The Bill James Handbook: Projections 2012

The Bill James Handbook 2012 includes Bill James hitter projections and the BIS pitcher projections. We offer these projections in an Excel spreadsheet (a benefit all by itself) with a few added extras.

We provide the hitter projections two ways, in alphabetical order and by positions (including DH). The hitter projections by positions show hitters on a position list if they played at that position 20 or more 2011 MLB games. If that qualifies them for multiple positions, we show them on multiple lists (without limit) with an asterisk by their name. For those players who did not appear in 20 games at any one position, we pick the list where they played most.

Likewise, we show the pitcher projections two ways, in alphabetical order and by positions (SP or RP). Unlike hitters, pitchers can be in only one position. If a pitcher has more MLB games in relief than games started, we put him on the RP tab; otherwise, he is on the SP tab.

We show positions based on games played in 2011. These positions are not predictions of where they might be playing in the MLB 2012 season.

This spreadsheet contains The Bill James Handbook 2012 projections only. We do not include any other parts of the book. To purchase a copy of The Bill James Handbook 2012, call 800-397-2282 or visit

Purchase of this spreadsheet does not include any other future spreadsheet. We sell a different spreadsheet in March as The Bill James Handbook Projections 2011 Update. The Bill James Handbook Projections 2012 Update spreadsheet goes on sale on or around March 1, 2012.

No information contained in this spreadsheet nor any part of this spreadsheet may be used, reproduced, or transmitted in any form for commercial use without permission from the publisher.