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by Ron Shandler

Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster 2006


2006 marks the second year I have bought Ron Shandler's Baseball Forecaster, but the book is in its 20th year of publication. The Baseball Forecaster series of books is an excellent resource for serious fantasy baseball players. Shandler uses what he calls "fanalytics", a combination of traditional fantasy baseball stats along with his team's sabremetric approach to stats. Shandler and his team have a very good track record of success in expert fantasy baseball leagues over the past few years, and it doesn't hurt that he has become an advisor to my favorite baseball team. I have looked through Shandler's methods and I like the fact that he is very candid about how his predictions work. This book looks like it will be a yearly staple along with Baseball Prospectus as I gear up for Spring Training. Two other Shandler books you might also consider are The Graphical Pitcher 2006 and The Fielding Bible 2006. 254 pp.

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