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The Fielding Bible--Volume II
by John Dewan
Previously available exclusively to Major League Baseball teams, John Dewan and Baseball Info Solutions reveal their revolutionary approach to fielding analysis. In the process, they will completely change the entire perception of fielding statistics in Major League Baseball. Key reports include: Where Hits Landed; In-Depth Analysis by Position; Relative Range Factors; and ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 25th 2009 by ACTA Publications
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Dewan is very good at what he does. Anyone who wants to understand why analysts are as confident as they are in valuing defense (say, Raul Ibanez or Dayton Moore) must read BIS's methodology. Or any serious baseball fan who understands that there is more to defense than not committing errors or throwing out base stealers. The conclusions -broadly- are sound, although newcomers should understand that there are equally legitimate metrics out there that come to very different conclusions on individ ...more