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Sabermetric-Oriented Analysis of NPB?

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Sabermetric-Oriented Analysis of NPB?
Does anyone know if there is a Japanese equivalent of the books that Baseball Prospectus or Hardball Times put out each year? I am looking for some serious Sabermetric analysis of pro yakyu, but I haven't been able to find anything so far.

I have gone through some tachiyomi sessions with the books published by Data Stadium, Inc., which are the closest thing I have found, but somehow they didn't appeal to me.

Thanks in advance for any ideas or advice.
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Re: Sabermetric-Oriented Analysis of NPB?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Oct 5, 2006 10:54 PM | YBS Fan ]

Jim Allen (currently writes for the Daily Yomiuri) wrote a Guide to Japanese Baseball from 1994 to 1997 which was full of such Sabermetric analysis. I've tried to convince him a number of times to write another one. I'll try again.
Re: Sabermetric-Oriented Analysis of NPB?
[ Author: Guest: Jim Albright | Posted: Oct 6, 2006 2:10 AM ]

While I do not do an annual Sabermetric evaluation of Japanese baseball as Mr. Allen did (it was quite good, I might add), I have looked at the broader history of Japanese ball from that perspective. You can see my work here [Baseball Guru].

Jim Albright
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