For six years, my baseball season has started with the arrival of this book.
This refrence book is part of what's known as the sabrmetrics, or statistical analysis, movement in baseball today, particularily the pro game.
The stats and projections are also good, but what this book does best is give you information on players you didn't know before.
As I pointed out in my Amazon review of Canseco's "Juiced," the BP makes for much better bathroom reading. Read morePublished on July 15, 2005 by Jaime Martinez
Because I could find the Baseball America Handbook and having seen one of my classmates with it, I decided to acquire it. Read morePublished on June 21, 2005 by Sojourner
The Baseball Prospectus covers most major league players, complete with comments and their own type of statistics, emphasizing categories like on-base percentage and slugging... Read morePublished on April 17, 2005 by R.J.
For the past few years, the arrival of Baseball Prospectus marks the beginning of a fresh season for me. Read morePublished on March 31, 2005 by Smartball
Baseball Prospectus, with its PECOTA system, has the most valuable projections of all the annuals that appear. Read morePublished on March 22, 2005 by Gerald Tishlub
Cut away all the statistics, and you've got the best-written, most informative baseball book on the planet. Read morePublished on March 3, 2005 by John R. Mayne
This book is a must if you want to be able to hold an intelligent conversation with someone about baseball. Read morePublished on March 1, 2005 by Joe