Let’s Talk About the Loaded Prospect Roster For the 2017 Bradenton Marauders

Mitch Keller and Cole Tucker could help lead the Marauders to another championship this year. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Let’s Talk About the Loaded Prospect Roster For the 2017 Bradenton Marauders

BRADENTON, Fla. - Every year I travel to see all of the teams and players in the Pirates' minor league system. There are some levels I try to see twice during the season, especially if there is a breakout prospect or a top prospect at the level. I will be seeing every team again this year, but one team has me altering my travel schedule in a big way: The Bradenton Marauders.

We have writers who cover all of the full season teams on the site. Brian Peloza is our Indianapolis writer. Sean McCool covers Altoona. Abigail Miskowiec has the West Virginia coverage. As for Bradenton, that is my territory, so seeing the Marauders in any year won't be a big issue. I generally book my travel, and then catch them whenever I'm home, not making it a huge priority to adjust my travel schedule to see o...

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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, 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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