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  • Series: Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Triumph Books; 26 Annual edition (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600785875
  • ASIN: B008W3WJFQ
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,134,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ron Shandler was the first baseball analyst to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play. His groundbreaking concepts and strategies, based on component skills analysis, have made him a perennial contender in national expert competitions. Ron's website, www.BaseballHQ.com, won the "Best Fantasy Baseball Online Content" award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in 2000, 2003, and 2004. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in 2005.

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Twenty-five years ago when this book was first published, there were very few predictions available.
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A must have for all serious Fantasy Baseball participants and a great read for those that are hard core fans of the BEST game in America.
Travelin Ron & Joan
This is a very detailed and entertaining book about fantasy baseball, which includes every MLB player, and also minor league prospects.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
The book has changed over the years and the 2012 edition is different than previous years. The player profiles are larger (there's 7 players/page rather than 9) and there are more statistics and skills ratios. The Encyclopedia of Fanalytics now takes up the first third of the book. It's been improved and is a fun read on its own.

The authors discussed the accuracy of predictions quite a bit over the last couple years and now they have fully embraced a weighted 3-year average unless skewed by obvious trends, scouting reports, injuries, and/or age. Their point, and it's valid, is that the inherent error in actual performance is so great that accurate predictions are impossible. Think about accuracy vs. precision and standard error, or noise, of the data.

Twenty-five years ago when this book was first published, there were very few predictions available. The internet didnt exist. When we drafted our Roto teams, we used the baseball annuals published by the Sporting News (I miss the Baseball Guide and Baseball Register), insight from Bill James, and the spring training magazines. By the late '80's pioneering player valuation authors like Shandler, Patton, and Mann-Manley slowly became available at bookstores. Now, anybody can get pretty good projections the night before the draft.

Shandler's point in this book, however, is that such precise projections are not really that accurate. The Forecaster gives you the tools to do your own evaluations. Use them to select the players you think will perform the best. In this sense, fantasy baseball has come full circle if you're doing your own work. The way to beat the parity created by a plethora of available information is to gather tools that provide the edge of accurate insight.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Toddster64 on January 22, 2012
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I've been purchasing the Shandler annuals for years, and his team continually fine-tunes the formulae as well as content presentation to make this a must-have for upcoming baseball seasons. While fantasy leaguers will find an abundance of good data here (I personally only played one year), I strongly believe baseball fans will benefit from, and enjoy reading, the analysis within. My must-have annual every year, along with Baseball Prospectus.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Lee on February 23, 2012
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I too have a copy of the book where the middle pages of the book are detaching from the spine. I've had to resort to reading the book vertically so that I don't cause any further detaching of the pages from the spine.

I've placed an inquiry with the author as my book was purchased over 30 days ago and I'm not eligible for an exchange or return from Amazon. Called Amazon and they will let me return the book and issue me a replacement despite me being over 30 days since my order. Thumbs up to them!

Although I'm now very wary of early printing cycles as these books were probably an early printing.
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An essential resource for the serious fantasy baseball player. Must-have. I can't do without this on baseball draft day. Fantastic
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I bought this book expecting to get an OK Baseball book. I was wrong. I must thank Mr. Shandler for having Brandon Beachy, Johnny Cueto, Mark Trumbo and Jake Peavy on my fantasy team which is currently residing in 1st place.

NOTE: This review was written by Memento Mori's young fantasy baseball enthusiast.
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This is a very detailed and entertaining book about fantasy baseball, which includes every MLB player, and also minor league prospects. It's very useful for anyone who owns a team.
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By Kathy's Corner on April 4, 2012
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There are so many details it can be overwhelming. Since this is the first time I have had this book, I read through all the information and used what applied to my H2H league I participated in. Most importantly, it showed me who not to draft during fantasy baseball. I would recommend this to anyone to buy.
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