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Baseball Prospectus 2006: Statistics, Analysis, and Insight for the Information Age (Baseball Prospectus)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Fans and fantasy league players, get your inside intelligence from the same source as many Major League front offices—BASEBALL PROSPECTUS.BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2006 provides unprecedented original performance analysis of over 1,600 players, from stars at the top of their game to prospects vying for Rookie of the Year. It offers:

    • In-depth, insightful essays on all 30 Major League Baseball clubs, with no-holds-barred evaluations of at least 50 players per organization

    • Baseball Prospectuss exclusive (and deadly accurate) PECOTA projection system, forecasting the chances that a player will break out,

    improve, or collapse

    • In-depth features on the true costs of injuries, adventures in win expectancy, the limitations of statistical analysis—plus all our stats

    explained!

The Baseball Prospectus team of cutting-edge analysts includes Mark Armour, Andrew Baharlias, Jim Baker, James Click, Clifford J. Corcoran, Clay Davenport, John Erhardt, Gary Gillette, Steven Goldman, Thomas Gorman, Gary Huckabay, Jay Jaffe, Rany Jazayerli, Christina Kahrl, Jonah Keri, Mark McClusky, Dave Pease, Dayn Perry, Nate Silver, and Keith Woolner.

Check out www.baseballprospectus.com for year-round baseball coverage.

Synopsis:

It’s the gold standard of statistical guides, lauded by insiders:

Baseball Prospectus is one of the first things I read every day.”—Theo Epstein, Boston Red Sox General Manager

Baseball Prospectus has become the standard by which all scouting guides should be measured.”—Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics General Manager

And the outsiders who know:

“If a general manager hasn’t read Baseball Prospectus, he should be fired for incompetence.”—Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball

“The best book of its kind.”—Rob Neyer, ESPN.com

“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 guide for the 3.4 million serious fantasy baseball players, and the perfect season-long companion for the millions more fans 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 projection system for forecasting a player’s performance, and more, Baseball Prospectus tells the real story of what happened on the field in 2005 and what it means for 2006.

About the Author

Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts on Baseball Talent includes, among others, Gary Huckabay, the founder of Baseball Prospectus; Chris Kahrl, a sports editor who lives in Washington, D.C.; and Dave Pease, who roots for Ryan Klesko in San Diego. Together, the roster of Baseball Prospectus writers consult to 26 of the 30 major league baseball teams.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Christina Kahrl iv

Tools

Statistical Introduction 1

by Keith Woolner, Clay Davenport, and Nate Silver

Rearranging PECOTA by Nate Silver 6

Teams

Arizona Diamondbacks 13

Atlanta Braves 31

Baltimore Orioles 48

Boston Red Sox 66

Chicago Cubs 83

Chicago White Sox 99

Cincinnati Reds 117

Cleveland Indians 133

Colorado Rockies 151

Detroit Tigers 167

Florida Marlins 182

Houston Astros 195

Kansas City Royals 209

Los Angeles Angels 226

Los Angeles Dodgers 242

Milwaukee Brewers 260

Minnesota Twins 276

New York Mets 293

New York Yankees 309

Oakland Athletics 326

Philadelphia Phillies 345

Pittsburgh Pirates 360

St. Louis Cardinals 377

San Diego Padres 391

San Francisco Giants 405

Seattle Mariners 420

Tampa Bay Devil Rays 435

Texas Rangers 451

Toronto Blue Jays 467

Washington Nationals 483

Fungoes

Where Does Statistical Analysis Fall Down? Reality and Perception by Gary Huckabay 499

Adventures in Win Expectancy by Keith Woolner 506

Iceberg Stories: The Business of Baseball, 2005-2006 by Andrew Bahrlias 515

Injury Accounting by Thomas Gorman 523

Top 50 Prospects by Rany Jazayerli, Dayn Perry, and Baseball Prospectus 531

Managers: The Dress Rehearsal by Steven Goldman, Christina Kahrl, and Keith Woolner 542

Team Name Key and Park Factors by Clay Davenport 544

Index 547

Biographies 553

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761139959
Subtitle:
Statistics, Analysis, and Insight for the Information Age
Author:
Baseball Prospectus
Editor:
Goldman, Steven
Editor:
Kahrl, Christina
Author:
Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts
Author:
Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts
Author:
BP Team of Experts
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Baseball - Statistics
Subject:
Fantasy Sports
Subject:
RECREATION / Baseball / Statistics
Subject:
SPORTS and RECREATION / Baseball / Statistics
Subject:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball/Statistics
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Baseball Prospectus
Publication Date:
20060228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , It’s the gold standard of statistical guides, lauded by insiders:

Baseball Prospectus is one of the first things I read every day.”—Theo Epstein, Boston Red Sox General Manager

Baseball Prospectus has become the standard by which all scouting guides should be measured.”—Billy Beane, Oakland Athletics General Manager

And the outsiders who know:

“If a general manager hasn’t read Baseball Prospectus, he should be fired for incompetence.”—Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball

“The best book of its kind.”—Rob Neyer, ESPN.com

“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 guide for the 3.4 million serious fantasy baseball players, and the perfect season-long companion for the millions more fans 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 projection system for forecasting a player’s performance, and more, Baseball Prospectus tells the real story of what happened on the field in 2005 and what it means for 2006.

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