About the Author
has been publishing his unique brand of statistical information since 1986. He was the first author to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play. Among his contributions are component skills analysis, pure quality starts and the LIMA Plan. Shandler s work has appeared in numerous publications, and he has been cited by many sources, including ESPN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Week,
magazine. In 2004, Shandler helped create an advisory board for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the founder of Tout Wars, the national experts competition featured in the 2006 book, Fantasyland.
In national experts leagues all told, he has finished in the top three 11 times, including five titles. Shandler's website, BaseballHQ.com, is a 3-time winner of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association's ;Best Fantasy Baseball Online Content; award. Shandler was honored with FSTA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.