The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 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 a given batter’s ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, what happens when he makes contact and reverse engineer those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball skills and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.
Ron Shandler was the first baseball analyst to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play. His groundbreaking concepts and strategies, based on component skills analysis, have made him a perennial contender in national experts competitions. Ron's 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.