I am sure many of you are already aware of this, but be sure to check out the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide that was put together by Tim Williams. It looks to be a great resource, one that I ordered immediately once it became available. For anyone who has not been reading Pirates Prospects, you should probably start. Tim has done some great work over there, dating back to when the site debuted as BuccoFans.com. He was at his best during the draft pick signing period, reporting several Pirates signings before any members of the mainstream media. He has also conducted countless interviews with Pirates minor leaguers. Tim has put a lot of time into this book, starting with several scouting trips during the season. I had the chance to meet him while he was scouting the Pirates short season State College team in September, and he seems like a very good guy on top of everything else.
As far as the contents of the book, here are some details.
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.