First Pitch: What Do You Want to See on Pirates Prospects in 2015?

This coming Friday will mark the sixth year that this site has been up and running. Six years ago I started the site with just a few features — a 2009 payroll page, a future payroll tracker, draft pick trackers, and a few prospect trackers (since there were only a few prospects to track back then). The idea was simple: give people resources and information that they wanted.

Six years later, that’s still the goal. Whether it’s a certain tracker, a daily or weekly feature, or just keeping track of the major and minor league system of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the number one goal here is to aim to give you all of the information you want on the Pirates.

To do this, I ask for a bit of help every year. In most cases, it is easy to know what you want to see on the site. My inbox is open year round. You can contact me on Twitter, or by sending a message to the site’s Facebook page. But each year I also post a survey, asking for input and ideas for what you would like to see on the site.

In the past, these surveys have led to new features, new writers, and other changes on the site. We usually get a few hundred entries, and while I can’t respond to all of them, I read every single one with the focus of trying to make the site better for you, the readers. Below is this year’s survey. It’s open-ended, covering a few topics. You can answer all of them, or you can answer just one of them. You can say whatever you want, whether it’s telling me about something you like, something you hate, or an idea for a new way of doing things.

This is your chance to influence the way Pirates Prospects is run. I’m not sure that you’ll get that from any other major Pirates outlet, which is one of the benefits of being independent. You guys allow me to write about baseball for a living. So it only makes sense that I return the favor by covering the things you want to see covered, and customizing the site experience to best fit your needs.

I want to hear from everyone below, whether you read the site hourly, daily, monthly, some other random amount of time, or even if you hate the site, but find yourself posting links about it on a message board every single day.

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Links and Notes

**The 2015 top 20 countdown resumed today, and will run Monday-Friday over the next three weeks. Today’s prospect was #15 – Trey Supak. You can get the entire top 20, plus the full top 50 and profiles on 200+ players in the system by purchasing the 2015 Prospect Guide.

**Pirates Ranked Fifth Overall By Buster Olney

**Buster Olney Ranks Pirates’ Outfield as the Second Best in Majors

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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I would really love to see the season stats of the prospects (top10/top20) just like you have their daily stats. Maybe not every day but perhaps a weekly update to show how their overall status is.

Lee Foo Young

Did you say that in the form Tim provided? 😊😊


Yep. I was to quick on the trigger.

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