Just giving an update on the book, I'm on the final stages of creating the book, which includes making sure everything lines up in the correct pages, creating a table of contents section, an index section, and pretty much everything else that needs to be completed that is layout related. The book is getting up over 200 pages, all loaded with information on the Pirates' organization. The final editing process will start next week, and I'm hoping to be on schedule to print the books at the start of January, which will allow me to get them to you by the second or third week of January.
A reminder that anyone who pre-orders the book will be entered in to a drawing to win two free infield box seats to the 2011 home opener.
I showed you a preview of the front cover a few weeks ago, and a preview of one of the scouting reports last week. For today's preview, with the book nearing completion, here is a preview of the back cover (click the image for a larger view):
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.