The book is a great tool for those involved with fantasy baseball, as well as an excellent resource for those who are really into baseball numbers, stats and projections. We talk about the issue of noise in gathering accurate information about players, as well as numerous other topics, including what happens when Ron has to write an unfavorable projection about his favorite players.
While the book is made up of statistics and projections that will have to wait until the end of the season to be judged, there are some great articles in the book that will open your eyes to the fog makes projecting performance difficult.
The piece on “noise” is worth the price of admission — as is the section on injuries. Both bring to the light the many factors that go into the injury problem, affectionately referred to by Shandler as “the bane of our existance.” I won’t give the goodies away – but it will make you think about things differently when you read the sports section the next morning.
As a non-fantasy leaguer, I got a ton out of this book, and it will occupy a prominent piece of real estate on my shelf this season. I think you’ll find that if you pick up a copy, it’ll do the same.
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