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Title:
Baseball prospectus 2004
Author:
Armour, Mark.
Publication Information:
New York : Workman Pub., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
vi, 602 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780761134022
Format :
Book

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Summary

The best! The Oakland As' heralded General Manager, Billy Beane, calls Baseball Prospectus the standard by which all scouting guides should be measured. Jayson Stark at ESPN says, "I never cease to be blown away by the geniuses at Baseball Prospectus." "When I have a question about a player, no matter how obscure, I pull out Baseball Prospectus," writes Rob Neyer at ESPN.com. And John Hunt, who covers fantasy baseball for USA Today, calls it "the best book for preparing for a rotisserie draft."

Packed with statistics, analysis, and attitude for the information age, Baseball Prospectus is the essential guide for the 3.4 million serious fantasy baseball players, and the perfect game-side companion for millions more seamheads who want to understand the inside game--why, for example, Derek Jeter's recent contract makes A-Rod's look like a bargain, why the hiring of Dusty Baker should end the Cubs' long nightmare, and why, if he remains healthy, Pedro Martinez has a legitimate shot at being remembered as the best pitcher ever. Baseball Prospectus gives in-depth actual data and performance analysis of 1600 players, more than any other guide, covering the majors and minors, the top 40 prospects, draft choices, and rookie ball. It features essays on every team and gimlet-eyed evaluations of at least 50 players per organization. It's the final word--delivered in a wry and witty style--on what pitchers and hitters really did in 2003, and how they'll do in 2004 and beyond.


Table of Contents

Gary HuckabayKeith Woolner and Clay Davenport and Nate SilverNate SilverKeith WoolnerRany JazayerliDoug PappasClay DavenportClay Davenport
Forewordp. v
Tools
Your Handy, Dandy Guide to Baseball Prospectus Statsp. 1
PECOTA 2004: A Look Back and a Look Aheadp. 5
National League
Arizona Diamondbacksp. 11
Atlanta Bravesp. 30
Chicago Cubsp. 48
Cincinnati Redsp. 66
Colorado Rockiesp. 85
Florida Marlinsp. 104
Houston Astrosp. 123
Los Angeles Dodgersp. 141
Milwaukee Brewersp. 158
Montreal Exposp. 176
New York Metsp. 198
Philadelphia Philliesp. 217
Pittsburgh Piratesp. 234
St. Louis Cardinalsp. 252
San Diego Padresp. 268
San Francisco Giantsp. 285
American League
Anaheim Angelsp. 303
Baltimore Oriolesp. 318
Boston Red Soxp. 337
Chicago White Soxp. 355
Cleveland Indiansp. 374
Detroit Tigersp. 392
Kansas City Royalsp. 411
Minnesota Twinsp. 430
New York Yankeesp. 446
Oakland Athleticsp. 462
Seattle Marinersp. 479
Tampa Bay Devil Raysp. 497
Texas Rangersp. 514
Toronto Blue Jaysp. 532
Fungoes
Thou Shalt Not Steal: Catchers and the Running Gamep. 549
Top 50 Prospectsp. 561
Marginal Payroll/Marginal Wins, 1995-2003p. 574
Over There! A Second Review of Translating Japanese Statistics, and Translating the Mexican Leaguep. 585
Team Name Key and Park Factorsp. 591
Indexp. 595
Biographiesp. 601