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2011 Prospect Guide Update


About a week ago I wrote a post giving some information and the goal of the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  Originally I was aiming for a release date of this coming Tuesday, January 18th.  However, there’s been a delay in the production process that will delay the book about a week.

I finished the editing last Thursday, and placed the order for the first shipment on Friday.  I expected the order to go through by Monday, the books to ship by Wednesday or Thursday, and expected to have them by now, so that I could ship them out on Monday.  However, the order took about a week to go through, which probably should have been expected, since it was a large payment, which takes some time to clear.  The book didn’t start printing until Thursday morning.  At this point I haven’t heard any word on a shipping date, although the status of the book was updated yesterday to “Preparing to Ship”.

My guess is that the books will ship on Monday or Tuesday, which means I should get the shipment Wednesday or Thursday.  The day I get the books I will be working on packaging everything up to mail out the next day.  Ideally the pre-sales will be shipped by this Friday morning, hopefully a day or two earlier.  Once the order is shipped, I will have a better timeline, and will provide another update.

Because of the delay, the new release date will be Monday, January 24th.  There are two differences between the pre-sales and the release date:

1. A pre-sale order (anything before January 24th) qualifies you for an entry to win two tickets to the 2011 home opener.

2. Pre-sales will ship once I receive the books, rather than waiting for the 24th.

Hopefully the books will ship to me tomorrow morning, at which point I will have some accurate times for when the pre-sale orders will be shipped out.  If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can place your order below:

Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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