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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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An Application of My Theory
Trying to see how shocking my time-line bias theory would look in practice
Wilbur, Mickey, and True Blue
A tale of three lefties
Shortstop from 1963 to the late 1980s
Continuing the series of articles ranking the best players at each position.
Shortstops of the 1960s
Resuming the series of articles that I left off in February.
The Great Oz(zie)
The Braves second baseman is having a torrid start. We should have seen this coming.
Pass-Catching Versatility of NFL Draft RB Prospects
Football season already??? Oh yes...
Red Hot Start
The mathematical implications of being 13-2 to start the season. I made baseball as much fun as doing your taxes!

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Max Scherzer 587.9
2 Corey Kluber 583.4
3 Justin Verlander 577.6
4 Clayton Kershaw 559.1
5 Chris Sale 552.6
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