For seven years, the Prospect Guide has been released in paperback form first, and eBook form second. This year we are primarily releasing the book in eBook form. However, we will have a special limited edition paperback release. The paperback version will be limited to 300 books total, and will be on a first come, first serve basis. You can pre-order your copy today to guarantee availability, with the book being released before Spring Training.
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.
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.