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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Pittsburgh Pirates Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects

The 2010 season has been rough for the Pirates’ farm system, and it really shows in the updated top 30.  Gone are top prospects like Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln.  Three of my mid-season top 10 prospects have suffered major injuries, causing them to miss a lot of development time this year.  Three pre-season top 10 prospects have really struggled at the AA level this year.  The system is probably without a Grade...

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Tim Alderson at Baseball America

Baseball America will be holding chats all day tomorrow for the release of their 2010 Prospect Handbook, which I highly recommend based off the previous editions (I will hopefully get my 2010 version tomorrow).  Pittsburgh Pirates’ prospect Tim Alderson will be chatting at 11:00 AM EST on their site.  You can go here to see the chat, and currently you can submit your questions...

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Top Prospects

UPDATE 10:01 PM: According to Dejan Kovacevic, Baseball America ranks the Pirates as the 16th best farm system in their prospect handbook. – A lot of top prospect lists are coming out this week.  Here’s a look at some of the notable lists: -Keith Law has his top 100, ranking Pedro Alvarez 35th, Jose Tabata 57th, and Tony Sanchez 82nd.  Law has never been a fan of Alvarez.  Law also listed Brad Lincoln as one...

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Wiki Updates

I made a few updates to the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki today. A few of the updates are things that are already on the site, such as the list of prospect interviews and prospect video recaps. One new thing is the BUCCO Fans.com Calendar. This features the upcoming schedule for the site (like the dates for the countdown of the Top 50 Prospects), along with important MLB dates, like the Winter Meetings, Rule 5 Draft, when arbitration figures...

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