As the 2011 season comes to a close, we will see a lot of roster moves in State College, trying to maximize roster spots. Today, the Spikes transferred Nick Kingham and Cesar Lopez to the GCL Pirates. The move is just a paper move in each case. Kingham made his final start of the year last night, and Lopez pitched two innings. The moves created space for outfielder Willy Garcia and right handed pitcher Logan Pevny to be added to the roster.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.