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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby RunReyesRun » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:01 pm

I bought a one month subscription to the site this week to try it out, and honestly I haven't been too impressed. None of their '08 projections are up, so their PECOTA cards are way outdated at the moment. The articles are nice, but thats the only real value I'm getting out of the site right now.

Maybe I'm just new and don't where to find things yet -- anybody else feel the same way?
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby CadensDad » Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:31 pm

When is this going to be released?
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby jfg » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:07 pm

You don't get access to the site when you buy the book. For fantasy purposes you can buy their fantasy package which gives you access to PECOTA and the Player Forecast Manager. But, remember that for season long coverage all you get are some articles...the Forecast Manager is not updated which is a shame. You are pretty much paying 19.95 for playing time updates in the preseason if you are buying solely for fantasy purposes. I suggest buying the book, saving your 20 bucks and figuring out adjustments for at-bats yourself. But, definitely buy the book because it really is great.
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:22 pm

CadensDad wrote:When is this going to be released?


Mid-February. I don't suggest you get it CD. I'm sure it's nothing you'd be interested in. :-D O:-)
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby Ender » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:14 pm

The PECOTA projections are due out next week so for the person who was worried about getting the projections you should still get them if you just signed up for a month.

But like I said it isn't a fantasy site so you won't be getting weekly updates on players etc, it is more of a real baseball site so unless you really enjoy the articles I don't suggest paying for the site.

I personally love the articles and it is the one baseball site I check on a daily basis year round.
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby bigken117 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:55 pm

I get both the site and the book and I don't know how I lived before I had either ;-D

PECOTA is the bee's knees - while certainly no one source should be your bible for projections and scouting - I make most of my rankings based around their forecasts.
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby Steve-o » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:14 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
CadensDad wrote:When is this going to be released?


Mid-February. I don't suggest you get it CD. I'm sure it's nothing you'd be interested in. :-D O:-)


On-site will be released within days...

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Nate Silver: ...and here's our most commonly-asked question of the week. The PECOTAs are very, very close to being ready. I just wrapped up the work on the new version of the MORP formula last night, and everything else isn't far behind. PECOTAs should be online within a week from today, fersure. And I hope they'll be worth your wait.
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby Az480Trojan » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:23 pm

Hello,

Can you explain the Pecota projections. Should I go by the 50% or the weighted mean? Also for online, how would I set up the Player Forecast Manager for an NFBC style draft, I have no idea what to put for Finances, Display, and League.

Thanks!
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby converge241 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:11 am

all hail the BP book..have been getting them since 02

site is great as well of course
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Re: Baseball Prospectus 2008

Postby jake_harv88 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:33 pm

Shout out to anyone who received their pre-ordered copy of BP 08 today......and then promptly locked themselves in their room for the next 10 days ;-D


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