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In Memoriam

Long-time BJOL poster Bob Gregory passed away recently.  Bob was a frequent contributor to the Reader Posts section of Bill James Online, known for his deep understanding of 19th century baseball, his wit and his warmth.  Bob organized a regular feature of our Reader Posts, an alternative to the Hall of Fame called the Gallery of Renown, in which BJOL readers voted on their favorite players each "year."

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The Best and Worst Defensive Teams So Far
The title says it all. John looks at the early defensive returns for the league's best and worst.
Aging Patterns
Aging in Baseball Studies
The Hall of Super-Stars
“An impressive person: Rick is a hoss because he won the championships.”—from Onlineslangdictionary.com​
Xavier University Business School Speech
Just getting it on the record.
Luke Appling and Kirby
Not every player in every season does what you would expect him to do. . .
Shifts Happen
It's early but shifts are up. John looks at which teams are shifting the most.
Boston University Speech
Just putting a speech on record.

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 577.9
2 Max Scherzer 562.2
3 Chris Sale 544.6
4 Corey Kluber 543
5 Madison Bumgarner 541.5
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