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Postby Swinger » Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:11 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
DK wrote:Are you serious? 20 some-odd posts about baseball reference and nobody has mentioned The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract?

Well, yeah. That's a good one. :-b


You will be labeled a stat geek if you did :-o


Billy Beane is a stat geek.
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Postby swarmee » Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:23 pm

ny_yankers_2000 wrote:The USA today projection engine only does projections before the draft. I am pretty sure this guy at http://www.fantasybaseballstrategy.com is saying his program lets you enter in what players are actually going for at the draft and it adjusts all the dollar values of the remaining players on the fly.

Yeah, it's not that hard to write software to calculate draft inflation. I did it based on my keeper league last year and our inflation before the draft was about 30%. So although Vlad was supposed to go for about $45 in the magazines, the buyer in our league paid $53 for him. So once you calculate inflation on the fly, you can bid up players above their list values. Usually the John Benson has an inflation article about how to accurately calculate it before and during the draft.
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Postby DK » Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:42 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
DK wrote:Are you serious? 20 some-odd posts about baseball reference and nobody has mentioned The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract?

Well, yeah. That's a good one. :-b


You will be labeled a stat geek if you did :-o


Still a good book. B-)
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Postby fbbgeek » Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:34 pm

I just bought the Fantasy Baseball Strategy Book on the internet. The table of contents looks pretty impressive. I'll let you know after I get it. ;-D
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