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Best BP yet
on March 10, 2003
Baseball Prospectus just keeps getting better and better.
For those of you who don't know BP, it started out as a small publication doing annual analysis of baseball. Over the last decade or so, its popularity has rocketed, providing a better annual every year and a popular baseball websites (baseballprospectus.com). Each year, the annual contains an essay on each team, several essays on baseball topics in general, analysis of and performance projections for every major league player and every prospect and a top 50 prospects list.
I was concerned about BP2003. Some of the staff have changed, a number of new tools are introduced and the website has become the primary focal point of their publication. I needn't have worried. BP2003 is the usual grand mix of irreverance, hard-hitting analysis and forecasting that we've come to expect. The new PECOTA system not only projects future performance but contains probabilites that a player will have a breakout year or collapse completely.
BP is the first book I grab off the shelf when I see a player for the first time or want to analyze a trade or read about some cool prospect. It's definitely worth buying.