Yesterday marked the release of the 2011 Pirates Prospects Annual, an outstanding look at the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates, with a look at previous rebuilding plans, and some in-depth analysis of other topics, such as Andrew McCutchen's defense. Matt Bandi put the book together, and did a great job, to the point where the $5.00 selling price seems like a huge steal. The Annual also includes:
Profiles and 2011 projections for all players on the 40-man roster, plus bonus profiles for non-roster players who have received an invite to the major league portion of spring training
Full career projections for Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata andNeil Walker, plus extensive analysis on the results
Projected platoon splits for major league position players
A detailed look at how the Pirates compare to the 24 teams that reached the postseason in 2008 – 2010, broken down by offense, defense, starting pitching and relief pitching
A comprehensive review of the “Five-Year Plan,” the...
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.