Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NOW AVAILABLE: 2014 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook

For the third year in a row, Seth Stohs of TwinsDaily.com asked myself and Jeremy Nygaard to help him put together the annual offseason handbook that looks deep into one of the best minor league systems in all of baseball. Several other writers helped to write articles for the book and this only adds to the 188 pages of content.

The other electronic versions of the book will be made available in the coming days. It was our goal to get the paperback version out to the public before Christmas and we met our goal this year. This also allows fans to have the book in hand for TwinsFest later next month.

As Seth wrote over at TwinsDaily, "Though we tried to be more concise and efficient in our profiles, we ended up with about 188 pages of minor league content." Here's a brief rundown of what's included in the book:
  • Stories on my minor league award winners: Miguel Sano (hitter), Taylor Rogers (starting pitcher), Tyler Jones (relief pitcher) and Jake Mauer (manager).
  • A Foreword by Twins Daily's John Bonnes.
  • I wrote an article on The Anatomy of a 5-Tool Player.
  • Jeremy wrote articles reviewing the 2013 Twins draft, and another looking forward to the 2014 draft.
  • Jeremy also conducted an interview with Twins scout Freddie Thon.
  • Season Reviews from each of the four Twins minor league affiliates. Twins Daily contributors Chris Fee (Rochester), Andrew Walter (New Britain) and Steve Buhr (Cedar Rapids) along with Miracle play-by-play guy Adam MacDonald penned these articles.
  • The Top prospect lists for myself, Seth and Jeremy.

Earlier this week, I joined Jeremy and Seth for a Google Hangout to discuss the book and some of the work that went into creating this year's version.

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