• Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2014 (AVAILABLE NOW)

    I am happy to announce that the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2014 is now available to be purchased. The self-published book was co-authored by Jeremy Nygaard, Cody Christie and myself. Several others contributed to the book, as shown below.

    Order Your Own Copy of the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook 2014 Right Here for $14.95.

    NOW AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK! Click here to order with an immediate download.

    For much more on the book and what is included in the book, click down below. Also, Jeremy, Cody and I conducted a Google Hangout last night to introduce the book. That was a lot of fun to discuss the stories, the 150+ prospect profiles and much more.


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    Though we tried to be more concise and efficient in our profiles, we ended up with about 188 pages of Twins minor league content. Included are:


    • Stories on my minor league award winners: Miguel Sano (hitter), Taylor Rogers (starting pitcher), Tyler Jones (relief pitcher) and Jake Mauer (manager).
    • A Foreword by Twins Daily's John Bonnes.
    • Cody wrote an article on The Anatomy of a 5-Tool Player.
    • Jeremy wrote articles reviewing the 2013 Twins draft, and another looking forward to the 2014 draft.
    • Jeremy also conducted an interview with Twins scout Freddie Thon.
    • Season Reviews from each of the four Twins minor league affiliates. Twins Daily contributors Chris Fee (Rochester), Andrew Walter (New Britain) and Steve Buhr (Cedar Rapids) along with Miracle play-by-play guy Adam MacDonald penned these articles.
    • The Top prospect lists for myself, Cody and Jeremy.


    And most important, there are the prospect profiles. There will be about 150 profiles on Twins minor leaguers. Yes, there are profiles on Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Alex Meyer. There are also profiles on Adonis Pacheco and Leonel Zazueta, as well as Jim Fuller and Kevin Thomas, the Twins minor league Rule 5 picks from Thursday.

    If you're looking for Christmas gifts for yourself or your Twins fan friends or family, this just might be it. The plan is for it to be available as both an e-book and a paperback book. The e-book is for those who don't like hard copies of anything. The paperback book is great as a coffee table book. When Dick Bremer or Cory Provus talk about a Twins minor leaguer, or a player recently promoted, you can go through the pages and learn a little about the player. It's also great for autographs. The cover is something that will look great autographed and many get the players' profiles autographed.

    It's been a ton of work for myself, Jeremy and Cody, but it's exciting that it's close.

    Other versions, such as an e-book or versions for Readers will hopefully be available shortly.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Thanks also to Josh Johnson for designing the cover for the third straight year!Special thanks also to Justin Rinaldi (of Rinaldi Photos) for many pictures used on players of the Kernels and Rock Cats. Also, Linwood Ferguson, a Miracle photographer, and Scott Blanchette, a photographer for the Rock Cats.


    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      You can view the page at http://www.twinsdaily.com/content.ph...-Handbook-2014
    1. Paul Pleiss's Avatar
      Paul Pleiss -
      Order confirmed! Some very merry Christmas reading to follow.
    1. Otwins's Avatar
      Otwins -
      How do you order the E-copy?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      working on e-copies now. I'll update when they are available.
    1. SgtSchmidt11's Avatar
      SgtSchmidt11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      working on e-copies now. I'll update when they are available.
      Will the E-copies be cheaper?
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      I can't answer that yet, until I see the costs. But I would assume so. The pdfs only will be. I am trying to make it available for Nooks and Kindles and stuff, but we'll see. Not certain about costs for that.
    1. Twins Twerp's Avatar
      Twins Twerp -
      Don't mean to be a pest but...what is the timeline on the E-books? I have my card in hand and will checking back every 2-3 minutes. Very excited.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      Seth's working on it... he's also got some other stuff going on... I'll leave it at that. Hopefully it will be soon though.
    1. BrentMpls's Avatar
      BrentMpls -
      other stuff?
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      If you watched last night's hangout, he talked about his on-going bout with kidney stones. Those little guys are slowing him down.
    1. Thrylos's Avatar
      Thrylos -
      And successful surgery tonight.

      Feel better Seth!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Sorry everyone. I should be back home later this afternoon and will try to get the electronic version up and running.
    1. Twins Fan From Afar's Avatar
      Twins Fan From Afar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Sorry everyone. I should be back home later this afternoon and will try to get the electronic version up and running.
      We can wait. Please take care of yourself first.
    1. lightfoot789's Avatar
      lightfoot789 -
      We can wait dude - As much as we like your articles - a few weeks won't end us. Get better.
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      I just did a little research on getting the book on the Amazon market. It appears that it will be on there automatically, but not for awhile, and for a much higher price than the PDF version. (Last year's book is currently available on Amazon for $29.95.)
    1. MrHockey's Avatar
      MrHockey -
      Great job Seth & Company. I just ordered 4 as gifts.
    1. nytwinsfan's Avatar
      nytwinsfan -
      I know Seth was out of commission for a day or two, so I am really not trying to rush you guys, but I just wondered when you think the pdf version (whether through Amazon or directly from twinsdaily) will be available. I don't even mind paying a little more (if what Jeremey says is true), but I have my credit card ready to go!
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      The amazon process as it was described takes a couple weeks for them to pick up. I'm gonna talk to Seth shortly and (fingers-crossed) hopefully the ebook can be ready to go tonight.
    1. nytwinsfan's Avatar
      nytwinsfan -
      Thanks, really appreciate it.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Thanks everyone for your patience.
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