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Pirates Prospects launched in January 2009.  At the time, site owner Tim Williams was providing content to various national media outlets, including ESPN, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal.  Pirates Prospects was started to focus on the rebuilding efforts by the Pittsburgh Pirates, with a specific focus on the draft and the minor league system.

Pirates Prospects is credentialed with everyone in the Pittsburgh system from the Pittsburgh Pirates all the way down to the GCL Pirates.  The site often is a source for breaking minor league news, especially when it comes to draft pick signings. Pirates Prospects publishes anywhere from 6-10 articles a day or more during the season, all on the Pirates. Daily features include a Prospect Watch, recapping the minor league system, Pirates analysis, and “First Pitch”, which is a nightly column on the Pirates. Pirates Prospects has writers covering every team, including beat writers for all of the home games and some of the away games at the major league level.

Site owner Tim Williams operates out of Bradenton, where he provides daily coverage of Spring Training, the Fall Instructional Leagues, Mini Camps, plus the Bradenton Marauders, GCL Pirates, and extended Spring Training.

Pirates Prospects releases an annual book called “The Prospect Guide”. The book features profiles on every prospect in the system, including the top 50 prospects at the start of the season. Everything on the site is free, and a big reason for that comes from the sales of the book. If you’d like to support Pirates Prospects (and we’d appreciate if you did!), you can purchase your Prospect Guide on the products page of the site. You can also donate to the site if you wish, using the button below.




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