Learn the secrets to projecting baseball player performance and dominate your fantasy league!
In Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance, FanGraphs expert Mike Podhorzer takes you on a journey through the process of projecting baseball player performance. As he walks you through an assortment of both basic and advanced metrics, citing various pieces of relevant research along the way, you will learn the whats, whys and hows of each statistic.
After becoming an expert on analyzing the statistics and metrics used in forecasting, you will discover how to use those newly acquired skills. A complete step-by-step tutorial on developing an Excel spreadsheet to perform the calculations follows, as well as examples of the forecasting process in action as Mike guides you through a hitter and pitcher projection.
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"Comprehensive discussion of the metrics that feed the forecasting process, plus a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own spreadsheet projections. Great springboard to calculate your own expectations for the coming season." - Ron Shandler, BaseballHQ
"This book gives a very good explanation of what factors to consider when trying to project various stats. It is concise, which is good...but also tells you where to look if you want more details on a particular subject. The explanation of how to set this all up in Excel is also very helpful, especially for tech-challenged people like me." - Larry Schechter, six-time Tout Wars champion
"This is every fantasy baseball nerds dream, and if you have ever considered putting together your own projections, this book is a must own on your road to becoming a fantasy baseball guru. The step-by-step excel walkthrough is worth the price of the book alone, as Mike will show you how to link all the cells together, take past production into account when evaluating future stats, and accurately decide just how good each player will be in the season ahead. With little to no excel or forecasting experience, you can become a fantasy baseball expert and dominate your fantasy baseball league next season." - Kyle Johnson, Fantasy Team Advice
"Projecting X is a quick and easy read, and if you’re a spreadsheet nerd like me you’ll particularly enjoy creating sheets using Podhorzer’s formulae, then punching in numbers to get projections...Whether you’re into fantasy baseball or just enjoy creating projections, your money will be well spent if you download a copy of Mike Podhorzer’s Projecting X: How To Forecast Baseball Player Performance." - Mike Lynch, Seamheads
"At $9.99, the book is a complete steal. Ultimately, Podhorzer does an amazing job of not only taking advanced stats and articulating them so a simpleton like me can understand, but also making it enjoyable to learn about those advanced stats." - Ian Cumming, The Fake Baseball
"In an era when everyone is privy to the same projections spread across the web, having your own unique, well-reasoned, proprietary set of numbers can make all the difference. If you’ve ever wanted to take the leap and dive headfirst into advanced baseball statistics to win your fantasy league, Projecting X is a good place to start." - Bryan Curley, BaseballProfessor