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The New York Scout
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One month ago, Zachary Johnson and his twin brother Manny robbed a bank and stole eight million dollars. A detective named Alexi Garcia is investigating their case. They have to find a way to stop... More > her. They want to find a way to track her, so they hire a girl from her graduate school to find her. But the question is: would she break the law to make thousands of dollars?< Less
NPB Japanese Baseball Almanac: 2010
This almanac is over 250 pages of Japanese baseball stats and scouting analyses for every Japanese baseball team and player.
This almanac lists the ERA leaders, WHIP leaders, HR leaders and over 30... More > other categories of team-by-team stats for all players in the NPB Japanese baseball league.
Download samples from the almanac at japanbaseballnews.com.
About the author: Brandon Siefken has covered Japanese pro and amateur baseball since 1991. He currently provides services to a Major League Baseball team and has been quoted in The New York Times, ESPN, Bloomberg, The Japan Times, the Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook and Media Guide and other publications regarding Japanese baseball. Brandon has appeared on Will Carroll’s Baseball Prospectus radio show and is a regular writer for Bob Bavasi’s JapanBall site. Brandon has also authored several articles including "Yu Darvish: A 315 Pitch Scouting Report” and publishes a weekly newsletter called Japan Baseball News Weekly. Email delivery 10/31/10.< Less
College Baseball Recruitment: Beating the Odds
College Baseball Recruitment: Beating the Odds is a guide to getting noticed by college coaches, earning your way on to a college baseball team, and succeeding at that college level. The author's... More > first hand experience climbing the high school and college ranks is shown in this passionate, coarse, and straight forward account of how to get into college baseball. Any parent or player who has ever dreamed of playing baseball after high school and has no idea where to start in the process of recruitment should consider reading this manual. Told from the perspective of the athlete it is the first book of its kind to show the struggle of the athlete from the athlete's eyes. Other books written by scouts and coaches show the recruitment process from their angle often giving the reader minimal insight, but this book tells the story from all angles; the eyes of the player, the eyes of the coach, and the eyes of the scout.< Less
Dugout Wisdom: Life Lessons From Baseball
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In Dugout Wisdom: Life Lessons From Baseball, author Dan Migala finds the heart in baseball, collecting and sharing words of wisdom from 55 greats of the game. These first person accounts of... More > baseball’s pivotal life moments feature noted players such as Sparky Anderson, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew, Whitey Ford, Goose Gossage, Monte Irvin, Kirby Puckett, Nolan Ryan, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo and Mike Schmidt.
These stories transcend baseball; stories that players, fans and people of all ages can relate to, sympathize with, and learn from.
Portions of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum’s education program.
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Yu Darvish: A Pitch-by-Pitch Scouting Report
Yu Darvish is one of the most talented pitchers in the world. Currently he is dominating Japanese batters. But stats alone do not tell you what kind of pitcher Darvish is, or how he reacts in given... More > situations. This report is aimed at painting a clearer picture at what kind of pitcher Darvish is through plotting his pitches. The material in this report is based on pitch-plotting data, which is compiled using a special tool developed that projects a 3D strike zone on a computer screen. For this report, three games (315 pitches) were logged. The three games were chosen at random, with no preference given to great or poor performances. Categories for the pitch data were split into batter (left or right-handed), count, result, velocity and location. One circle indicates one pitch on the graphs, with the view being from the pitcher’s mound. The author is a Major League Baseball scout who has scouted Japanese baseball since 1991.< Less