Saturday, December 23, 2017

2018 Twins Prospect Handbook Is Ready For You!

On March 10, 2015 I found myself looking for a new writing home and decided to bet on myself. Looking for a place solely to share Twins opinion, and hope to foster more in depth baseball discussions, Off The Baggy was born. Through this hobby, I've met some amazing people. Chief among those is Seth Stohs of Twins Daily. At this time of year each offseason, it's a privilege to be able to brag about his yearly Twins Prospect Handbook.

Seth is not only a great writer, savant when discussing Twins prospects, and exceptional baseball mind, but he's also a great person. During the offseason following the 2015 season, Seth invited me to contribute to the Twins Prospect Handbook for the first time. That offering was his 8th, and he'd been consistently helped out by co-authors Jeremy Nygaard and Cody Christie. This year, I've completed my third submission to the Handbook, and marvel in the quality that Seth and co-authors (now including Tom Froemming) have pumped out for a full decade.

Whether a casual Twins fan, or someone looking to know the ins and outs of the entire system, you won't find a more comprehensive avenue anywhere on the open market. This compilation of the Minnesota Twins farm system is truly a labor of love, and highlights so many athletes fortunate enough to call baseball their job. Although top prospects may get more of the national attention, no stone is left unturned when pointing out the abilities and hard work that each of these players has put in to get to the point they find themselves in today.

In going to Fort Myers each of the past few years for Spring Training, it's truly a joy seeing the Twins Prospect Handbook in the hands of so many fans around Twins Territory South. Whether seeking autographs, or trying to find out a little bit more about the pitcher or batter performing on the back fields, it's awesome seeing the book come to life.

At this point, I can't give any more flowing of a recommendation as to why you need each iteration of the Twins Prospect Handbook in your life. Both the eBook (PDF) and Paperback can be purchased here. They make great gifts and conversations pieces as well. For a more in depth look on the Handbook itself, head over to Twins Daily where Seth has a great run down.

Whether you end up buying the book or not, take a moment to congratulate Seth and thank him for such an amazing offering for the team you love!

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