Hardball Times Annual 2017 (Volume 13)

Hardball Times Annual 2017 (Volume 13)

Hardball Times Annual 2017 (Volume 13)

The Hardball Times Annual 2017 is the ultimate baseball annual...the "MVP of baseball annuals." Now in its 13th year, this year's edition contains nearly 30 articles from some of the best-known writers in baseball today, such as...

  • Jeff Sullivan
  • Eno Sarris
  • Mike Petriello
  • Rob Arthur
  • Emma Baccellieri
  • Corinne Landrey
  • Carson Cistulli
  • Sara Novic
  • August Fagerstrom
  • Joon Lee
...and many other great writers. Topics include complete coverage of the 2016 season, including the games/series that swung the balance of each division, unique takes on baseball history and cutting-edge sabermetric analysis.

When you read The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2017, you'll discover:

  • A new defensive metric, debuting within these pages
  • Why pitch framing was doomed from the start
  • Why baseball mud is chaos
  • The widely-forgotten trophy known as The Sultan of Swat Award or Babe Ruth Crown
  • Scott Boras’ claims in The Arm are all bark and no bite
  • The effect of the marine layer on fly balls
  • How much Hope & Faith there is in MLB
  • Analysis of catcher arm strength using previously unreleased Statcast data
  • The 1957 Kansas City Athletics, one of the most unique teams in history
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