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2014 Baseball Forecaster
2014 Baseball Forecaster

2014 Baseball Forecaster

And Encyclopedia of Fanalytics

By Ron Shandler, Edited by Ray Murphy, Edited by Brent Hershey, Edited by Brandon Kruse


304 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: January 2014

ISBN 9781623687502

Rights: US & CA

Triumph Books (Jan 2014)


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The definitive fantasy league foretoken

The industry's longest-running publication for baseball analysts and fantasy leaguers, the 2014Baseball 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.

Author Biography

Ron Shandler was the first baseball analyst to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy league play. His website,, won the Best Fantasy Baseball Online Content Award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in 2000, 2003, and 2004. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in 2005. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Ray Murphy is the managing director of He lives in Boston. 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.