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Jim Callis of MLB.com joined us for our annual draft review to talk about how the Red Sox 2017 draft class looks coming out of last week’s 40 rounds! Chris and Jim talked about the club’s picks from the first five rounds and some later round sleepers. Also on the agenda were some general draft questions from our listeners: What qualifies as a successful draft? Why did were more first basemen drafted in the first 50 picks this year? And finally, Jim chimed in on a topic that’s been hot on the SoxProspects Forums: Would an MLB team ever blow past the draft bonus cap, and why or why not? And how did that lead to Jim telling a great story on the Red Sox 2005 draft and how that affected the organization for years afterward? Don’t miss this episode!!

Draftees discussed:
- Tanner Houck
- Jake Thompson
- Alex Scherff
- Cole Brannen
- Brett Netzer
- Garrett Benge
- Aaron Perry
- Donny Diaz
- Charlie Madden

Direct download: 2017-0621.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

Chris and Ian couldn't wait, so they hopped right on the Podcast Machine to chat about the Red Sox selections in the First and Second Round of the 2017 MLB Draft! Is Missouri right-hander Tanner Houck, the club's first pick, a starter or reliever down the road? What's the projection on Georgia high school outfielder Cole Brannen? Where do these two potentially slot in the rankings? All of this and more in our special, instant reaction edition of the pod!

Direct download: 2017-0613.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Another episode, another guest. This week JJ Cooper abandons the bear and joins Chris and Ian for a draft preview extravanganza. JJ discusses players who have been linked to the Sox and touches on some of the more interesting strategies teams have employed in recent years to maximize their talent hauls in the draft. Chris and Ian go deep on the recent spate of promotions. And if it's a new month, we have rankings to run down. Plus your questions are answered.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
5:00 - Baseball America's JJ Cooper joins the show
48:30 - Latest System News
1:16:00 - June Rankings Talk
1:26:00 - Mailbag!

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Direct download: SPPod_121_06062017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Brendan McGair from the Pawtucket Times joins Chris and Ian for the 120th edition of the SoxProspects Podcast. Chris and Ian are in a celebratory mood as we have, thanks to your help surpassed our initial goal on Patreon. And speaking of Patreon, our first Patron chat is coming up soon. If you want to get in on it, sign up at Patreon. Chris and Ian talk about the latest round of promotions, the PawSox stadium situation, some notable players in Pawtucket and discuss the state of the system as we head to the June 1st rankings update.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon and a word from Ian about the City United, Manchester in the United Kingdom.
9:30 - Breaking News - More promotions
20:00 - The Pawtucket Times' Brendan McGair
50:00 - Rankings Talk

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Direct download: SPPod_120_-_It_wouldnt_be_the_first_time_you_havent_recorded_a_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Chris is back from Greenville to join Ian for a news heavy Podcast. Prospects are getting promoted. Chris and Ian analyze all the moves and all the injuries we're tracking in the system. Chris quizzes Ian on the players in the Sox system who launched at least 10 home runs last season. With an extra week, you answered the call and refilled the mailbag with gusto. We have a Devers update and more of your questions.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
6:00 - Breaking News - Promotions galore
18:30 - Plus a needed demotion
22:30 - Injury bug bites Boston system
40:00 - Michael Chavis has hit 10 bombs
42:00 - Pawtucket update
53:30 - Mailbag time!

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Direct download: SoxProspects_05212017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Now featuring the full episode!
 
The partners in crime, Chris and Ian, have the SoxProspects virtual podcast studio all to themselves. They break down the decision to hold off on rushing Rafael Devers to Boston. They go over why it's Kyle Kendrick and not Brian Johnson or Henry Owens replacing Steven Wright. We cover the 2-8 scouting scale, how options work and speculate on why so many pitchers in the system are mowing guys down. Plus, it's mailbag emptying time.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
4:30 - Breaking News: Rafael Devers is really good. Why isn't he in Boston?
18:00 - More News: Steven Wright is done, Why wasn't my favorite SoxProspect pitcher promoted instead of Kyle Kendrick?
20:30 - System Promotion Update - Mission Accomplished #FreeAneury
26:30 - Congrats to Shaun Anderson and Austin Rei - SoxProspects' Pitcher and Player of the month
31:30 - Questions from the SoxProspects crew
42:00 - Looking ahead to the July 1 International Signing Period
48:30 - Mailbag time!

