Today was my final day down in Florida. The main purpose of this trip was to get the final information for the 2013 Prospect Guide, as well as a cover photo. There was one game today against the Detroit Tigers' farm system. Below are some notes and pictures from the game.
2012 third round pick Jon Sandfort got the start and pitched two innings. He was mostly sitting 87-89, touching 90 MPH once. Sandfort gave up a three run homer to end one of his innings early, which is one of the benefits of playing in instructs. You can end the inning without three outs, and still go back out for the next inning.
Ludwig came on in relief of Sandfort. The 2012 10th round pick was 87-89 MPH today.
Luis Santos, one of the guys brought up from the Dominican Leagues, had the best velocity today, sitting 91-92 and touching 94. Santos also featured the makings of a nice curveball.
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.