Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance [NOOK Book]

Overview

In Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance, FanGraphs expert Mike Podhorzer takes you on a journey through the process of projecting baseball player performance. As he walks you through an assortment of both basic and advanced metrics, citing various pieces of relevant research along the way, you will learn the whats, whys and hows of each statistic.

After becoming an expert on analyzing the statistics and metrics used in ...
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Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance

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Overview

In Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance, FanGraphs expert Mike Podhorzer takes you on a journey through the process of projecting baseball player performance. As he walks you through an assortment of both basic and advanced metrics, citing various pieces of relevant research along the way, you will learn the whats, whys and hows of each statistic.

After becoming an expert on analyzing the statistics and metrics used in forecasting, you will discover how to use those newly acquired skills. A complete step-by-step tutorial on developing an Excel spreadsheet to perform the calculations follows, as well as examples of the forecasting process in action as Mike guides you through a hitter and pitcher projection.
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Editorial Reviews

BaseballHQ - Ron Shandler
Comprehensive discussion of the metrics that feed the forecasting process, plus a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own spreadsheet projections. Great springboard to calculate your own expectations for the coming season.
FantasyTeamAdvice.com - Kyle Johnson
This is every fantasy baseball nerds dream, and if you have ever considered putting together your own projections, this book is a must own on your road to becoming a fantasy baseball guru. The step-by-step excel walkthrough is worth the price of the book alone, as Mike will show you how to link all the cells together, take past production into account when evaluating future stats, and accurately decide just how good each player will be in the season ahead.
Seamheads.com - Mike Lynch
Projecting X is a quick and easy read, and if you’re a spreadsheet nerd like me you’ll particularly enjoy creating sheets using Podhorzer’s formulae, then punching in numbers to get projections...Whether you’re into fantasy baseball or just enjoy creating projections, your money will be well spent if you download a copy of Mike Podhorzer’s Projecting X: How To Forecast Baseball Player Performance.
TheFakeBaseball.com - Ian Cumming
At $9.99, the book is a complete steal. Ultimately, Podhorzer does an amazing job of not only taking advanced stats and articulating them so a simpleton like me can understand, but also making it enjoyable to learn about those advanced stats.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016321684
  • Publisher: Mike Podhorzer
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 761,347
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Podhorzer never dreamed that he would someday publish a book, whether physical or electronic. It all started in the late 1990s when he picked up a free copy of Ron Shandler’s Baseball Forecaster at a sports card show. After reading the annual publication from cover to cover, Mike would never look at baseball statistics the same way again.

Having been completely immersed in the exciting world of fantasy baseball, he began forecasting baseball player performance and producing projections of his own, and has been doing so ever since. Following years of spreadsheets and calculations, he finally made the epic decision to share his process with the world.

Mike currently writes for the statistics and analysis website FanGraphs and competes in the Tout Wars and LABR fantasy baseball expert leagues. In 2014, he was named a finalist by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association for the Baseball Writer of the Year award. Aside from his passion for number crunching, he also enjoys traveling, taking photos during those travels, attending concerts and comedy shows, and munching on falafel sandwiches.
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