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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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Jack Be Durable
Some thoughts on the newest member of the Hall of Fame.
2018 Gallery of Renown - Voting Phase
Time for Bill James Online members to vote.....​
Yogi's Years
Continuing the series. This was supposed to appear this morning at sunup. Apparently I screwed up the process. Sorry. ​
Tracking the Hall of Fame Tracker
Taking an early look at the "Hall of Fame Tracker", with some history and some early observations
The Defensive Value of This Year's Free Agents
The winter meetings start next week. John takes a look at those free agents who should expect a nice pay day based on their defensive prowess.
Ranking the Greatest Catchers
Continuing the series begun yesterday.
The Top Ten Catchers of Whenever
Starting a series of articles. I promise to finish at least the first six.

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Corey Kluber 594.5
2 Max Scherzer 594.4
3 Justin Verlander 581.3
4 Clayton Kershaw 575.8
5 Chris Sale 564
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