if you like the modern sabermetric view of baseball, this book could well be for you. it isn't for the regular baseball fan. you need some understanding of the new statistics being utilised to evaulate the game, however you don't need to be anywhere near an expert. chapters aren't linked, meaning it can be read out of order without losing track of where you are. different authors pen different sections, giving a good spread of views and approaches to analysing the game. a good read for intrigued baseball fans.