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

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Who Were the Overachieving & Underachieving Hitters in 2018?
Can Defense-Independent Batting Statistics tell us who overachieved and underachieved in 2018? YES!
Bob Smith
2019 SABR Analytics Conference Recap
Alex runs down some of the highlights from 2019's SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix.
Tracing the Tracer-master
another hole poked in another baseball anecdote​
A most impressive league
Applying a little retrospective vision to the NL of the 1960s
The Bit-Too-Soon 2010's All-Decade Team
Because, why wait until the decade is over? Also, I celebrate a milestone.
Running on Bryce Harper's Arm
A lot has been made about Bryce Harper's defense. Mark zeroes in on Harper's outfield arm.

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