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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for its intended audience; not so much for others, February 19, 2012
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This review is from: The Fantasy Baseball Black Book 2012 Edition (NEW 2013 Edition Now Avail on Kinlde Store! http://amzn.to/Wmf6yd (Kindle Edition)
Other reviewers have pointed out the book's virtues. It's well-done if you play the form of fantasy baseball that is adapted from fantasy football: shallow, non-keeper leagues with snake drafts from both major leagues, points for on-field accomplishments rather than category standings, head-to-head matches with lineups that need to be set each week. If you're in the intended audience, this is an honest three bucks' worth. If the author isn't exactly a master of prose, he's definitely a master of that particular brand of competition.

That said, if you play traditional rotisserie baseball, you're almost entirely ignored here (not to mention that your format of choice actually is dissed in a few places). There are a few analyses and pointers that have value even in that context, e.g., positional scarcity, but you'll have to skim over a lot of completely irrelevant material to find those rewards. For fans of the traditional and original version of fantasy baseball, who actually value that it's not just a football-based game with home runs and pitcher wins counted rather than touchdowns and field goals, this is not an especially useful book, unfortunately.
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