Yesterday I received the first shipment of the 2015 Prospect Guide. All of the pre-sales, along with orders that were placed this morning, have now been shipped out. I’ll be making one more run to the post office later today. Any orders placed after that run will be shipped out on Saturday morning.
If you were waiting for the eBook, it is now available on the products page of the site. The eBook is a PDF, which allows you to use the book on any device, as well as on every device you own. There is also a discounted combo pack, allowing you to buy both the eBook and the paperback version. The combo pack gives you 50% off the eBook price.
If you already ordered a 2015 Prospect Guide, and you’re interested in the eBook, I’ve set it up so that you can also get this 50% discount on the eBook. Just use the code “PRESALECOMBO” and order with the e-mail address that you used to order the paperback version. The code only works once, and will only work if you use the e-mail address you used with your previous purchase. It will also only work on the individual eBook, and not the combo pack.
To order the paperback or the eBook version of the Prospect Guide, head over to the products page of the site.
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.
Tim I’m getting mine tonight. My moms ordering it for me for Christmas. We hope Can she send it to me? or will it go to her?
nevermind I got it and ready to dive in ! Can’t wait!
Thanks, Tim, for doing this. Even though there is bountiful up to date information on the site, the Guide does a few more things. First, it puts the players in perspective vis a vis each other. As a long time fan my brain might scream “NOOOO!” at losing someone like Buddy Borden, but in perspective it doesn’t really hurt. There are enough guys now that the system will fill in the hole. Second, by grouping them all together, it gives an excellent overview of the top of the organization, and makes a good reference during the season while watching games, and when trades are mentioned. Third, it is fun to look at names, and imagine the dreams of the guys who have been reduced to a number, a risk, and a paragraph. And I don’t mean that in a dreamy baseball way; there is a guy working his ass off to overcome “2.5/Extreme” and beat all the odds to play in PNC Park someday. For many of us this will be our only knowledge of these guys, and it is worth respecting that even at 2.5/Extreme they are more talented than 99.99% of the players who picked up a glove.