It was far from the best-kept secret in the world, but we're making it official today: Bless You Boys will now feature Brian Sakowski and friends as the Tigers Prospect Report has become the newest addition to the best Tigers site on the Internet.
Brian, Jordan, Travie and Jeremy had been doing fantastic work while toiling far too anonymously at TPR. Bless You Boys had been without a minor league component for most of the year. A match made in heaven. We're very proud to announce the addition of the site and we're quite excited to bring it to you.
Brian works with the Central Michigan University baseball team and hopes to some day have a career scouting the game. He'll be using his own insights as well as what he learns from his contacts to tell you all about the future generation of Tigers. Beyond scouting reports, he and his team will provide recaps, features, analysis and interviews with prospects within the organization.
Their home base can be found here. You might want to bookmark it, but you'll always be able to easily find links to the TPR hub on our front page, and we'll feature a number of stories on our cover as well.
TPR has hit the ground running, so look for a few new stories throughout the day, and be sure to check out the archive of articles they've brought over.
We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!
And now a bit more from Brian:
Hey folks, Brian Sakowski here, your brand spankin' new Minor Leagues/Prospects/Scouting boss here at Bless You Boys. Before I get into this, I first want to thank Kurt and everyone else at BYB for welcoming my staff and I to the family. We look forward to providing you with top notch minor league coverage, in the way of prospect profiles, scouting reports, prospect rankings, sabermetric analysis/projection, statistical updates, interviews, and a whole lot more.
As for me, I'm a college student at CMU, studying to be a teacher. I currently work on staff for the CMU Baseball team, honing and developing my coaching skills. I've been in love with the game of baseball ever since I can remember, and once my playing career was finished (yeah I wasn't very good), I immediately took up coaching. From there, my newfound passion for scouting and player development was born, and that's what brings me to you all now.
In June I started the twitter handle "TigersProspects," which provided nightly statistical updates on the prospects, as a means to use my obsession with prospects as a benefit to others as well. From there, Tigers Prospect Report was born, a blog that I used to sort of begin my scouting career. I've brought with me several of TPR's more popular articles, so feel free to check our archives and read about the 2012 minor leagues.
I'd like to give a nod to my staff: Jeremy Beren, Jordan Gorosh, and Travis Hensley. Without them, I know I wouldn't be in the position I'm in. So thanks, fellas.
Moving on, I'd like to make myself completely available to any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions you all have. Feel free to contact me on twitter @B_Sakowski, and don't forget to follow the TPR twitter account too! (@TigersProspects).
I'll turn it back over to the head man now, but I look forward to writing for you all and interacting with you as well.