deerayfan072 wrote: Koby Schellenger wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:And if i wanted to pay, what gives u the best bang for your buck?
I'd say BaseballProspectus. It's 39.95/year (22 dollars cheaper than BA) and you also get top notch major league analysis and projections.
On the minor league side, BP will give you must less breadth but much more depth in their work. There is only one writer, but he's very very good.
If you want something that provides more coverage of strictly non-major league baseball, then go with BaseballAmerica and find your MLB stuff from another source.
So prospectus will give me both Minor and Major league stuff, but less in amount of minor, but more in depth with the players it covers?
A good example of a typical BP piece can be found http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... cleid=5414
This is one of the pieces they periodically make available in full for free. It will generally have paragraphs about players that includes both statistical analysis and traditional scouting jargon.
BP's coverage of the major leagues is the same. There will be plenty of hard core math studies and plenty of player profiles, just as in the minor league coverage. BP features PECOTA which is a sophisticated projection system that is one of the best available systems.
If you want quick coverage of non-major league baseball that has a wide scope go with BaseballAmerica at $62.
But if you want more indepth but smaller range of coverage with top notch major league coverage go with BaseballProspectus at $39.95 and supplment your minor league search with a prospect handbook, message boards and free sites like minorleagueball.com, minorleaguesplits.com and others that you feel comfortable with the writers.
But I would snoop around each site for some free articles and get other feedback because BP (or BA for that matter) isn't for everyone. Their style is dramatically different as is their approach.