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Bill James on Fielding, Part 8

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Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steamer Projections for the 2015 Indians

A few days ago we took a look at Bill James’ projections for the 2015 Indians and today we will examine the Steamer projections for another look at the Indians’ predicted success. Below are the projections for the Indians’ hitters in 2015, these are condensed a bit for brevity’s sake, you can check out the full projections here. Name AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SB AVG OBP SLG...
Via Burning River Baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill James’ 2015 Chicago Cubs Projections

Bill James was made famous by his annual publication, Baseball Abstract a book which shaped the mind of Billy Beane and the Moneyball movement in MLB. His book began looking at new ways to predict future success of a ballplayer. So when Time magazine named Bill James as one of the 100 most influential people, his predictions have become like gospel in baseball circles. We have already...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Bill James Think of the 2015 Indians?

One of the most exciting parts of the baseball off-season is trying to predict how well a player will do in the upcoming season. Bill James publishes his annual player projections in his book The Bill James Handbook. Below are his projections for the Indians 2015 hitters. Player Games AB 2B HR R RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS Mike Aviles 98 266 13 6 32 30 8 .256 .288 .380 .667 Michael...
Via Burning River Baseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

Mike Piazza currently appears on 78.9 percent of the vote based on 119 Hall of Fame ballots that have been made public, as tracked by Baseball Think Factory. That figure is down from the 79.5 percent on Monday, when 83 ballots had been tabulated. However, it is still slightly ahead of the 75 percent threshold Piazza needs to get into Cooperstown. All 571 ballots from the Baseball...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill James’ 2015 Red Sox Predictions: Mookie Betts Could Have Bright Future (Video)

Bill James has made a name for himself with his annual Major League Baseball predictions, and this year he’s got an interesting look at the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season. NESN.com Red Sox writer Ricky Doyle gives his take on some of James’ predictions in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Ricky...
Via NESN.com
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bill James Handbook Projections 2015: Mookie Betts To Shine

The Bill James Handbook is a great tool for sparking debate. The guide, which is published annually, provides a whole bunch of Major League Baseball statistics and information, including projections for the upcoming season. Some of the Boston Red Sox projections included in the recently released 2015 version are rather interesting. The book is published under Bill James, a Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill James Is Wicked Bullish On Middlebrooks

(Keith Philpott for TIME)Scott Lauber points out in today's Boston Herald that Uber-Sabermatrician (and Red Sox employee) Bill James is wicked bullish on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. In his brand new Bill James Handbook, the former Stokely-Van Camp's pork and beans cannery worker projects Middlebrooks to hit 32 HRs, drive in 104 and put up an OPS of .800. Can you say MVP? If...
Via FenwayNation
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill James On Mike Piazza

MMO reader Pete Sinapi, sent me a link to an article written by Bill James about a year ago in which he stated his case for Mike Piazza as a Hall of Famer. It was very compelling and worth sharing with the MMO community. He uses Runs Created which he invented and has since evolved into other popular stats such as wRC. In his Baseball Abstract, James explains that it is essential...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Bill James Projections – Mike Napoli

©2013 Kayla Chadwick 2011: 113 games, .320 BA, .414 OBP, .631 SLG, 30 HR, 75 RBI2012 projection: 131 games, .271 BA, .364 OBP, .537 SLG, 31 HR, 83 RBI2012: 108 games, .227 BA, .343 OBP, .469 SLG, 24 HR, 56 RBI2013 projection: 127 games, .248 BA, .350 OBP, .498 SLG, 29 HR, 75 RBI2013: 139 games, .259 BA, .360 OBP, .482 SLG, 23 HR, 92 RBI2014 projection: 137 games, .246 BA...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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