All posts tagged "prospects"

  • Analysis
    Information and the Goal of the 2011 Prospect Guide

    On Tuesday evening I got the preview copy of the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  I've been making the final changes and edits to the book the last few days, and making sure everything printed out in the correct order.  I'm hoping to place the order for the first shipment tomorrow, and...

  • Analysis
    Out of Nowhere – Sleeper Prospects

    Much of the discussion of the Pirates’ farm system the last couple years has centered on GM Neal Huntington’s efforts to restock the system after years of neglect under his predecessor, He Who Shall Not Be Named.  Naturally, it’s been easy to forget the players who were already in the system when...

  • Analysis
    Changes at the Top — Impact of the Pirates’ Draft

    The Pirates’ 2010 draft signings changed the profile of their farm system in a hurry.  Earlier in the season, the system had graduated several top prospects in Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata and Brad Lincoln, as well as Neil Walker, who’s suddenly re-emerged as one of the organization’s best young talents.  We’ve each...

  • Analysis
    I Want To Be A Prospect

    With the draft deadline of August 16th rapidly approaching, it means that we will soon have more “shiny new toys” to examine and rank as prospects. But what exactly makes Player A better than Player B?

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