By Sam Miller, Jason Wojciechowski
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the neatest analysts within the business
Now in its nineteenth version, the Baseball Prospectus annual exhibits once more the way it grew to become the chief: The 2014 variation comprises key stat different types, extra arguable participant predictions, and the type of clever, witty baseball statement that makes this phone-book-thick tome worthy analyzing conceal to cover.
Baseball Prospectus 2014 presents delusion avid gamers and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections, which activities Illustrated has known as ""perhaps the game's such a lot actual projection model."" nonetheless, stats are only numbers in the event you don't see the bigger context, and Baseball Prospectus brings jointly an elite group of analysts to supply the definitive examine all thirty teams—their gamers, their customers, and their managers—to clarify away flukes, scorching streaks, injury-tainted numbers, and park results. Victory, in the end, may possibly come right down to determining among the intended sleeper and the puffed up clients who won't have the ability to idiot humans within the convey like they've got down at the farm.
Nearly each major-league group has sought the recommendation of present or former Prospectus writers, and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2014 will comprehend what all these lovers were raving about.
""If you're a baseball fan and also you don't be aware of what BP is, you're operating in a mine with no a type of helmets with the lighting on it.""—Keith Olbermann
""The first time I observed the PECOTA projections, i noticed that somebody in the market understood."" —Jeff Luhnow, common supervisor, Houston Astros
""For me, each year baseball starts off with the large, significant, attractive e-book you're protecting on your palms correct now.""—Joe Posnanski
Baseball Prospectus 2013 adequately predicted:
*Disappointing performances by way of Albert Pujols, Dan Haren, Michael Bourn, Justin Upton, and Tommy Hanson.
*Breakouts through Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Kyle Seager, Matt Moore, Shelby Miller, and Jason Kipnis, in addition to bounceback seasons from Jayson Werth and Shin-Soo Choo.
*That Max Scherzer will be a Cy younger contender and Michael Wacha ace-in-waiting for the Cardinals.
*That Wil Myers will be a middle-of-the-order bat for Tampa Bay and Josh Donaldson may eventually win the wealthy Harden exchange for the A's.
*That CC Sabathia's speed drop can be a challenge, yet Felix Hernandez's wouldn't be.
*That Joaquin Benoit, Kenley Jansen, and Koji Uehara have been larger bullpen bets than pre-season nearer choices Bruce Rondon, Brandon League, and Joel Hanrahan.
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Baseball Prospectus 2014: The Essential Guide to the 2014 Season by Sam Miller, Jason Wojciechowski