It's much more in depth and fun than the 2k games in my opinion. Then again, the last one I played was '10, so I don't know if it's changed at all. But yes, I'd say if you're a baseball fan definitely give it a try.
I'll reply for you! I live in a place where baseball is not popular at all, but I was curious about this game. So I got a parallel import and decided to give it a try and let me tell you; I think this is the best sports game I have ever played. It's so realistic! It's kind of like watching a game of baseball on tv, but you're playing it too. This game has made me a fan of baseball and I do not regret buying it.
There are several game modes; a franchise mode to take control of a team and play out a MLB season and theres also a mode where you create a player and try to get him into the majors. There are other too but those are the main ones I play. There are a few minor glitches here and there though, but the patches have fixed them I think. Hope this helps! ^_^
I'm a fan of just watching baseball at the stadium, and know **** about stats or players. All I wanted was to satisfy an urge to play a baseball game, and this game had me scratching my head trying to figure out what I was looking at. If you're into sports and understand that stuff, then yeah, it's it's probably for you.