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The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2013 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 ...

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Overview

The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2013 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600787409
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: Twenty-seventh Edition, 27th edition
  • Edition number: 27
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 10.68 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Shandler was the first baseball analyst to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play. His website, www.BaseballHQ.com, won the Best Fantasy Baseball Online Content Award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in 2000, 2003, and 2004. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in 2005. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Ray Murphy is the managing director of www.BaseballHQ.com. He lives in Boston. Rod Truesdell is the American League West team analyst for www.BaseballHQ.com and a middle school science teacher. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Brent Hershey is the managing editor of www.BaseballHQ.com. He was honored in 2009 by the Fantasy Sports Writer Association for the Best Fantasy Baseball Article in a Print Publication. He lives in Philadelphia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Great way to "start the season"

    This book is loaded with information that will get baseball fans ready for the season - fantasy-wise or just for the fans who can't wait for Opening Day - tons of useful information-stats and facts/figures...

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