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Bill James answers  questions

Bill James answers questions for the readers of the Freakonomics blog

For the Brewers Tie In
Ninety-five percent scouts, five percent stats. The thing is that — with the exception of a very few players like Ryan Braun — college players are so far away from the major leagues that even the best of them will have to improve tremendously in order to survive as major league players — thus, the knowledge of who will improve is vastly more important than the knowledge of who is good.
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