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The most comprehensive Red Sox minor league discussion on the web.

As we reach the major league All-Star Break, Chris and Ian update us on changes in the site rankings, including the additions of the top international signee and final draft signings. Ian has seen Lowell and reports on a very interesting Spinners roster. Durbin Feltman is (was?) dealing. Jarren Duran is very fast. Meanwhile, Chris ventured to luxurious Woodbridge to see Salem. Bobby Dalbec is mashing. Bryan Mata is very young (and in the Futures Game, which Chris was also at). We also got to your emails. Ian weighs in on the challenges of scouting just the stat line. And leading off, Chris shared some good news: You should be getting podcast goodness more regularly now. You’re welcome.

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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
03:30 - July 15th rankings update
26:30 - J2 signings
29:30 - Final draft signings update
35:00 - Scouting the system: Lowell
46:15 - Scouting the system: Salem
1:04:00 - Emails

Players mentioned in the show

Bobby Dalbec
Tzu-Wei Lin
Roniel Raudes
Jarren Duran
Durbin Feltman
Denyi Reyes
Kutter Crawford
Jhonathan Diaz
Eduardo Lopez
Chris Machamer
Thad Ward
Tyler Dearden
Devlin Granberg
Kole Cottam
Tyler Esplin
Michael Chavis
Bryan Mata
Tanner Houck
Matt Barnes
CJ Chatham
Brett Netzer
Darwinzon Hernadez
Christopher Acosta
Ryan Brasier
Ty Buttrey

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Direct download: Podcast_Episode_141_-_I_can_probably_talk_about_this_now.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Surely, you can't be serious! It looks like Chris and Ian picked the right time to record a podcast. The new rankings have landed. The Red Sox have locked in their draft picks in the upright position. International signings are cleared for take-off. Join Chris and Ian as they taxi through the system. Their first stop is the Steve Pearce trade. They go over the likelihood of more trades to add to Boston's budget for the July 2 prospects. Chris highlights the big movers and all the debuts in the new rankings. Ian recaps who he's seen at Pawtucket and Lowell.

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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
02:15 - Farewell Santiago Espinal
10:45 - More trades are coming
13:30 - International free agency preview
16:30 - New rankings for July
24:30 - Quick draft signings update
27:45 - More rankings talk
33:30 - Notables at AAA: Buttrey, Travis and Jerez
43:45 - Jarren Duran could be a guy
47:00 - Stateside debut of Alexander Montero
52:00 - Emails

Players mentioned in the show

Sam Travis
Santiago Espinal
Michael Chavis
Bryan Mata
Tanner Houck
Tristan Casas
Nick Decker
Danny Diaz
Antoni Flores
Nick Northcut
Durbin Feltman
Travis Lakins
Ty Buttrey
Williams Jerez
Jarren Duran
Alexander Montero
Jordan Weems

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep_140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Remember that episode of Spring Training scouting reports we promised? Here it is. With the benefit of time (prepare to grimace when the guys excitedly talk about how great Jay Groome looked...), it looks like Chris and Ian saw some things coming and were way off on others. Listen in and find out!

Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
03:25 - Jay Groome
12:20 - Tanner Houck
20:30 - Sam Travis
22:30 - Darwinzon Hernandez
25:45 - Alex Scherff
29:45 - Josh Ockimey
30:45 - Roniel Raudes
34:30 - Cole Brannen
40:30 - Danny Diaz/Antoni Flores
43:45 - Jake Thompson
46:15 - Pedro Castellanos
48:30 - CJ Chatham
52:00 - Joan Martinez
54:45 - Lightning Round: Brett Netzer, Kervin Suarez, Everlouis Lozada, Santiago Espinal, Jeremy Barfield
1:03:00 - Emails: Aaron Perry, selectively aggressive, drafting, bold predictions, Bobby Dalbec, sleepers (Jhonathan Diaz, Andre Colon, Tyler Dearden, Tyler Esplin)

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Direct download: SPPod_139__The__Lost__Spring_Training_Reports.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

Well that was unexpected! On the first day of the 2018 Draft, the Red Sox selected 3B/1B Triston Casas and OF Nick Decker, high schoolers from Florida and New Jersey, respectively. Both boast raw power as their best tool and high upside. What did Chris and Ian think? If you've been listening, you probably already know, but download and find out on this special short episode!

