Last year I came to Spring Training for a little over a week. There were so many players I didn't see while I was down here that I made it a goal to come down for the entire time this year. We're getting towards the end of Spring Training this year. I've been here for five weeks, going on six. And yet that might not be enough time.
For example, Aaron Poreda is starting in today's Double-A game. That game is on the road. The only time I saw Poreda pitch was in a bullpen back in the start of camp. Since that point, he's been pitching on the road. Because of the home/road schedules, there's other guys I either haven't seen, or guys who I've only seen once. Take Hunter Strickland. I saw him at the start of camp. Watched one inning of his start. If I would have known that he'd be on the road the rest of camp, I would have watched the entire start.
I guess that's mostly because there's so many players in camp. It's hard to keep track of them all. I'd say there needs to be more time in Spri...
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.