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Astroball

Astroball

The New Way to Win It All

  • Author: Ben Reiter
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0525576665
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article’s author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn’t even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter’s claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the critics were proved improbably, astonishingly wrong. How had Reiter predicted it so accurately? And, more important, how had the Astros pulled off the impossible? Astroball is the inside story of how a gang of outsiders went beyond the stats to find a new way to win—and not just in baseball. When new Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his top analyst, the former rocket scientist Sig Mejdal, arrived in Houston in 2011, they had already spent more than half a decade trying to understand how human instinct and expertise could be blended with hard numbers such as on-base percentage and strikeout rate to guide their decision-making. In Houston, they had free rein to remake the club. No longer would scouts, with all their subjective, hard-to-quantify opinions, be forced into opposition with the stats guys. Instead, Luhnow and Sig wanted to correct for the biases inherent in human observation, and then roll their scouts’ critical thoughts into their process. The numbers had value—but so did the gut. The strategy paid off brilliantly, and surprisingly quickly. It pointed the Astros toward key draft picks like Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman; offered a path for developing George Springer, José Altuve, and Dallas Keuchel; and showed them how veterans like Carlos Beltrán and Justin Verlander represented the last piece in the puzzle of fielding a championship team. Sitting at the nexus of sports, business, and innovation—and written with years of access to the team’s stars and executives—Astroball is the story of the next wave of thinking in baseball and beyond, at once a remarkable underdog story and a fascinating look at the cutting edge of evaluating and optimizing human potential.

Summary & Analysis of Astroball

Summary & Analysis of Astroball

The New Way to Win It All | A Guide to the Book by Ben Reiter

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  • Category: Sports & Recreation
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2NQl0qQ Just as exciting as winning the World Series, Astroball: The New Way to Win It All by Ben Reiter intrigues you as you learn about the behind the scenes process of analytics that drives so many of the decisions made in Major League Baseball clubhouses today. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookDetailed chapter-by-chapter summariesA guide to the analysts, coaches, and owners involvedThe science behind the Astro's successAn in-depth editorial reviewPersonal stories from the Astro's road to the World SeriesBackground on the author About the Original Book: For people interested in the statistical side of baseball, for baseball fans or anyone who is interested in the application of analytics for improving performance, Astroball: The New Way to Win It All by Ben Reiter provides facts, human interest bits and projections about America’s favorite sport. With plenty of background on the people making the changes to the way baseball is being developed in the 21st century to the players who are embracing these new processes, Astroball: The New Way to Win It All is easy to read while it provides a three-dimensional look at a complex operation. After extensive research and analysis of his own, Ben Reiter offers readers a clear look at the evolution of the traditional game of baseball with all the pros and cons of allowing computers to make decisions. What you read may very well surprise you as the amount of complex data that can be broken down and analyzed today is uncovered. In spite of all that information, though, there is still one important factor that can never be taken for granted: it is people who play the game. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Astroball.ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2NQl0qQ to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Summary of Ben Reiter’s Astroball by Swift Reads

Summary of Ben Reiter’s Astroball by Swift Reads

  • Author: Swift Reads
  • Publisher: Swift Reads
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Study Aids
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Astroball: The New Way to Win it All (2018) by Ben Reiter tells the dramatic story of how the Houston Astros transformed from being the worst team in professional baseball to the best. Reiter first made the bold prediction that the Astros would win a World Series in a Sports Illustrated cover story in June 2014… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Astroball Free-4-All

Astroball Free-4-All

  • Author: Robert Elmer
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • ISBN: 9780764226281
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 112
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Mir's father has pulled strings to have him named captain of the CLEO-7 AstroBall team just before the big tournament, and Mir, who knows little about the game, is tempted to cheat rather than lose. Includes facts about robots and instructions for decoding a secret message.

SUMMARY BUNDLE | Measure What Matters

SUMMARY BUNDLE | Measure What Matters

The Power of Data to Grow Your Business | Includes Summary of Measure What Matters, Summary of Loonshots, Summary of This Is Marketing, Plus TWO BONUS BOOKS!

