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Baseball Prospectus

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  101 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The bestselling annual baseball preview from the smartest analysts in the businessThe essential guide to the 2012 baseball season is on deck now, and whether you're a fan or fantasy player--or both--you won't be properly informed without it. "Baseball Prospectus 2012" brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critic ...more
ebook, 600 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by John Wiley & Sons (first published February 1st 2012)
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Oliver Bateman
Kudos to the new team of editors and contributors, as their witty capsule summaries and much-improved team previews made reading this volume an enjoyable experience. Although the new work was strong, it seems to me that BP is nearing a bit of a dead end: they've zeroed in on the key stats (BABIP, FIP, FRA, WARP, GB/FB, K/9, BB/9, fielding as the "great unknown") and flog them mercilessly, but the innovation found in past editions--when more statistically-minded writers were rather joyously inven ...more
Budd Bailey
It's another great year for the crew that produces this book. The team previews are excellent, and the writers know their stuff. My one complaint might be that some of the players previews are a little "odd stat driven," so that if you don't know what wins above replacement level are, you might get a little lost. There's also the usual warning; this probably is of less use to fantasy players than simply straight baseball fans. Still, I have the last several books in the annual series, and it's t ...more
Chris Witt
Team profiles are decent, but player profiles are too brief and the heavy-duty statistical analysis you expect from Baseball Prospectus is hard to find. Also seems like the humor found in previous editions is now largely absent.

Website baseballprospectus.com is still (mostly) worth a subscription, although even that is becoming a question mark for me lately - their best writers seem to be moving on to other things of late.

Regardless, this is probably the last time I purchase this annual.
Marcus
Exciting season ahead! Let's go Bucs!
Meril
New snarky contributors this year!
Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson marked it as to-read
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