Looking For a Holiday Gift?

Good news, I’m proud to announce that the 2011 issue of the Graphical Player is now available for purchase. I’ve been working with Heater Magazine for a few years now, a great resource for fantasy players, and every year Heater publishes a yearly fantasy annual. I’ve written the Dodger player captions, of course, but each team is represented by top bloggers from around the country.

Through working with Heater, I’ve been lucky enough to write a weekly fantasy article at Baseball Prospectus, and the combination helped me get to the finals in each of my two main fantasy leagues this year. The Graphical Player book is full of the same stats and graphs you can see in my latest BP article, and it’s a must-have for anyone looking to gain a fantasy edge. As a bonus, here’s an 18-page sample from the new GP book.

If this all sounds interesting, here’s the link to order. The book sold out last year, so act quickly. A rundown of what you can expect in the GP2011:

Graphical Player includes dashboards for over 1,050 ballplayers from both the majors and the minors, chosen expressly for their interest to fantasy leaguers. Featuring analysis from 24 of the web’s savviest baseball writers, Graphical Player is now bigger and better than ever. Key features include:

  • NEW FOR 2011 Ownership figures for online leagues
  • NEW FOR 2011 New metrics such as RS% and RBI% for hitters and Lead and Disaster Starts for pitchers
  • NEW FOR 2011 A mega “Draft Pack” section for easy drafting
  • NEW FOR 2011 A table comparing each player to his competition at his position
  • NEW FOR 2011 Four years of factors for Scoresheet Baseball
  • Projected and historical dollar values for single and mixed Roto leagues, as well as tallies for point-based leagues
  • Support for a variety of fantasy categories, including Caught Stealing, Complete Games, Blown Saves, Holds, Quality Starts, and more
  • A unique mini-browser showing five players with similar projections at the same position
  • Profiles of more than 100 top prospects, with independent rankings from three experts
  • Full player stats by team for 2010
  • Four years of career stats for each player, including splits
  • Minor-league stats down to Single-A for each player for 2010