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December 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM

SoxProspects on The Athletic: "The minor league site that could"

The Brass and Staff here at SoxProspects.com would like to thank Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic for a terrific feature story she wrote about the history of our humble site

"It all started as a side project for Mike Andrews during law school.

A lifelong Red Sox fan raised in Salem, N.H., Andrews graduated college with a graphic design degree in the middle of the internet boom. But he soon found himself fed up after getting laid off from a handful of jobs in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Law school seemed like a safe bet.

Rather than relaxing between his first and second years of law school, though, Andrews started working on a website that would become the definitive voice of Red Sox minor-league coverage, draw more than 10 million page views annually, partner with ESPN and become a resource for scouts and fans alike. All while making essentially no money. This completely volunteer-based side project, SoxProspects.com, would go on to consume much of the next 15 years of Andrews’ life in ways he never imagined."

Read the full story at The Athletic!