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First Pitch: The 2014 Prospect Guide is Now Available

First Pitch: The 2014 Prospect Guide is Now Available

I arrived in Virginia this afternoon, a few days early for Christmas, for the main purpose of trying to get the 2014 Prospect Guide out by the end of the week. By sending the book to Virginia, rather than Florida, I was able to get everything packaged up tonight to ship out tomorrow. If you have placed a pre-order, you would have received a tracking number in your e-mail.

This is the fourth Prospect Guide we have produced. This year's version is 160 pages, with profiles on every prospect in the system. We've added a new ratings system, which means we have our top 50 prospects, our tiered rankings, and the new 2-8 grades for each prospect. The book is in digest size, which means it's perfect if you're going to Spring Training, minor league games in 2014, or just something to keep on your desk for a quick reference. It's also useful if you want to find out information on a player called up by the Pirates in 2014. I personally use my copy of the book for every article I write. The book...

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