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First Pitch: The Pirates Prospects Podcast

Pirates Prospects PodcastFor the last few years I’ve debated whether to add a podcast to the site. There are already some good podcasts out there at Bucs Dugout and Rumbunter, and I wasn’t sure that I could add anything which would be different than what was already on the site.

With my move to Bradenton this year, and the opportunity for more live coverage, I decided that a podcast could add to the site. Back in January I bought all of the equipment to record a weekly show. I’ve been waiting for the first episode, mostly to let Spring Training pass, and then the start of the season. Now that this is out of the way, we will be recording one episode per week, with the episodes going up each Friday.

Each episode will include insight and analysis from several Pirates Prospects writers. The podcasts will also include exclusive player interviews. The podcast will go by the name of “The Pirates Prospects Podcast”, or “P3″ for short.

The first episode will go up today at 9:00 AM, and will feature a discussion on the Pirates with myself, James Santelli and Tom Bragg, plus an interview with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Nick Kingham, and a rundown of the minor league system thus far. I spent the day today editing the podcast, recording the segment with James and Tom, and getting all of the behind the scenes stuff set up. I’m pleased with how everything turned out, and hope you enjoy it when the first episode is released.

In the coming days, once everything is approved with each avenue, I’ll provide different ways to download the podcast (iTunes, Android App). For now the podcast will be available to stream on the site, and I’ll provide a direct download link when tomorrow’s episode goes up.

Links and Notes

**The DraftStreet Freeroll is back! It’s a one day FREE fantasy baseball contest with $300 in cash prizes. We did the promotion through DraftStreet several times last year, and a lot of you seemed to enjoy it. Today is the deadline to submit your entry. It’s free to enter, you can win cash, and all by just playing fantasy baseball for one day. Click here to enter this week’s freeroll.

**The 2013 Prospect Guide and the 2013 Annual are both available on the products page of the site. If you order them together, you’ll save $5.

**All’s Well with Allie in West Virginia.

**Draft Preview: Wilson Homers Twice, Bryant Sets HR Record, Manaea Injured.

**Pirates Keep Rolling with 6-4 Win Over Phillies.

**Minor League Schedule: 4/26/13

**Prospect Watch: Liriano Strikes Out Eight, Polanco Drives In Four

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Tim Williams

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.

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  • buc em all

    How do we find it ill spread the link around the Internet for u guys

  • jaygray007

    exciting!

  • elgaupo

    I recommend pimping the Downcast app for iPhone users. Makes the whole podcast experience even better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

    Best of luck with it, Tim.

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