First, an Introduction
Hello, MLBlogs readers and those of you who somehow found your way here by other means. My name is Andrew Pentis, and I’m an editorial producer within Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s small but stealthy Minor League Baseball department. Editorial producer — what the heck does that mean? Well, I’m closing in on 18 months in this position, which is a catch-all term for those of us that write, edit and produce (among other, less interesting tasks). A year and a half in seemed like enough of a grace period before getting this blog going, so here we are — doing some writing, the most interesting of tasks.
The goal of this blog, however, is to be interesting for you, our faithful MiLB.com readers and soon-to-be MiLB.com readers. We are currently the hub for all Minor League news and, in recent years, have made more of a concerted effort to serve your appetite for news and analysis of the prospects among the many Minor League ballplayers we cover. Count this blog, in addition to our offseason content (Prospect Q&As and the like) as well as newer in-season content (linked on the right side of this page) as another small step in that direction.
So what can you expect from this little venture? Well, expect your voice to be heard. Please use the comment section to let me know what kind of coverage you would like to see. (And I’m also always happy to answer prospects-related questions via @AndrewMiLB on Twitter.) For starters, I am going to start small with one project: Writing one post about one underrated prospect in each of the 30 organizations. These posts (and all posts) will be short, snappy and easy to read while also being informative and entertaining, though I would settle for accomplishing one of these latter two goals.
So, without further adieu, the MiLB.com Prospective Blog is born.