SABR, the Society For American Baseball Research, has published, and is giving away this fantastic guide to last year's baseball season. From the SABR site:
Edited by accomplished and acclaimed baseball historians Gary Gillette and Pete Palmer and published by SABR, The Emerald Guide distills the 2008 season down to 586 fact-filled pages that contain the pitching, fielding, and hitting statistics for every player active in the major and minor leagues in 2008.All you have to do is visit SABR.org, click the link to the book, fill out a form with your name and email address and bingo, they send you an email with the link.
Also available are the 2008 and 2007 editions.
Thank you, SABR.