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The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business

Now in its 19th edition, the Baseball Prospectus annual shows once again how it became the industry leader: The 2014 edition includes key stat categories, more controversial player predictions, and the kind of wise, witty baseball commentary that makes this phone-book-thick tome worth reading cover to cover.

Baseball Prospectus 2014 provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which Sports Illustrated has called ""perhaps the game's most accurate projection model."" Still, stats are just numbers if you don't see the larger context, and Baseball Prospectus brings together an elite team of analysts to provide the definitive look at all thirty teams—their players, their prospects, and their managers—to explain away flukes, hot streaks, injury-tainted numbers, and park effects. Victory, after all, could come down to choosing between the supposed sleeper and the overrated prospects who won't be able to fool people in the Show like they have down on the farm.  

 

Nearly every major-league team has sought the advice of current or former Prospectus writers, and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2014 will understand what all those fans have been raving about.

 

""If you're a baseball fan and you don't know what BP is, you're working in a mine without one of those helmets with the lights on it.""—Keith Olbermann

""The first time I saw the PECOTA projections, I realized that someone out there understood."" —Jeff Luhnow, General Manager, Houston Astros

""For me, every year baseball begins with the big, brilliant, beautiful book you are holding in your hands right now.""—Joe Posnanski

Baseball Prospectus 2013 correctly predicted:

*Disappointing performances by Albert Pujols, Dan Haren, Michael Bourn, Justin Upton, and Tommy Hanson.

*Breakouts by Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Kyle Seager, Matt Moore, Shelby Miller, and Jason Kipnis, as well as bounceback seasons from Jayson Werth and Shin-Soo Choo.

*That Max Scherzer would be a Cy Young contender and Michael Wacha ace-in-waiting for the Cardinals.

*That Wil Myers would be a middle-of-the-order bat for Tampa Bay and Josh Donaldson would finally win the Rich Harden trade for the A's.

*That CC Sabathia's velocity drop could be a problem, but Felix Hernandez's would not be. 

*That Joaquin Benoit, Kenley Jansen, and Koji Uehara were better bullpen bets than pre-season closer picks Bruce Rondon, Brandon League, and Joel Hanrahan.

Synopsis:

The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business

The essential guide to the 2014 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player—or both—you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2014 brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critical essays and commentary on the thirty teams, their managers, and more than sixty players and prospects from each team.

    Contains critical essays on each of the thirty teams and player comments for some sixty players for each of those teams Projects each player's stats for the coming season using the groundbreaking PECOTA projection system, which has been called "perhaps the game's most accurate projection model" (Sports Illustrated) From Baseball Prospectus, America's leading provider of statistical analysis for baseball

    Now in its nineteenth edition, this New York Times bestselling insider's guide remains hands down the most authoritative and entertaining book of its kind.

Table of Contents

Foreword 

Preface

Statistical Introduction

2014: The Year in Sabermetrics

Teams

Arizona Diamondbacks 

Atlanta Braves 

Baltimore Orioles 

Boston Red Sox 

Chicago White Sox 

Chicago Cubs 

Cincinnati Reds 

Cleveland Indians 

Colorado Rockies 

Detroit Tigers

Houston Astros

Kansas City Royals 

Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Dodgers

Miami Marlins

Milwaukee Brewers 

Minnesota Twins 

New York Mets

New York Yankees 

Oakland Athletics 

Philadelphia Phillies 

Pittsburgh Pirates

San Diego Padres 

San Francisco Giants 

Seattle Mariners 

St. Louis Cardinals 

Tampa Bay Rays 

Texas Rangers 

Toronto Blue Jays 

Washington Nationals 

Sabermetrician Wanted, Must Have MFA 

The Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects 

Team Name Codes

PECOTA Leaderboards

Contributors

Acknowledgments

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118459232
Author:
Miller, Sam (edt)
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
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Baseball Prospectus
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Miller, Sam
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Wojciechowski, Jason
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Baseball - General
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Sports and Fitness-Baseball Reference
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baseball, baseball preview, baseball analysis, 2014 baseball season, baseball fan, baseball fantasy player, baseball critical essays, baseball commentary, baseball teams, baseball managers, baseball players, baseball prospects,
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Baseball
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managers, baseball players, baseball prospects, baseball
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PECOTA projection system
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Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140225
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
608
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11 x 8.5 in

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The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the business

The essential guide to the 2014 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player—or both—you won't be properly informed without it. Baseball Prospectus 2014 brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critical essays and commentary on the thirty teams, their managers, and more than sixty players and prospects from each team.

    Contains critical essays on each of the thirty teams and player comments for some sixty players for each of those teams Projects each player's stats for the coming season using the groundbreaking PECOTA projection system, which has been called "perhaps the game's most accurate projection model" (Sports Illustrated) From Baseball Prospectus, America's leading provider of statistical analysis for baseball

    Now in its nineteenth edition, this New York Times bestselling insider's guide remains hands down the most authoritative and entertaining book of its kind.

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