The 2018 Prospect Guide features profiles on every player in the system, including the exclusive 2018 top 50 prospects list. Each profile includes advanced stats, such as FIP for pitchers, and wOBA and RC for hitters.
This year we will be releasing the book primarily as an eBook in two parts. The first part will be released in December, with our initial top 50 prospect list. The second part will be released before Spring Training, with the full book and the finalized top 50 rankings in that version. Buying the eBook once will get you both updates.
The book still includes player profiles and future potential rankings for every player in the minor league system. Each player profile will include a scouting report, compiled from information we’ve gathered while seeing each player in action, along with talking to their coaches, members of the Pirates’ organization, scouts outside of the organization, and the players themselves.
The top 50 prospects will be featured with full-page profiles, including expanded scouting reports, and photos of each player in the profile. The profiles for the remaining players will feature all of the information we can find on each player, and that includes all of the international prospects who have yet to make the jump to the United States.