2018 Bill James Handbook Cubs projections

The Cubs are headed for another good year, say these projections.

Each year, the baseball handbook that bears the name of the father of sabermetrics, Bill James, has a wealth of baseball information that comes out just at the right time, the beginning of the offseason, a worthy tome to peruse all winter.

In addition to career statistics for every active major-league player, the book has articles by James and others on various baseball topics, including one by James himself that he terms “the longest essay in the 30-year history of this book” on the Hall of Fame and who might be headed that way in future years, based on how previous inductees have fared.

The Fielding Bible Awards, which I wrote about here earlier this week, are presented in detail. Javier Baez won the “multi-position player” award for the second straight year and here’s what the Handbook says about Javy:

Baez possesses arm strength that is above average when he plays on the left side of the diamond, and becomes downright ridiculous when he is playing at second base. Baez believes he can make every throw on the diamond, and the vast majority of the time he is correct. Whether …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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