I was expecting the 2015 Prospect Guide to arrive tomorrow. I had plans to drive up to Tampa and pick up the book from my publisher around 3 PM, get back to Bradenton around 4, and spend the rest of the night packaging the books up to ship out Saturday morning. I woke up this morning to an e-mail from my publisher, saying the books would be ready today at 3 PM. As a result, the 2015 Prospect Guide is here a day early. If you haven’t placed your order yet, you can do so here. Here is the first shipment:
Details on the Prospect Guide
For those of you unfamiliar with the Prospect Guide, it profiles every prospect in the farm system, and includes our top 50 prospects for the 2015 season. The book is the only place where you can find the top 50. It is also the only place where you can find our future potential and risk grades for each prospect in the system. Beyond that, the book has details on players that you can’t find anywhere else.
Before I write each profile, I search for every bit of information I can find on the player. That includes anything written on our site, other outlets, and also includes unpublished information, such as notes from our writers that didn’t make it into articles, and conversations with scouts, coaches, and players. Not only does the book provide all of this information that can’t be found elsewhere, but it also provides a quick reference to every prospect in the system. I originally designed the book as a reference for me, for when I’m watching games or writing articles. I use the book as a reference every day throughout the season, and have already used the 2015 book in the last week.
If you want information on the Pirates’ farm system, there’s no better reference than the 2015 Prospect Guide. It’s 155 pages all about the players in the system (including DSL players). That’s the perfect way to bridge this slow news gap between now and Spring Training. And it’s a great resource to have when baseball finally comes back.
Everyone who orders a book before 2:00 PM EST on Friday will have their books shipped out on Friday. After that, everyone who orders by 8:00 AM EST on Saturday will have their books shipped out Saturday morning. USPS states on their website that any packages shipped out on 12/20 (Saturday) or earlier will arrive in time for Christmas.
If you’ve already ordered, you will receive a shipping confirmation in the e-mail that you provided at checkout, along with a tracking number.
I still have a few things to finish up with the eBook, and was planning on releasing that tomorrow when the book officially was going to be released. I’m still on pace to have the eBook released tomorrow. One of the things I’m working on is setting up the shopping cart plugin to allow people who have already purchased the hard copy of the book to also purchase the eBook at a discounted price. There will be a combo pack where you can buy both, when the eBook is released.