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 hoping to ship the pre-sales out at some point next week after I receive the first shipment of books.  I’m still aiming to put...

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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 Huntington took over, a tendency made a good deal easier by the fact that so few of those players have performed well.  This year, however,...

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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 taken a look, in the form of top ten prospect lists, at how the system stands now. Tim 1.         Jameson Taillon, RHP 2....

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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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2010 Pirates Preview: Ten Prospects Who Could Make an Impact

Starting today, and finishing on Monday, I’ll be previewing the upcoming 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates season, all to get ready for Opening Day on Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  To kick things off, here is a list of the top ten prospects who could make an impact at the major league level this season.  Keep in mind that this is not a normal top ten prospects list.  This is only a list of guys who I think have a...

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