With baseball's lockout officially over, it's time to really focus on the upcoming 2022 season. And the Athlon Sports 2022 Baseball Annual is here to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by fans of the national pastime from the Bronx to the Bay and everywhere in between.
The Athlon Sports Baseball Annual is the most complete preview available and comes in at a massive 224 pages this year. Pick up your copy on newsstands everywhere or order online today with 25 different covers to choose between. There's also a digital edition available that gives you instant access on your smartphone or favorite device.
Our expanded fantasy baseball section is a highlight of this year's magazine and features in-depth position-by-position rankings that include three-year stat capsules for 400-plus players. We've also added a prospect ranking for dynasty players as well as a list of rookies to remember when you're drafting your fantasy team. These added features make the magazine a must-have for fantasy players.
We take a lap around the big leagues in "15 Things to Watch in 2022," examining the Mets' attempt to win it all with dual aces Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, the Padres' do-over after a disappointing 2021, the All-Star Game's return to Los Angeles, and much more.
We offer a look at the next generation of MLB stars with our expanded ranking of the top 110 prospects in the minor leagues, and we look ahead to the 2022 draft by ranking the top 100 prospects from the high school and college ranks. We also offer a preview of the upcoming college baseball season with our Top 25 and All-America team.
This year's magazine also is highlighted by the following feature stories:
- "A Lasting Legacy" — The 75th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history, Jackie Robinson's MLB debut.
- "Happy Warrior" — The affable Vlad Guerrero Jr. stands at the forefront of a group of stunningly talented young sluggers — including Juan Soto, Fernando Tatís, Jr., and Ronald Acuña Jr. — who are poised to carry the game for the next decade.
"Calendar of the Extraordinary" — A rundown of statistical milestones and oddities from the 2021 season.
This year's edition includes team-by-team previews of all 30 clubs, with rosters, stats, and schedules as well as a look at each club's farm system. No magazine will have you better prepared for Opening Day. So pick up your copy or order one online today!