Mike Podhorzer


Mike Podhorzer never dreamed that he would someday publish a book, whether physical or electronic. It all started in the late 1990s when he picked up a free copy of Ron Shandler’s Baseball Forecaster at a sports card show. After reading the annual publication from cover to cover, Mike would never look at baseball statistics the same way again.

Having been completely immersed in the exciting world of fantasy baseball, he began forecasting baseball player performance and producing projections of his own, and has been doing so ever since. Following years of spreadsheets and calculations, he finally made the epic decision to share his process with the world.

Mike currently writes for the statistics and analysis website FanGraphs and competes in the Tout Wars and LABR fantasy baseball expert leagues. In 2014, he was named a finalist by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association for the Baseball Writer of the Year award. Aside from his passion for number crunching, he also enjoys traveling, taking photos during those travels, attending concerts and comedy shows, and munching on falafel sandwiches. View his photos for sale at Pod’s Pics. Mike resides in Hoboken, NJ.

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Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
FanGraphs expert Mike Podhorzer takes you on a journey through the process of projecting baseball player performance, teaching you the whats, whys and hows of both basic and advanced statistics. You will then discover how to use those newly acquired skills. A complete step-by-step tutorial on developing an Excel spreadsheet to perform the calculations follows.

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