New Updates

Some updates to the blog… I updated the Top Prospect Consensus page with a lot of rankings. On the right side of the page you will notice a scoreboard. This has been there for awhile, but I noticed today that it is showing the Spring Training game against the Phillies. I added a RotoWorld widget that shows recent Pirates player news. As for the Pirates Draft Prospects Tracker, if you’re interested in that info, keep it...

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Baseball America Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America released their Top 100 Prospects today for the 2009 season. The list is determined by votes of six people at Baseball America. The Pirates prospects, and their Estimated Time Arrival to the majors (according to BA) are as follows: 12. Pedro Alvarez Estimated Time Arrival: 2009 33. Andrew McCutchen Estimated Time Arrival: 2009 75. Jose Tabata Estimated Time Arrival: 2010 The usual suspects. I guess the only thing that...

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The Draft: Neal Huntington vs Dave Littlefield

I just received my 2009 Baseball America Prospect Handbook in the mail this week. It’s hard enough keeping track of all of the major leaguers in baseball, plus all of the players in the NHL, and all of the off-season moves in the NFL during the baseball season. It would be impossible to try and analyze 30 prospects from each team in baseball on top of that. So I get this book, along with a other sources and career stats, in...

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2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Top Prospects Consensus

NOTES: 1. To get the averages, I counted every site once. The exceptions were Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, and Minor League Ball. Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus received more weight, while Minor League Ball received half a point.2. I counted Minor League Ball half in part due to the extremely low ranking of Brad Lincoln, but also due to this comment on their site: “As usual, don’t sweat so much about where...

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