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    Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    Does anyone on here have a subscription? Is it worth $40?

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    apparently not?

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    I was just about to buy mine this week. When parusing the site though, it might not seem like it. You can go with a short subcription to try it out I think.

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Does anyone on here have a subscription? Is it worth $40?
    I used to have one, but since I let it expire and didn't renew it, I'd guess I'd say no.
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    I've had one for a few years. It's worth it to me, but it's definitely targeted at the analytical types. If you believe in "question everything" and your eyes don't glaze over whenever a bunch of numbers are thrown at you, you'd probably like it.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    I'll probably get it. Thanks guys.

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    I've had one for two years...I like it...

    If you have ever seen a hard copy of Baseball Prospectus...it is sort of like that. There is also a fair bit of free content on the site.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    5 years and counting, well worth the price... if you're a seamhead.

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    You can learn something new there everyday. You can try it on a monthly basis for like $4. I enjoy it alot. You can pore over stats until your eyes bleed and your brain smokes and plenty of good reading in the articles.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    I just started for the first time this spring training - most definitely worth it I'd say.

    The content is stuff you really don't hear anywhere else.

    I use an RSS feed reader - and I get about 15-20 various baseball feeds - most parrot one another. BP is different. Will Carroll & Joe Sheehan are great columnists that look at things differently. Kevin Goldstein - BP's minor league reporter - was at Baseball America

    Also - their searchable/downloadable baseball stats database can't be beat.

    For my fantasy draft this year, I was able to pull out of their database (which all of the data can be downloaded into a CSV file - then saved as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet), and made a nice, quick reference sheet with tabs for all the positions to use on Draft day. It was invaluable- and about 100 times better than thumbing thru a magazine.

    I'm not a big "pay" for web content guy - I personally loathe the idea - but I'll happily pay for the three sites I do - BA, BP & Morningstar - because you can't get their stuff anywhere else.

    Hope that helps - if you need help navigating or tapping into some of their features drop me a PM - that's probably the toughest part early on, their is very little "FAQs for new users" type info.

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    I just got it. You're right JM. The site's a little tough to find your way around at first, but it's cool so far.

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    You'll be VORP'n and WARP'n in no time.
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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    No.

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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Subscription

    I'm starting to VORP and WARP, but I'm sort of stumped by this...

    Dunn 2003: .215/.354/.465 .286EqA
    Dunn 2006: .234/.365/.490 .284EqA

    Is that a typo or do I not understand something? One more thing...Why do they use RA instead of ERA? Just wondering.
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