With 2018 now firmly in the past we at Pinstriped Prospects are now looking ahead to this year. We havea lot of great things planned this year and wanted to thank all our readers for their continued support.
We especially wanted to thank all of those who participated in our annual reader survey after the season. The feedback we received in our survey is important for us as it helps shape our coverage of the Yankees system for the coming year. With that in mind, we want to share with you the changes and updates to our coverage this year thanks to the feedback we received in 2018.
Video was one of our most popular forms of content in 2018; we launched our YouTube channel to bring you our footage of the Yankee’s minor leaguers up and down the system. We are happy to announce that will continue for 2019, and we will be bringing back the Pinstriped Prospects Farm Report which was extremely popular with our survey respondents. The Farm Report will return in 2019 after the first week of the regular season. Also, we have entered into a partnership to bring more video on all of our pages from various sources including MLB, MiLB, and more.
We asked our readers what content they wanted more of in 2019 and without a doubt, the top response was scouting reports, followed by player rankings, and coverage of minor league spring training, extended spring training and the instructional league. In response to that, we are working to increase our ability to provide scouting reports on Yankees prospects up and down the system through internal reports and working with various partners. We will also be back in Tampa in March to provide coverage of spring training from the Yankees complex complete with photos, videos, reports and more.
Finally, that brings us to player rankings; we will be expanding our player rankings this year to include not just our top 100 lists but top five lists at each position and taking a look at underrated pitching and position players. January is our top prospect month, and throughout this month we will be releasing all of our lists, leading up to the release of our Top 100 list at the end of the month.
We also ran smaller polls on our Twitter account and thanks to all of those who responded we will be focusing less on producing daily game reports but will be bringing back our popular Pinstriped Performances posts each day which will give you the top performances up and down the farm.
To help bring you the coverage you ask for we are looking to expand and to do that we need to bring in more revenue. With that, we have expanded our donation drive to all year round. If we get 2,000 of our readers to sign up for an annual donation of $60, we will be able to expand and provide even better coverage of the farm system. Help us by signing up here.
We are looking to bring on new writers, especially those versed in advanced analytics, the international free agent market, the amateur draft, and more if interested contact us here.