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5.0 out of 5 stars Not as inventive as last year's, but there's no better informational tool than Baseball Prospectus., March 8, 2007
This review is from: Baseball Prospectus 2007: The Essential Guide to the 2007 Baseball Season (Paperback)
If you are interested in bettering your knowledge in sabermetrics, baseball, fantasy sports, or just as a guideline for expectations for this upcoming year, BP 07 is the 600-page, easy-to-read resource you need. The main improvements:

- Manager section

- Statistical overlay that shows BABIP for pitchers

- Much more accurate PECOTAs than year past IMO

- Top 100 Prospect List

- Wider variety of different perspectives

The bad:

- Some editing errors, but, for a 600-page book that was shipped out ASAP, not nearly as many as the review below me would have you believe. And they left out four players, only two of which (Beltre and Wickman) should be meaningful this season.

- Inexplicably no BABIP for hitters

That's the only "bad," really. There are not as many new ideas introduced in this book as in the last book; rather than new ideas, old ones have been much improved, so, depending on your perspective, it more than balances out. For such a low price, it would be foolish of you to pass up this book.
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Mar 8, 2007 12:13:51 PM PST
Again, the stats and player comments for the ommitted players can be found for free on the Baseball Prospectus web site. Just follow this link: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=247

Posted on Mar 8, 2007 5:04:18 PM PST
You do realize the fact that they missed it still counts as a negative, right? I know where they can be found because I subscribe, but that doesn't mean it's excusable. Get off the nuts.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2007 1:08:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2007 1:09:03 PM PST
Anonymous says:
How about the incorrect ages? Where is that corrected? How would most buyers know to look on the web for corrections? Honestly, I think they seriously need to review their editing.

Posted on Mar 9, 2007 1:34:34 PM PST
I don't think not having BABIP for hitters is "inexplicable," as the data is pretty useless--unlike pitchers, hitters have much more control over their BABIP, so there isn't much that can be extrapolated from hitter BABIP...for example, a player who hits for contact with speed, like Ichiro, will have a consistently elevated BABIP, and that tells you nothing about whether the player got lucky, as it does for pitchers.
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