Welcome to Bill James Online

NEW! We are excited to announce that we're beta testing a completely new stats section containing much of data that many of you have asked for (yes, that includes Career Winshares!!). Click here to access it and please be sure to send us your feedback.
As we approach Hall of Fame voting results, we'd like to point your attention in particular to two of the best reports we just added:
  • Bill’s new system called the Hall of Fame Value Standard: Hitters | Pitchers
  • Career Winshares for every player in the history of baseball: Hitters | Pitchers 
This is the "public" part of Bill James Online.   Bill James Online is a place where people pay $3 a month to discuss baseball, sports and other topics.  But there are plenty of features even if you don't subscribe.
Check out our latest feature: Starting Pitcher Rankings.  Fully available to the public and updated every day.
The subscription portion of the site looks and feels much like this part, but a) contains ten or twenty times as much information, b) also contains some other features, and c) gives you the opportunity to interact with us—to pose questions for "Hey, Bill," to post articles, to comment on articles, etc.  If you’re interested in joining us or if you have additional questions, you can use the "Contact Us" link at the top. If not, enjoy the site anyway.

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Rankings and Ratings

The NFL Power Ratings from 1/22/2019 are:



Kansas City Chiefs 108.8
New England Patriots 106.5
Baltimore Ravens 106.3
Los Angeles Chargers 105.8
Pittsburgh Steelers 105.4


New Orleans Saints 109.4
Los Angeles Rams 108.7
Chicago Bears 106.0
Seattle Seahawks 104.4
Philadelphia Eagles 102.4

Our Latest Articles

Articles marked with a padlock are only available to subscribers. To read them, join BJOL now.
Which Position Is Best in 2019 Draft?
Bryce breaks down what makes defensive line such a deep position in this year's NFL draft.
What if Jackie Robinson Had Been a Beast?
Or at least a butterfly? The butterfly effect
What If Jackie Robinson Had Been A Bust?
A Little Alternate History
Master Melvin
An article in the tradition of the Guidry/Rice article from 1978. Trying to find the appropriate value for Mel Ott.
Couple of News Items
In today's headlines
Closing the Deal
Or, maybe it should be called "What's the Deal with Closers"? Reviewing 50 years of the pitchers who have served in this volatile role.
Shoe Polish Followup
a very brief footnote to my article of March 12th

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