This week, Prospect Roundtable is under a new format.
All of the Pirates Prospects writers are getting the week off, so that they can prepare next week's feature, looking at the first half results.
Last weekend, I was in Tampa, covering the Pirates/Rays series. While I was there, I had the chance to talk with a lot of players about their mindsets and when the game shifts away from mechanics.
I also had the chance to ask a few guys when they first knew that they would be Major League players. I had the idea after asking the same thing to Pirates farm director John Baker, who said his moment was his first big league Spring Training in his playing career.
This week, we're going to try something new. I didn't have these guys sitting at an actual roundtable. It was difficult to pack...
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