Ron Shandler's 2021 Baseball Forecaster

Ron Shandler's 2021 Baseball Forecaster


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The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster, published annually since 1986, is the first book to approach prognostication by breaking performance down into its component parts. Rather than predicting batting average, for instance, this resource looks at the elements of skill that make up any given batter's ability to distinguish between balls and strikes, his propensity to make contact with the ball, and what happens when he makes contact—reverse engineering those skills back into batting average. The result is an unparalleled forecast of baseball abilities and trends for the upcoming season and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629378428
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 01/19/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 18,207
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brent Hershey is the managing editor of He was honored in 2009 by the Fantasy Sports Writer Association for the Best Fantasy Baseball Article in a Print Publication. He lives in Philadelphia. Brandon Kruse has contributed to since 2005, is a Twins fan pinning his hopes on the futures of Buxton and Sano, and lives in the Minneapolis area with his wife and two kids. Ray Murphy is the managing director of He lives in Boston. Ron Shandler was the first baseball analyst to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play.

Table of Contents

Time 1

Encyclopedia of Fanalytics 17

Fundamentals 18

Batters 29

Pitchers 38

Prospects 50

Gaming 54

Research Abstracts 69

Major Leagues

Batters 83

Pitchers 151

Injuries 217


Top 50 Impact Prospects for 2021 237

Top Players from East Asia 241

Leaderboards 243

Draft Guides 255

Blatant Advertisements for Other Products 262

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