Preview of the 2011 Prospect Guide

Today I will be putting the finishing touches on the prospect reports for the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  There are a few things to do after that, but I’m expecting to have the book completed by the end of the week.  Once the book is completed, it will go through the final editing stages, and once that is completed it will be ready to ship.  My goal is to start shipping by the second or third week in January, so that everyone who has pre-ordered a copy will get theirs by the end of January.

For those of you who have already placed an order, I appreciate it, and can’t wait to get the book out to you.  For those of you who haven’t ordered yet, you can purchase the book from pretty much any page on the site, or by clicking here and going to the pre-sales page.  There will only be a limited quantity of books in the first shipment, so the sooner you order, the sooner you get your copy.

The book includes information on every player with prospect status in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system, which is over 200 players.  Here is a preview of the scouting reports, taking a look at the #7 prospect in the 2011 top 50, Rudy Owens (click on the image for a full sized version):

I’ve seen Owens pitch over half a dozen times in the last two seasons, and have talked to scouts, coaches, players, and media members who have seen him pitch.  This is the same analysis you will get for every player in the farm system.  Be sure to order your copy today to get reports on every player in the farm system.

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Tim Williams

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.

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