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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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Naismith Lecture
Text of a speech I gave last week.
How Well Do You Know Your BBWAA? (2018 Version)
Our 2nd annual installment of a Bill James Online member contest
MVP Followup
Addressing side issues related to the Judge/Altuve article I posted earlier.
2017 NL Cy Young Award
Reviewing the outcome, and some thoughts on what it may (or may not) imply
Cannon Arms in 2017
Using Outfield Arm Runs Saved, John looks at 2017's most devastating outfield cannons.
Judge and Altuve
Two unequal candidates for the American League Award.
HBP tracers
Vivid memories of being struck (or striking someone) with a baseball

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Corey Kluber 599.5
2 Max Scherzer 599.4
3 Justin Verlander 586.3
4 Clayton Kershaw 580.8
5 Chris Sale 569
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