Pirates Prospects is not only read by Pirates fans interested in learning about the farm system. It's also read by players, coaches, agents, friends and family members. I'm always pleased to see the friends, family members, and coaches of recent Pirates draft picks discovering and following the site. We kind of take the draft for granted, chalking it up as a systematic procedure, and thinking of the players as "prospects" rather than young 18-21 year olds. It's a big deal for a player to get drafted, and I always enjoy seeing that excitement around the time of the draft.
While posting updates to Twitter today, I started noticing a lot of attention being paid to 12th round pick Candon Myles, with a ton of re-tweets about his selection....
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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.