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Kyle Boddy

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Kyle Boddy is an American baseball pitching trainer and consultant. He is the founder and owner of baseball performance training system Driveline Baseball, which uses a sabermetric approach to increase pitching velocity and improve conditioning.
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Super Crunchers
Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart
Ian Ayres - Aug 26, 2008
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Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted?Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new book, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and ...
Kyle Boddy
Nov 09, 2020
To grasp where baseball scouting and player development is going, converting your brain from deterministic (X causes Y) to probabilistic thinking (X implies Y some Z% of the time) is the first step. Here are the two books that helped me make the leap.     source
The Theory of Poker
A Professional Poker Player Teaches You How To Think Like One
David Sklansky - Jul 01, 1999 (first published in 1983)
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Discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold 'em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of decept...
Kyle Boddy
Nov 09, 2020
To grasp where baseball scouting and player development is going, converting your brain from deterministic (X causes Y) to probabilistic thinking (X implies Y some Z% of the time) is the first step. Here are the two books that helped me make the leap.     source
Future Value
The Battle for Baseball's Soul and How Teams Will Find the Next Superstar
Eric Longenhagen - Apr 14, 2020
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How to watch baseball and see the future...
Kyle Boddy
Aug 17, 2020
Someone asked me about books to read on baseball player development and scouting - this is a great place to start. Would start with these three in order: The MVP Machine Future Value The Only Rule is it Has to Work Then YOU MUST watch: The Battered Bastards of Baseball     source
The MVP Machine
How Baseball's New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players
Ben Lindbergh - Jun 04, 2019
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Move over, Moneyball -- a cutting-edge look at major league baseball's next revolution: the high-tech quest to build better players. As bestselling authors Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik reveal in The MVP Machine, the Moneyball era is over. Fifteen years after Michael Lewis brought the Oakland Athletics' groundbreaking team-building strategies to...
Kyle Boddy
Aug 17, 2020
Someone asked me about books to read on baseball player development and scouting - this is a great place to start. Would start with these three in order: The MVP Machine Future Value The Only Rule is it Has to Work Then YOU MUST watch: The Battered Bastards of Baseball     source
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The Only Rule Is It Has to Work
Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team [Includes a New Afterword]
Ben Lindbergh - May 30, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team?It’s the ultimate in fantasy baseball: You get to pick the roster, set the lineup, and decide on strategies -- with real players, in a real ballpark, in a real playoff race. That’s what baseball analysts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller got to do when ...
Kyle Boddy
Aug 17, 2020
Someone asked me about books to read on baseball player development and scouting - this is a great place to start. Would start with these three in order: The MVP Machine Future Value The Only Rule is it Has to Work Then YOU MUST watch: The Battered Bastards of Baseball     source
Ball Four
The Final Pitch
Jim Bouton - Apr 01, 2014 (first published in 1970)
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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with a new prologue by Jim Bouton When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to ...
Kyle Boddy
Jul 11, 2019
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." — Jim Bouton If you haven't read Ball Four, well, you really need to. Best baseball book ever written. Yes, that includes Lords of the Realm.     source