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Hardball Retrospective: Evaluating Scouting and Development Outcomes for the Modern-Era Franchises

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Would your favorite baseball team make the playoffs if player X had not been traded? Imagine your team's roster from any particular year. Remove all of the players that your team acquired through trades and free agency. Would you be able to field a competitive team? All right, let us re-populate the roster with every player that the organization originally drafted and sign ...more
Paperback, 442 pages
Published January 25th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lance
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Speculation about player trades and movement via free agency is always a popular topic of conversation between baseball fans. Often they wonder how their favorite teams would have done had they not traded away this player or if they had signed that one instead of letting him leave as a free agent.

This book by Derek Bain will help answer that question. He takes all thirty current major league franchises and using advanced statistical analysis, he ranks each team by evaluating players with their
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Derek Bain is a New Jersey native with a passion for baseball, statistics, computers and video games. He has written more than 50 articles for Fangraphs, Seamheads & Baseball Analytics and enjoys spending quality time with his family.
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