I have purchased the BA Prospect Handbook for years and enjoy reading about the developing young players in baseball. Most fans know about the prospects in their team's farm system, but the handbook gives you great insight into the prospects in other farm systems. This is great whenever a trade is made and you have no idea who your team just got. Of course it will be years before you know whether or not the trade was a good one, but half the fun of baseball is dreaming about the future.
This is a very informative book if you want to learn about the next batch of players likely to arrive in the majors over the next several years. Every team is reviewed and ranked based on their farm system. Each team’s number one prospect gets a full page dedicated to them as well as scout ratings in key offensive and defensive areas. The other 29 top prospects for each team have a paragraph and an overall rating.
This book is an annual must have for all hardcore baseball fans. It ranks, quantifies, and describes every prospect in baseball. Plus they have awesome features like projected future lineups for each team, and grades recent drafts. I cannot think of anything this book lacks for prospect junkies.
i have been buying this book every year of publication and really enjoy the coverage. anybody who wants to know more about the prospects will want this book. when paired with "the minor league baseball analyst", another quality publication available through amazon, you will have the best possible coverage of prospects.