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a collection of summaries, analyses, and reviews of the books, and NOT the original books. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not these books are for you, ZIP Reads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in about 20 minutes per book! This ZIP Reads Summary & Analysis Bundle includes: - Summary & Analysis of Measure What Matters | A Guide to the Book by John Doerr - Summary & Analysis of Loonshots | A Guide to the Book by Safi Bahcall - Summary & Analysis of This Is Marketing | A Guide to the Book by Seth Godin - Summary & Analysis of Fanatical Prospecting | A Guide to the Book by Jeb Blount - Summary & Analysis of Astroball | A Guide to the Book by Ben Reiter Each summary includes key takeaways and analysis of the original book to help you quickly absorb the author's wisdom in a distilled and easy-to-digest format. ZIP Reads' summaries mean you save time and money reading only what you need. Buy this five-book bundle and start growing your business the smart way TODAY! Measure What Matters Overview John Doerr presents an engaging, easy-to-read, and practical methodology for realizing your professional goals through OKRs, or, Objectives and Key Results in his bestselling book, Measure What Matters. Learn how to focus your business exactly where it can do the most good. Loonshots Overview In his thought-provoking book, Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall explains how the world we see around us is the culmination of crazy ideas by individuals who refused to accept the status quo and boldly chased after a greater vision. This Is Marketing Overview In his 19th bestseller, Seth Godin turns everything you think about marketing on its head, presenting a simple but novel idea: marketers exist to serve the audience they target. Fanatical Prospecting Overview Fanatical Prospecting is a brief but powerful wake-up call to any salesperson or team leader. It tackles the concept of prospecting from the perspective of a salesperson, sales manager and prospect. Jeb Blount gives excellent tips and suggests proven solutions to anyone who seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their prospecting endeavors and fill their sales pipeline indefinitely. Astroball Overview After extensive research and analysis of his own, Ben Reiter offers readers a clear look at the evolution of the traditional game of baseball with all the pros and cons of allowing computers to make decisions. What you read may very well surprise you as the amount of complex data that can be broken down and analyzed today is uncovered. In spite of all that information, though, there is still one important factor that can never be taken for granted: it is people who play the game. Each summary includes key takeaways and analysis of the original book to help you quickly absorb the author's wisdom in a distilled and easy-to-digest format. ZIP Reads' summaries mean you save time and money reading only what you need. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for the original books. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original authors in any way.

Popular Computing

Popular Computing

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  • Category: Microcomputers
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The Three-legged One

The Three-legged One

A Glossed Novel

  • Author: Giose Rimanelli
  • Publisher: Bordighera Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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Fiction. "This new novel completes what will inevitably be called the Anabasis Trilogy, and removes any doubt of Rimanelli's place in American literature"--Fred L. Gardaph, from the Introduction. "Giose Rimanelli is one of those remarkable writers who, like Joseph Conrad, have turned from their first language to English...."--Anthony Burgess, Times Literary Supplement.

Science & Technology in Japan

Science & Technology in Japan

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  • Category: Science
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Basic Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Basic Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: George S. Howard
  • Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ciencias sociales - Investigación
  • Page: 249
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Homegrown

Homegrown

How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

  • Author: Alex Speier
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe
  • ISBN: 9780062944191
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 400
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In the vein of The Cubs Way and Astroball, the captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core—the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from a rising star at the Boston Globe. The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball—indeed, one of the best teams ever—the Sox won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason, going 11-3 against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer. As Boston Globe baseball reporter Alex Speier reveals, the Sox’ success wasn’t a fluke—nor was it guaranteed. It was the result of careful, patient planning and shrewd decision-making that allowed the Boston to develop a golden generation of prospects—and then build upon that talented core to assemble a formidable champion. Speier has covered the key players—Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley, Matt Barnes, and many others—since the beginning of their professional careers, as they rose through the minor leagues and ultimately became the heart of this historic championship squad. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and years of reporting, Homegrown is the definitive look at the construction and ascendency of an extraordinary team. It is a story that offers startling insights for baseball fans of any team, and anyone looking for the secret to building a successful organization. Why do many highly touted prospects fail, while others rise out of obscurity to become transcendent? How can franchises help young players reach their full potential? And why, when teams invest tens of millions of dollars in young talent, are they so poor at providing them with a framework to thrive? Illustrated with eight pages of color photographs, Homegrown is the fascinating inside account of one of the greatest baseball teams ever, and a meditation on how to build a winner.