About three weeks ago, I provided a tease/sneak peek regarding “The Fielding Bible — Volume II” (from John Dewan/Baseball Info Solutions/Acta Sports). And, here’s some more information regarding this book.
Three years ago, I shared that I was a raving fan of the first edition of “The Fielding Bible.” And, after having a chance to review “The Fielding Bible — Volume II,” I’m even more of a fan of this book.
In addtion to all the wonderful statistics and analysis that one would expect to find in “The Fielding Bible — Volume II” – based on what was provided in the first book – now there’s even more goodies therein.
The new “stuff” includes, but is not limited to, Defensive Runs Saved for players over the last three years, Total Runs for each player (meaning the combination of Runs Created, Baserunning Runs, and Defensive Runs Saved) in 2008, Bill James’ Misplays/Good Plays leaders for 2008, Analysis of Defensive Positioning, and Bill James’ Universal Fielding Percentage.
And, of course, “The Fielding Bible — Volume II” also provides Plus/Minus Leaders and Trailers, The Fielding Bible Awards, Defensive Scouting Reports and a bunch of thought-provoking essays/studies centering on the analysis of baseball defensive play – just as the first volume gave us.
Needless to say, I highly recommend “The Fielding Bible — Volume II.” It’s a must for the thinking baseball fan and an essential component for any creditable baseball library.
Over the next few days or so, I will be sharing some information from this new book that will interest Yankees fans. Stay tuned for more on that.