Baseball Prospectus 2005: Statistics, Analysis, and Insight for the Information Age

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Workman Publishing Company, Feb 18, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 576 pages
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Don’t think there’s merit in the idea of analyzing baseball players using sophisticated statistical tools? Maybe you should talk to the deliriously happy members of Red Sox nation, whose team is run by Theo Epstein, a disciple of the BP way of thinking. Where can fans and fantasy players get this same inside intelligence that’s revolutionizing Major League front offices? Baseball Prospectus.

“ The best book of its kind”—Rob Neyer,
“ If a general manager hasn’t read Baseball Prospectus, he should be fired for incompetence.”—Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball
“ Baseball Prospectus has become the standard by which all scouting guides should be measured.”—Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics General Manager
“ I never cease to be blown away by the geniuses at Baseball Prospectus.” —Jayson Stark, ESPN
“ The best book for preparing for a rotisserie draft”—USA Today

Packed with statistics, analysis, and attitude, Baseball Prospectus is the essential season-long companion for the millions of fans and fantasy baseball players who are looking to understand the inside game. Includes extensive performance analysis of 1,600 players—covering the majors, the minors, top 40 prospects, draft choices, and rookie ball—plus in-depth, insightful essays on all 30 Major League clubs and gimlet-eyed evaluations of their top 50 players. With ballpark-adjusted stats, a deadly accurate system for forecasting a player’s performance, and more, Baseball Prospectus hits it out of the park every year.

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About the author (2005)

James Marshall created dozens of exuberant and captivating books for children, including The Stupids, Miss Nelson Is Missing! and the ever-popular George and Martha books. Before creating his canon of classic, hilarious children"s books, James Marshall played the viola, studied French, and received a master"s degree from Trinity College. He also doodled. It was the doodles, and the unforgettable characters that emerged from them, that led him to his life"s work as one of the finest creators of children"s books of the twentieth century.

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