Over the last few weeks I've mentioned on Twitter that I've been working on the 2011 Pirates Prospects handbook, yet I don't think I've mentioned it on the site yet (at least not in it's own post). Last year I wanted to do a handbook, but formatting the project took so long that I didn't have a chance to write it all (I also started later in the off-season). Over the last few weeks I have been working daily on the 2011 handbook, with the goal of having it done by December, so that it can be released in late-January (with December and January used for off-season edits).
So far the book contains:
-The top 50 prospects: We've been working on the top 50 list, and have an initial ranking of the top 50. I expect this to change as the off-season goes on.
-Bio info for each player in the farm system: Born, Bats-Throws, Height, Weight, and how the player was acquired.
-Career minor league stats for each player
There are 156 players in the book right now. That doesn't include ...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.