2018 Baseball Prospectus Annual

marc w · March 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hey, a non-game post here for a second. I was going to mention this earlier, but I never actually believed it would happen until I actually held the thing in my hands, but I’ve written the Mariners essay in the 2018 Baseball Prospectus Annual. More importantly, they’ve actually gone and published it.

This blog and BP go way back, as Derek and Dave wrote for BP 15-20 years ago, helping to build that site from offshoot of particularly fecund online forums to what it is now, a breeding ground for MLB team analysts and a place to find some of the best baseball writing anywhere. As a fan of BP for years, it’s a surreal feeling to see something I wrote in a BP annual, and while the essay itself may feel familiar for those 3-4 of you who religiously read each game past, I think M’s fans will get something out of it.

It’s on sale at your neighborhood book store, and it’s also at Amazon (and it’s on sale). Other M’s-blogosphere people who’ve got essays in the book include the inimitable Patrick Dubuque of BP (formerly of Lookout Landing), who wrote the Diamondbacks essay and Meg Rowley of The Hardball Times (formerly of BP and Lookout Landing) who wrote about the Astros. It’s all worth reading, and I’d be grateful if you picked one up.


8 Responses to “2018 Baseball Prospectus Annual”

  1. stevemotivateir on March 1st, 2018 2:12 pm

    First, congratulations!

    Second, is there any chance of a PDF or online version? Tough for me to pick up a copy from abroad.

  2. Westside guy on March 1st, 2018 4:33 pm

    Wow, congratulations Marc!

    @stevemotivateir, there is a Kindle version available (although does that only work in the US?). I’m actually debating which one I want to buy, print or electronic…

  3. mrakbaseball on March 1st, 2018 11:25 pm


  4. LongDistance on March 2nd, 2018 12:00 am

    Totally not surprised. The writing here has always been top notch, and quite often surpassing that, if not from time to time outright phenomenal.

  5. NV M's fan on March 2nd, 2018 10:32 am

    Amen to LongDistance. Congrats, Marc. And thanks.

  6. stevemotivateir on March 2nd, 2018 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Westy. I’ll look into that…

  7. mksh21 on March 4th, 2018 4:17 pm

    I pick it up out of habit each year but the book has been going downhill the last 2 editions. Not impressed with this years thus far. FWIW first year ive got it for Kindle and format is fine.

  8. Westside guy on March 5th, 2018 8:44 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I did pick up the Kindle version.

    Used to be I didn’t think a “Kindle book” was a book I’d ever want to buy… but now, I’m disappointed if there isn’t a Kindle version of something I want to read. It’s surprising how shoulder surgery and being effectively one-handed for several months can change one’s outlook (this was a number of years ago – both hands function just fine nowadays).

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