- Series: Baseball America Prospect Handbook
- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Baseball America (February 11, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932391193
- ISBN-13: 978-1932391190
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,332,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Baseball America 2008 Prospect Handbook: The Comprehensive Guide to Rising Stars from the Definitive Source on Prospects (Baseball America Prospect Handbook) Paperback – February 11, 2008
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Of course, the book isn't perfect. The writing isn't always easy to read. The analytical skills of the writers are also questionable. The rankings still reflect traditional scouting biases and may overemphasize player size, fastball velocity among pitchers, and speed/athleticism among hitters. Just last year, they ranked Daniel Bard ahead of 2007 AL Rookie of the Year Dustin Pedroia. There are plenty of similar rankings in this book, where Drew Stubbs is still portrayed as a top-five prospect within his organization.
But the rankings are really a small part of this work, and there is just an amazing amount of information in this book. Buy this book and learn about the history, strength, and weaknesses of over 900 young baseball players that the average fan has never heard of.
Its a real shame that Baseball America does not write a Major League book like it.
The book goes into detail of the ball player. It is a book I use all summer long. At the trading dead line in MLB I often refer to it.
The book features detailed writeups on the top 30 prospects from every organization, in addition to great depth chart features. My favorite is the "Future Starting Lineups" feature for every team; it's an easy way to identify the likely major leaguers of the future.
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This is the first year I had bought this book, and I will buy it every year from know on. For someone who loves to follow the minor leagues this is a must own. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by Jeff Green
This is the first time I've used BA's Prospect book, and I'm quite happy with it. I've used Baseball Prospectus' Annual often, and suspect that, if used in conjunction, I should... Read morePublished on August 8, 2008 by Acur81
This is the quintessential resource for Prospects in Major League Baseball. This year's edition is no exception. Read morePublished on March 21, 2008 by Joe Opinion