Today I will be putting the finishing touches on the prospect reports for the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide. There are a few things to do after that, but I’m expecting to have the book completed by the end of the week. Once the book is completed, it will go through the final editing stages, and once that is completed it will be ready to ship. My goal is to start shipping by the second or third week in January, so that everyone who has pre-ordered a copy will get theirs by the end of January.
For those of you who have already placed an order, I appreciate it, and can’t wait to get the book out to you. For those of you who haven’t ordered yet, you can purchase the book from pretty much any page on the site, or by clicking here and going to the pre-sales page. There will only be a limited quantity of books in the first shipment, so the sooner you order, the sooner you get your copy.
The book includes information on every player with prospect status in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system, which is over 200 players. Here is a preview of the scouting reports, taking a look at the #7 prospect in the 2011 top 50, Rudy Owens (click on the image for a full sized version):
I’ve seen Owens pitch over half a dozen times in the last two seasons, and have talked to scouts, coaches, players, and media members who have seen him pitch. This is the same analysis you will get for every player in the farm system. Be sure to order your copy today to get reports on every player in the farm system.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.