Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN expert author and also analytical expert Keith Legislation's nonconforming look at the numbers game of baseball, confirming why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, discussing just what numbers really function, and also exploring what the surge of Big Data implies for the future of the sporting activity.

For decades, data such as batting standard, saves taped, as well as pitching won-lost records have been used to measure specific players' as well as groups' prospective and also success.… Read the rest

Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN expert author and also analytical expert Keith Legislation's nonconforming look at the numbers game of baseball, confirming why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, discussing just what numbers really function, and also exploring what the surge of Big Data implies for the future of the sporting activity.

For decades, data such as batting standard, saves taped, as well as pitching won-lost records have been used to measure specific players' as well as groups' prospective and also success.… Read the rest

Baseball America 2017 Almanac: Comprehensive Review of the 2016 Season

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 2016, including the Cubs' amazing run to a World Series title.… Read the rest

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 2016, including the Cubs' amazing run to a World Series title.… Read the rest

2017 Baseball Forecaster: & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics

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.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest