• The Fielding Bible by John Dewan

    Posted by on February 26th, 2006 · Comments (2)

    FYI, you might enjoy the review of The Fielding Bible that I just did for NetShrine.com. Click here to read it.

    It was a very good book. From a Yankees fan angle, I found the following quick hits interesting:

    * The 2005 Yankees team outfield play was by far the worst in the major leagues.

    * The Yankees keystone combination last year of Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter, and the Rangers duo of Alfonso Soriano and Michael Young, were the worst in the majors – with the leather.

    * From 2003 through 2005, base runners have taken advantage of Carlos Beltran’s throwing arm more often than Johnny Damon’s arm – and this was especially true in 2005.

    * Last year, no third baseman in baseball was worse at fielding bunts than Alex Rodriguez.

    I expect to be sharing more data from this book in the coming weeks.

    Comments on The Fielding Bible by John Dewan

    1. jonm
      February 26th, 2006 | 8:46 pm

      Great review, Steve. I have to pick it up now. By the way, I seem to recall that there is another worthwhile fielding book coming out this year. Do you remember who is putting it out?

    2. February 26th, 2006 | 10:14 pm

      Not that I can recall.

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