-01
Editor: Triumph Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With its three-hour-long contests, 162-game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self-reflection and obsessive analysis. It's a thinking game. It's also a shifting game. Nowhere is this more evident than in the statistical revolution which has swept through the pastime in recent years, bringing metrics like WAR, OPS, and BABIP into front offices and living rooms alike. So what's on the horizon for a game that is constantly evolving? Positioned at the crossroads of sabermetrics and cognitive science, The Shift alters the trajectory of both traditional and analytics-based baseball thought. With a background in clinical psychology as well as experience in major league front offices, Baseball Prospectus' Russell Carleton illuminates advanced statistics and challenges cultural assumptions, demonstrating along the way that data and logic need not be at odds with the human elements of baseball—in fact, they're inextricably intertwined. Covering topics ranging from infield shifts to paradigm shifts, Carleton writes with verve, honesty, and an engaging style, inviting all those who love the game to examine it deeply and maybe a little differently. Data becomes digestible; intangibles are rendered not only accessible, but quantifiable. Casual fans and statheads alike will not want to miss this compelling meditation on what makes baseball tick.

Baseball America 2020 Almanac

Baseball America 2020 Almanac
Author: Anonim
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1932391924
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Baseball America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0393066231
Available:
Release: 2004-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

The Bill James Handbook 2020

The Bill James Handbook 2020
Author: Bill James,Baseball Info Solutions
Pages: 638
ISBN: 9780879460266
Available:
Release: 2019-11-22
Editor: ACTA Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first-to-market, most comprehensive, insightful, and groundbreaking annual baseball book on the market. A must-have book or gift for every true fan, with lifetime statistics and leader boards for every player in the major leagues and projections for how they might do in the future.

Toronto Blue Jays 2020

Toronto Blue Jays 2020
Author: Baseball Prospectus
Pages: 130
ISBN: 1949332926
Available:
Release: 2020-03-30
Editor: Baseball Prospectus
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The team edition based on The New York Times Bestselling Guide. This more portable team edition of the full 25th edition of the industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player projections and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, but focused on your favorite organization. It also features detailed reports on the top prospects, including fantasy values and commentary. Take it out to the ball game or wherever you follow your team!

The Physics of Baseball

The Physics of Baseball
Author: Robert K. Adair
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780062407825
Available:
Release: 2015-01-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How far does a curve ball break? Who reaches first base faster after a bunt, a right- or left-handed batter? The answers are often surprising—and always illuminating. This newly revised third edition considers recent developments in the science of sport such as the neurophysiology of batting, bat vibration, and the character of the "sweet spot." Faster pitchers, longer hitters, and enclosed stadiums also get a good, hard scientific look to determine their effects on the game. Filled with anecdotes about famous players and incidents, The Physics of Baseball provides fans with fascinating insights into America's favorite pastime.

Pitch by Pitch

Pitch by Pitch
Author: Bob Gibson,Lonnie Wheeler
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250060693
Available:
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pitch by Pitch gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. With the tension rising in the stadium, an uproarious crowd behind him, and the record for the most strikeouts thrown in a World Series game on the line, Gibson, known as one of the most intimidating pitchers in baseball history, relives every inning and each pitch of this iconic game. Facing down batter after batter, he breaks down his though process and recounts in vivid and candid detail his analysis of the players who stepped into the batter's box against him, his control of both the ball and the elements of the day, and his moments of synchronicity with teammate Tim McCarver, all the while capturing the fascinating relationship and unspoken dialogue that carries on between pitcher and catcher over the course of nine critical innings. From the dugout to the locker room, Gibson offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the players, the team's chemistry, and clubhouse culture. He recounts the story of Curt Flood, Gibson's best friend and the Cardinal center fielder, who would go on to become one of the pioneers of free agency; shares colorful anecdotes of his interactions with some of baseball's most unforgettable names, from Denny McLain and Roger Maris to Sandy Koufax and Harry Caray; and relives the confluence of events, both on and off the field, that led to one of his---and baseball's---most memorable games ever. This deep, unfiltered insider look at one particular afternoon of baseball allows for a better understanding of how pros play the game and all the variables that a pitcher contends with as he navigates his way through a formidable lineup. Gibson's extraordinary and engrossing tale is retold from the unique viewpoint of an extremely perceptive pitcher who happens to be one of baseball's all-time greats.