The Fielding Bible—Volume III is a thorough compilation of the latest breakthroughs in defensive analytics from Baseball Info Solutions. With information previously exclusive to major league teams, Volume III is 100% new material that builds on the well received Volumes I and II. Included are comprehensive defensive evaluations, a study on the effectiveness of the "Ted Williams shift", the new Timer Plus/Minus system, and updated Defensive Runs Saved numbers that estimate the value of each fielder in Major League Baseball.
The Fielding Bible—Volume III will include:
- Defensive Runs Saved— the most comprehensive defensive evaluations are back and better than ever, with significant enhancements to the eight-component system first introduced in Volume II.
- Timer Plus/Minus—the revolutionary Plus/Minus system, which measures each fielder’s ability to turn batted balls into outs, gets a facelift to incorporate the brand new battedball timer information, creating the most objective fielding evaluations ever.
- Good Play/Misplay Runs Saved—turns Bill James’ in-depth Good Fielding Plays and Defensive Misplays system into a new component of Defensive Runs Saved, adding previously-unrecorded aspects of defense like scooped throws and pitch blocks.
- Total Runs—adding Pitching Runs Created to offensive, defensive, and baserunning ratings to combine every aspect of the game into one tell-all number for every player
- The latest essay from Bill James on defense.
- Defensive scouting reports and player commentaries on every regular and semi-regular position player in baseball.
- New studies on crucial aspects of fielding, including defensive positioning, the "Ted Williams shift", bunts, double plays, outfielder arms and catcher defense.
JOHN DEWAN has consistently broken new ground in the area of sports statistical
analysis, first as one of the founders and former CEO of STATS, Inc. and now as the owner
of Baseball Info Solutions. He is also currently the co-publisher of ACTA Publications.
BEN JEDLOVEC is a Research Analyst for Baseball Info
Solutions, where he works with the BIS team on the cutting
edge of the baseball analytics industry.
BASEBALL INFO SOLUTIONS (BIS) is an innovator
in the collection, interpretation, commercialization and
dissemination of in-depth baseball statistics.
THE FIELDING BIBLE—VOLUME III
Coming in March in Time for Opening Day
JOHN DEWAN, Ben Jedlovec and BASEBALL INFO SOLUTIONS