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Check out our latest feature: Starting Pitcher Rankings.  Fully available to the public and updated every day.
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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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Our Latest Articles

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Postseason Pendulums - Part 2 - The "Walk Offs"
How do postseason games end? A historical review.
Scherzer On Top
Max Scherzer sits atop Bill's World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings.
Coming Home
Thoughts on a return.
The Right Weight
Follow up research to yesterday's article.
Scherzer's Time
Is Scherzer really better than Kershaw?
We Don't Need to Abolish the Shift
Abolish the shift? Not so fast.
Why David Halberstam Committed More Errors Than Lou Brock
Seven thousand words about Halberstam’s OCTOBER 1964, the first six thousand a statistically oriented close reading, and the last thousand a...

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Max Scherzer 605.8
2 Clayton Kershaw 592.1
3 Chris Sale 572.3
4 Corey Kluber 560.5
5 Zack Greinke 533.8
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