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BILL JAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

Your Morning Dump...where Bill James knew all along

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump But when it came to projecting Sox players last season, James had a very good year. He was too high on Will Middlebrooks and too low on Daniel Nava, but close on many of the team’s other key components. He...
Via Ted's Army
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Geddy Lee Says He Checks Box Scores During Rush Shows, Studies Bill James, Sabermetrics (Video)

Is Rush Canada’s most popular export? As much as we love maple syrup and moose, it’s probably true. Well, singer, bassist and frontman Geddy Lee is sticking with his home country, and has been a Toronto Blue Jays fan for years. In fact, he’s often been spotted hanging out at Rogers Centre, cheering the team on. Likewise, with the Jays having completed an impressive offseason...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill James Projections For The Yankees Starters

These are the type of posts I absolutely dread writing. Projections, predictions, prognostication, life-line reading, forecasting, reading the smoke from a burned sacrifice; they all have their place, but often rely so heavily on things out of personal control, or flat out guessing, that indulging in them is largely a time wasting exercise. You can [...]
Via Suicide Squeeze
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 Bill James Handbook Projections!

The 2013 Bill James Handbook Projections courtesy of Baseball Info Solutions are now available on the players pages!
Via Fangraphs
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Examining Bill James 2012 Mike Stanton Projection

I love me some Mike Stanton. Anytime there is a power hitting corner outfielder with youth on their side, there’s a good chance I’ll feel the exact same way about them as I do Stanton. The tape-measure video game bombs, the build, he’s got it all right now. It could be said that Mike Stanton makes our world a better place. I knew that I was onto something with Stanton about...
Via Diamond Hoggers
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon - Sudden Superstar

Long before there was Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, there was Alex Gordon. And while the former two along with Lorenzo Cain (and others) form the core of the hopes of Kansas City fans, Alex Gordon finally took his rightful place as a star in Major League Baseball. And Gordon did so far out of the spotlight accorded the two young phenoms. And it was totally unexpected. The only...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Projections from Bill James: D-backs Pitchers

The Bill James Handbook 2012 includes statistical projections for nearly 900 players. Can the young trio of Kennedy, Hudson, and Collmenter continue their success? Is Joe Saunders going to pitch well enough to justify retaining him? Who will be reliable in the bullpen? Inside, we have a sneak peek of James' 2012 projections for Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers.
Via diamondbacks.scout.com
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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