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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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2017 NL Cy Young Award
(11/19/2017)
Reviewing the outcome, and some thoughts on what it may (or may not) imply
 
Cannon Arms in 2017
(11/17/2017)
Using Outfield Arm Runs Saved, John looks at 2017's most devastating outfield cannons.
 
Judge and Altuve
(11/17/2017)
Two unequal candidates for the American League Award.
 
HBP tracers
(11/15/2017)
Vivid memories of being struck (or striking someone) with a baseball
 
Strong and Weak Classes of MVP Candidates
(11/13/2017)
How do the MVP candidates of 2017 compare to other years?
 
2018 Bill James Handbook: Injury Information
(11/13/2017)
New for 2018, the Bill James Handbook now includes three years of injury data from Baseball Info Solutions!
 
Rising Stars, Falling Stars
(11/6/2017)
A position-by-position review of young players through history
 


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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:
11/19/2017

Rank Name Score
1 Corey Kluber 600.3
2 Max Scherzer 600.1
3 Justin Verlander 587.1
4 Clayton Kershaw 581.6
5 Chris Sale 569.8
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