I'm pleased to announce that the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook - 2011 is now available to order. The book costs $14.95, but trust me, it's worth every penny and then some. Seth Stohs (Seth Speaks) asked me for a little help with the book and I jumped at the chance to help him. As many of you know, Seth has been a big help to me since I started writing and I'm happy to help him with anything I possibly can. As Seth has said, the meat and potatoes of the book is the prospect profiles of 150+ Twins minor league players, but the book also has a lot of other cool things that make the book whole:
- An article on the Rochester Red Wings by Josh Whetzel, their radio and TV play-by-play guy since 2003.
- An article on New Britain Stadium by Jeff Dooley, the team's Director of Broadcasting and their play-by-play guy on the radio.
- An article on the Ft. Myers Miracle by their play-by-play broadcaster Alex Margulies.
- An article on the Beloit Snappers by Jeff Vohs, the team's General Manager.
- Q&A with Danny Valencia: Major Leaguer - an interview with Valencia after his rookie season came to an end.
- Interviews with Minor League Player of the Year, Joe Benson, and Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Gibson.
- Stories from the 2010 Draft - an article on the Twins draft and stories on five of the players that the Twins selected.
- Nate Hanson: Minnesota's Own - Seth wrote an article on Chaska native (and former Gopher) Nate Hanson, who had a breakout 2010 season in Ft. Myers.
- Winning vs. Development - an essay by Travis Aune (Travis Twins Talk).
- In the Right Direction - I wrote an article on the progress made by Twins 1B/OF prospect Chris Parmelee.
- Lists and Rankings - includes Top 10 lists from many of your favorite Twins minor league bloggers and other "experts." My top 30 prospects are included.
So what are you waiting for? Order a copy today!