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Wizardry: Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed

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The systematic analysis of baseball statistics, often called "sabermetrics," has evolved in recent years to resemble something of a science, attracting fans from diverse professional and educational backgrounds, all fascinated by the analysis itself and its insights into the game. But one problem has defied solution: estimating runs saved by fielders throughout history. Tr ...more
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Published March 2nd 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Patrick Coffey
The first chapters of this book are very, very math heavy, but if you power through (or simply skip ahead using Humphreys' suggestion) and get to the analysis of the players, this book becomes very fascinating. Humphreys has developed a solid system that measures fielding in a very thorough way. What his system says about many well known players is definitely worth the read.
Gary Geiger
Analyzing fielding in baseball using quantitative methods is like tilting at windmills, but this book did the best job of anything that I read. It was better than The Fielding Bible.
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