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BILL JAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

2015 Bill James Projection: Pablo Sandoval

Source 2011: 117 games, .315 BA, .357 OBP, .552 SLG, 23 HR, 70 RBI2012 projection: 144 games, .311 BA, .363 OBP, .525 SLG, 24 HR, 86 RBI2012: 108 games, .283 BA, .342 OBP, .447 SLG, 12 HR, 63 RBI2013 projection: 150 games, .298 BA, .356 OBP, .498 SLG, 22 HR, 88 RBI2013: 141 games, .278 BA, .341 OBP, .417 SLG, 14 HR, 79 RBI2014 projection: 140 games, .292 BA, .354 OBP, .466 SLG...
Via In The Neutral Zone
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Bill James Projections: Hanley Ramirez

Source 2011: 92 games, .243 BA, .333 OBP, .379 SLG, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 20 SB2012 projection: 136 games, .298 BA, .379 OBP, .489 SLG, 21 HR, 69 RBI, 28 SB2012: 157 games, .257 BA, .322 OBP, .437 SLG, 24 HR, 92 RBI, 21 SB2013 projection: 144 games, .281 BA, .356 OBP, .470 SLG, 22 HR, 75 RBI, 23 SB2013: 86 games, .345 BA, .402 OBP, .638 SLG, 20 HR, 57 RBI, 10 SB2014 projection: 151 games...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Bill James Projections: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Source 2013 projection: 148 games, .258 BA, .351 OBP, .419 SLG, 13 HR, 65 RBI, 20 SB2013: 37 games, .189 BA, .280 OBP, .337 SLG, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 2 SB2014 projection: 131 games, .248 BA, .329 OBP, .420 SLG, 15 HR, 55 RBI, 13 SB2014: 127 games, .198 BA, .265 OBP, .266 SLG, 1 HR, 30 RBI, 8 SB2015 projection: 129 games, .226 BA, .298 OBP, .341 SLG, 6 HR, 36 RBI, 8 SBIt’s no secret...
Via In The Neutral Zone
21 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill James: Will Middlebrooks Primed For Monster Season With Red Sox

Bill James is among those who believe Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is poised for a breakout season in 2014. James, a senior adviser in the Red Sox’s baseball operations department who also happens to be the father of sabermetrics, publishes an annual reference guide that includes both statistical data from the previous season and projections for the upcoming season...
Via NESN.com
February 11, 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...
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

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 356: Bill James` Predictions for 2015, and Our Predictions for 2030 by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam review Bill James` old baseball predictions for 2015, then issue their own for 2030.
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Let's Talk About The 2014 Bill James Handbook, Since it's Cold Outside, Mostly...

2014 Bill James Handbook, with 27-year-old Texas Rangers ace RHP, Yu Darvish (209IP 2.83 SIERA / 277K / 3.46K/BB / 78 FIP- /5 WAR) pictured on the cover. If only I'd taken a better photo!   Before beginning, I would like to first apologize to readers and co-bloggers(!) for my absence during this off-season as a contributor here at the Brewers Bar. The types...
Via Brewers Bar
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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