The 2000 Big Bad Baseball Annual provides the most comprehensive analysis of baseball on the market today. BBBA 2000 features a unique mix of player analysis, team essays, and ground-breaking work on baseball's past, present, and future. Whether you are a rotisserie player, a simulation junkie or a devoted baseball fan, you will find all 512 pages both informative and entertaining.
BBBA 2000 contains park-adjusted stats, exclusive Scouting Value rankings and author analysis and comments for over 850 major league players. We utilize player analysis tools like Extrapolated Runs, the most accurate runs estimation tool on the market today, the Starting Pitcher Quality Matrix, a start by start look at starting pitchers, and Win Probability Added, a detailed look at relief pitcher usage and effectiveness.
BBBA 2000 takes a comprehensive look at each team's season with insightful team essays covering up and coming stars, fading veterans, astute personnel moves and some not so astute. The Big Bad Baseball Annual also takes a swing at where the team has been and where it might be heading.
Not satisfied with just team and player comments? The Big Bad Baseball Annual also takes on some of the larger issues in baseball and baseball analysis. BBBA 2000 contains essays by Don Malcolm on the interaction between player age and team winning percentage and a start by start look at starting pitcher performance in the 1962 and 1963 seasons when the strike zone was dramatically altered.
We team with David Smith of Retrosheet for never before seen breakouts of the 1975 World Series combatants -- the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox. Brock Hanke reminds us why Rogers Hornsby was on the All-Century team, and Ron Johnson looks at fifteen years of situational data to tell us whether to switch-hit or not to switch-hit.
BBBA 2000 also covers the minor leagues with Sean Forman's Prospectwatch. Sean studies the top prospects for each major league team using his exclusive grading system and player comparison tools. Sean also provides an overview of each team's minor league system.
All this and much more appears in the 2000 Big Bad Baseball Annual.
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