February 26, 2006
The Fielding Bible by John Dewan
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.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at February 26, 2006 10:46 AM
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?
Not that I can recall.
Posted by: Steve Lombardi at February 26, 2006 10:14 PM