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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:26 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:I only know this book exists because each year it gets hyped here but I never look into it. I just bought it through Amazon and am intrigued.

At what point does it become useless? Midseason? Next October? Beyond?


Actually, the Forecaster is quite useful all season long - the statistical breakdowns are so good, it's very useful when you're evaluating players you might want to pick up on waivers or when evaluating whether to make a trade or not. It has so many more tools to use when comparing players against each other. Like the other guy said, I don't even think of throwing it out until I get a new one...
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Y`s Guy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:27 am

Just arrived in the mail yesterday. It should have come with a magnifying glass and a headlamp. :-b


I now have to buck up on all the abbrevaited stat cats and dive in. So far it very very intriguing.
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby The Mighty Trow » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:21 pm

Agreed. Great tool for evaluating roster moves all season long. Gotta treat it like a textbook/workbook though. It can be intimidating to people who dislike pages of numbers. The writing should quickly vanish that.
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Captain Furtah » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:04 pm

Finally got my copy last night. Pretty good stuff. I've been sceptical to dive into all the detailed sabermetric and fanalytic stats, but I'm only ~20 pages in and I see where they are important predictors of the real rotiserre categories. I still think there are some 'assumptions' made that don't quite make sense, but overall a great read and I expect it will make me an even better fantasy owner (If you've played or plan to play in a league with me, I'm sure your not excited to hear this..haha).

Also, his Mayberry method is similar to what I've always done (with much more detail). I've always looked at players in terms of range, not projections.

Anyway, I bought the book because of the great reviews here at the cafe, and I'm not disappointed. Thanks everyone!
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby HipHipJorge » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:32 am

Is this book good for H 2 H scoring; or is more important for roto?
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby zepfan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:35 am

It's not really geared towards either one. It's more about giving you underlying stats that aren't used as traditional roto categories. You use stats like contact rates and goundball/flyball ratios (and a lot of others) to decide whether or not you think certain players are likely to repeat in the standard categories like BA, HR, ERA, etc.

It helps you no matter what your league is. ;-D
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby HipHipJorge » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:08 am

Thanks Zep. Bought it just now b/c of what you said. Now, if I do not win a championship it is your fault. :-]
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby zepfan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:04 pm

Well I can't guarantee a championship but if the others in your league don't use it, you've definitely got a leg up.

Anyway, I think it's a good next step to improve your game. It keeps in mind that a lot of people are using it for the first time so it actually explains how to use book, too. Like I said I can't guarantee anything but I bet it ends up being a staple among your fantasy baseball resources after this year. ;-D
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby Captain Furtah » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:15 pm

Hey, I purchased the book, but I thought you got a download from Basebal HQ with your purchase (projections or something). Do youknow how I get that?
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Re: FORECASTER 2010

Postby BigKahuna83 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:29 pm

Captain Furtah wrote:Hey, I purchased the book, but I thought you got a download from Basebal HQ with your purchase (projections or something). Do youknow how I get that?


if you bought it from Baseball HQ you should get an email later with the downloads. email customer support and they will be able to assisit you
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