The Fantasy Baseball Process 2022 Edition is Now Available

After just updating the appendix last year, The Process has been fully updated for next season and is available in digital (full and appendix) and print versions.

Some of the new highlights from the book are:

  • A foreword by the great Phil Dussault, fresh off his amazing 2021 season, as well as our unique analysis of Phil’s strategies.

  • Among other things, there are new sections describing the in-season spreadsheet tools we use to co-manage teams, updates to the in-season tools we use, an eye-opening study about the accuracy of two-start pitcher schedules, and a new section about how to attempt to make serious money playing fantasy baseball. For example, we updated the who and how Saves are being accumulated.

  • An updated appendix for various leagues’ standings, 2021 standings gains points (SGP), 2022 Steamer projections, projected handedness splits, and others. We’ve added a new appendix that lists players you might expect to exceed projections based on certain “projection altering” characteristics like pitch mix and sprint speed changes.

Some of the other highlights from the book are:

  • Detailed analysis of how to use industry projections and when they should be modified.
  • How to use valuation systems to turn projections into rankings and dollar values.
  • Take advantage of industry biases and norms to pull as much value out of a draft and auction.
  • Groundbreaking studies on when breakouts happen, how past performance predicts future success, when valuable free agents appear, behavioral analysis of the best NFBC teams, all analyzed and presented so owners can take advantage of this information.
  • Pages of hints and secrets to accumulate standing gains during the season.
  • Discussion of specific in-season tools utilized by the authors
  • Rookie variance study looking at the accuracy of rookie versus non-rookie projections
  • Comparison of the SGP and z-score valuations system that highlights the differences between the two systems for both hitters and pitchers
  • Study comparing the cost to acquire closers and comparable starters via FAAB
  • Study on the extent to which previous fantasy productions levels indicate future success
  • Weekly valuation study analyzing the benefits of valuing players on a weekly basis instead of only on an annual basis
  • In addition, we have reread, revisited, and reconsidered the entire book. This led to streamlining sections, adding clarification, and rewording confusing explanations.

Just a reminder there are three versions of the book (print and the two digital ones, full and appendix). I’ll just end with some kind words from Phil Dussault.

Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won four FSWA Awards including on for his Mining the News series. He's won Tout Wars three times, LABR once, and got his first NFBC Main Event win in 2021. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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9 months ago

I am placing my order on (glad it’s available in Canada!) for your book, Jeff. Looks like a great offseason read.

9 months ago
Reply to  lesmash

Used this book for the first time last year…ended up placing 1st, 1st and 3rd in my 3 leagues (H2H points weekly, H2H Roto – daily and weekly). Just so useful and interesting. For me it was the translation of projections to auction values to help identify tiers (I dont even play in an auction league). The process allows you to develop value based strategies, and the insights presented are done so accessibly. Highly recommended!