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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Max Scherzer 578.2
2 Chris Sale 566.5
3 Justin Verlander 562.3
4 Jacob Degrom 561.9
5 Corey Kluber 538.7
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Our Latest Articles

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Be the first to own The Bill James Handbook 2019
The Handbook is here!
2018 Defensive Runs Saved Leaders
Want to know who the league's best defenders were in 2018? Mark has the answers.
What Fans Don't Understand about Waivers
Title is self-explanatory?
.300 revisited
a look backwards, and a little bit forward​
Five Tool Players
Continuing a discussion from Twitter.
Bonus Article
Yesterday's research warmed over.
Minor League Defensive Runs Saved End-of-Season Roundup
Using minor league DRS, Alex looks at some of the game's best defensive prospects.​

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