The 2015 Prospect Guide Will Be Available This Week

Today I received the proof copy of the 2015 Prospect Guide from the publisher. We went with a new publisher this year, and while there are only subtle differences, I think the new product is an improvement. The main thing I noticed was that the images appeared a little more clear than in previous books. And as always, the book includes profiles on every prospect in the system.

I’ll be getting the first shipment of books on Friday, and they will be shipped out Saturday morning. There’s a chance I could get part of the shipment on Thursday, which means the people who pre-ordered first will have their books shipped Friday morning.

In the past, when I’ve shipped to Pennsylvania on a Friday or Saturday, the book has arrived Monday or Tuesday morning. Other locations are about the same, give our take a day. I can’t guarantee anything, and am at the mercy of the USPS. That said, I’m hoping their seven day a week approach this year will mean everyone who orders by Friday night will get their order before Christmas. Their site says that anything shipped by Saturday will arrive in time.

To speed up the packaging process, I’ll be printing shipping labels on Wednesday. That will include your tracking number, which will be sent to the email you provided when you ordered.

You can still pre-order your book here, and if you order before Saturday morning, it will go out with the first shipment.

As for the proof copy, here is a preview:


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.

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Scott Kliesen

Sweet! Looking forward to receiving it in time for Christmas down here in GA. Merry Christmas Tim and all my fellow Pirates enthusiasts.

Joe Nastasi

Tim I ordered 2 copies a couple of weeks ago & just ordered 2 more. I don’t know if it will save you money shipping the 2 orders together or not but I figured I let you know that I have 2 separate orders of 2 each.


Very nice!!!! Just in time for my birthday

Lee Foo Young

Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me…………………


Lee, who is that on your avatar?? looks like a 60s Buc perhaps?

Lee Foo Young

Bob Veale…a fellow lefty


I thought that was Veale. I remember his baseball card in my brother’s card collection. A hard throwing, albeit a bit wild, lefty who amassed a lot of strikeouts in the latter half of the decade

Bill Kline

Tim I don’t see an option to pay with credit card for the book but says I can. How do I do this?


Looks great, Tim. When will the digital version be available?


Forgot to ask you Tim , this year we are coming earlier then we usually do . Is it worth a trip to PC before the opening of camp mid Feb.


Thanks !


Just as long as I get it before Feb 1 . See you in Bradenton !!!


Sweet! Merry Christmas Tim.

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