MLB Prospect Watch will be undergoing a few changes this off-season. Part of it will be cosmetic. I don't need to be told that this isn't the prettiest site on the web, but I'm a baseball guy and a writer and have taught myself everything I know about designing a website, which as you can see from the site, isn't much. I'm working on that. We will be using more photos and videos to spruce up the site as well as changing the layout and design. It should make for a much more user-friendly experience.
Also, I have begun work as a contributor to Baseball Prospectus. One of my first assignments there looks like it is going to be doing a daily recap of prospects in action, beginning with the Arizona Fall League. You can find my first two submissions here and here. They require a subscription to the site, but if you enjoy following prospects or even just baseball in general, the cost it's worth it's weight it gold.
This content would usually fill this space, but doing it for Baseball Prospectus allows it to be seen by a much bigger audience. That takes away slightly from the content here at MLB Prospect Watch, but also allows me to fill this space with different content. I will still keep you updated on any prospect news and notes, continuing to collect the best prospect articles from around the web and provide you with a summary and links to keep up to date. One of the main goals of MLB Prospect Watch has always been to do the leg work for you so you can stay up to speed on the prospect world without having to spend much time doing it.
I will also get more into doing prospect analysis. The Making the Comparison series will return, and I will try to do one almost every week. During the season, I will also have articles summarizing prospects who are making their major league debut so you know who these new guys are. I will begin incorporating more Top-10 lists, but not team-by-team like you're used to, but rather things like the top leadoff prospects in the game or the best tools, etc. These will be a unique way to compare players. Lastly, once the 2014 season begins, I will be doing more in-person scouting and much of that content will appear here as well.
But I'd like to get your thoughts on what you'd like to see here. MLB Prospect Watch is about bring readers an easy way to follow minor league prospects without having to spend all day doing research. I like doing that sort of thing. I know you don't.
So what would you like to see in this spot? You can leave suggestions for content in the comments section, send me an e-mail at mlbprospectwatch at gmail dot com, or send me suggestions on Twitter at @MLBPW. MLB Prospect Watch has always been about the readers and the fans, so let's tailor it to what you would like to read. Thank you for your support thus far in this project and I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
Founder, MLB Prospect Watch