Got a question? It's time to refill our now empty mailbag. Your question matters, so Email us. Great questions and keep them coming.


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Direct download: SoxProspects_05062017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

Chris and Ian welcome Mike Andrews, the Dude, His Dudeness, or el Duderino - if you're not into the whole brevity thing - to the Podcast just in time to go over the new rankings, because it's May at last. An end to April showers and Pawtucket rainouts. We also crown a new king atop the Sox Prospects ranking leaderboard. Ian, Chris and Mike go over the risers, fallers and all the rankings related news. Ian spends a minute sharing the latest from Pawtucket. And Chris cracks open the mail bag to get to your questions.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon..
8:00 - May Rankings - The New Top 20
38:30 - May Rankings - Charting 21 - 60
49:30 - It's Mailbag time
1:13:00 - Pawtucket News

Got a question? Is it time to challenge the wisdom of the Rankings Committee? Want more depth on Pawtucket and what's up with Henry Owens, Blake Swihart and International man of Mystery Rusney Castillo? Email us.


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Direct download: SoxProspects_04302017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

Ian and Chris welcome Chaz Fiorino to the Podcast and go deep on Portland. We have an update on Rafael Devers. We go into the intrigue of Aneury Tavarez spend more time as a Sea Dog. Chaz and Ian play bullpen bingo with the Portland 'pen. We peer into the mailbag to find out just what we have in both Ben Taylor and Jamie Callahan and we bid a parting tribute to our friend and now former colleague Matt Heugel.

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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - We wish our good friend Matt Heugel a fond farewell. 4:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
6:30 - April in Portland
9:30 - Portland Hitters
27:30 - Portland Starters
41:00 - Portland's 'Pen
58:00 - It's the Ben Taylor Mailbag

Got a question? Want to hear more detail about what makes Greenville's rotation interesting? Or maybe you're looking for an update on the best outfield in the system. Email us.

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Direct download: 2017-0413.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Real actual baseball. Minor League season kicked off tonight and with the rains in the northeast, Pawtucket and Portalnd were washed away. And what better time than now to review rosters and dip into the mailbag to answer your questions. Ian and Chris check in on the Portland bullpen quartet. The compare the depth between Salem and Portland. Ian still isn't buying the Roniel Raudes story. Greenville's rotation looks to be the best of the minor league affiliates. Jeremy Rivera's suspension gives the guys a chance to discuss the minor league policies for drug suspensions. And we've got your emails. Listen In!

Podcast Show Notes

1:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
10:30 - Ian's Misadventures with the Lowell mascot
12:00 - Pawtucket Roster Review
29:00 - Portland Roster Review
43:00 - Salem Roster Review
58:00 - Greenville Roster Review
1:15:00 - Twitter Mailbag - #AskSP

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Direct download: SoxProspects_04052017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT

With Fort Myers in the rearview mirror, Chris and Ian stick a set of chopsticks into Spring Training. Chris sits down with Sox farmhand and member of the upstart Team Israel team, Mike Myers. Ian elaborates on the Jason Groome experience. Chris and Ian review the A-Ball pitchers and hitters from the end of the Spring Training trip. Chris swerves by his standing rant about how the Rule 5 draft hurts Latin players. Tyler Hill makes another Podcast appearance as the Sox continue to trial him in center this spring. Listen In!

Podcast Show Notes

1:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon. 5:30 - Corner Outfielder Mike Myers on his WBC experience
17:00 - Ian's #Winning Spring Training
20:00 - Updates on the Greenville and Salem pitchers
52:00 - Lightning Round on A-Ball Hitters

Got a question? Want to hear more about the new rankings? Or maybe you're looking for some more detail on the A-Ball hitters. Email us or tweet using the hashtag #AskSP.

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Direct download: SoxProspects_03222017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am EDT