Today I will be heading down to Bradenton, and after a stop in Georgia tonight, I should arrive tomorrow around noon. I will be down there for a week, providing coverage for the site from Pirate City and from McKechnie Field. Follow me on Twitter for updates from both places, and of course I’ll also be updating the site with news while I’m down there, so check back often.
For those of you who are down at Spring Training, if you see me, come by and introduce yourself. On most days I should be wearing a Pirates Prospects shirt. Or you could just send me a message on Twitter to find out where I am. Also, I’ll be taking some copies of the 2011 Prospect Guide down with me. If you haven’t bought one yet, and you are down in Bradenton, this would be a great time to get your copy, all while saving on any shipping costs. The Prospect Guide allows for this sort of increased coverage for the site, and any purchases from here on out will only expand the site’s coverage of the system throughout the year.
If there’s anything you’d like me to specifically take a look at, such as a report on, or a question for a specific player, let me know by leaving a comment on the site, and I’ll see what I can do.
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.