Direct download: Draft2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

That's Juan Carlos Linares who looks like one of the Beagle Brothers. And if we're referencing JC Linares, who ranked in the top twenty in 2011, then you know that, yeah, the system isn't looking good right now. But that system transformed in a minute during the 2011 draft, and guess what time it is? With the first and second rounds on Monday night, Ian highlighted his take on the Sox draft strategy for the 2018 draft. The guys shared the new rankings, discussing Jay Groome's status after Tommy John, the latest on Tanner Houck and Bryan Mata at Salem, Jalen Beeks and his cut fastball, and scouting reports on Travis Lakins, Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez. Plus much more.

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Podcast Show Notes 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
5:00 - Jay Groome and the state of the farm system
11:00 - The 2011 Red Sox Draft in history
18:00 - 2018 Draft Preview
29:00 - Jay Groome tumbles in the new rankings
34:00 - Bryan Mata and Tanner Houck switch places
41:30 - Jalen Beeks is mowing down batters
49:15 - More rankings updates and scouting reports

Players Discussed:

Jay Groome
Mookie Betts
Xander Bogaerts
Kutter Crawford
Michael Chavis
Tanner Houck
Bryan Mata
Jalen Beeks
Steven Wright
CJ Chatham
Santiago Espinal
Alex Scherff
Travis Lakins
Cole Brannen
Jake Thompson
Roldani Baldwin
Ty Buttrey
Williams Jerez

Read Mike Andrews' Draft Preview on news.soxprospects.com

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._137_-_He_looks_like_one_of_the_bad_guys_from_Ducktales.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Remember us? We've been busy. #BlameHatfield. After two-and-a-half soggy weeks of minor league games, we're back. Chris and Ian start with a rundown of the top talents in the system, who both happen to be sidelined, then broke down the wonderful success stories of Bobby Poyner and Marcus Walden, who both made the big club out of spring training. The guys renewed their objections to the handling of Blake Swihart. Finally, Chris and Ian noted the season-opening roster highlights and top early performers throughout the system, running the gamut from the loaded Salem rotation, young Greenville lineup, crowded PawSox pitching staff and Portland lineup that… really needed Josh Ockimey back.


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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
6:30 - Jay Groome and Michael Chavis updates
16:00 - Injury Updates from the system
22:00 - Poyner and Walden make the big club
36:15 - Finding Blake Swihart at-bats
47:00 - Pawtucket's bullpen depth
54:45 - Portland's intriguing storylines
1:00:30 - Salem's loaded rotation
1:12:30 - Greenville's young team

Players Discussed:


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Direct download: SPPod_136_-_Ian_is_being_a_wisenheimer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am EDT

The annual rite of spring approaches—the SoxProspects staff spring training trip is coming, and to set the table, Chris and Ian preview what they are looking forward to seeing when they get to the Fort. Ian notes the remaking of Tanner Houck. Chris lists out the questions that surround Cole Brannen. Ian wants to see Darwinzon Hernandez’ new slider. Chris seeks to understand what Alex Scherff is. The guys talk about the lack of power in the system, and the guys who might reverse that trend. Chris muses on the pop-up arm that will catch the guys by surprise. And finally, they go over the potential middle infielders to build out the system’s up-the-middle talent.

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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
7:00 - Previewing the SoxProspects spring training trip
12:00 - Top 20 Prospects Guys Who I Want to See SoxProspects Podcast 2018 Draft
24:00 - Email us, Tweet us, let us know who you want updated scouting reports on
26:00 - Three themes we want to see in guys in the system
34:15 - News and notes since the last podcast

Players Discussed:

Sam Travis
Jay Groome
Michael Chavis
Alex Scherff
Tanner Houck
Cole Brannen
Aneury Tavarez
Darwinzon Hernandez
Tyler Esplin
Pedro Castellanos
Roldani Baldwin
Trenton Kemp
Austin Glorius
Kervin Suarez
Everlouis Lozada
Santiago Espinal
CJ Chatham
Andre Colon
Joan Martinez
Bryan Mata
Jose Gonzalez

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._135_2018_Spring_Training_Trip_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

The quiet winter is over. Spring training kicked off and so did, at last, the hot stove. Chris and Ian broke it all down on a transaction-heavy edition of the Podcast. Mookie won. Eduardo Nunez signed. JD Martinez ... was signing. The guys bode farewell to Ben Taylor and Bryce Brentz. Ian deftly responded to our mailbag question. And Chris closed out the show with a brief chat with one of our Patreon contributors, Brian Morelli from SoxSignatures.com.
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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
10:00 - Mookie Betts prevailed in arbitration
18:30 - More transactions, Nunez Signs, Taylor DFA’d and Brentz traded
30:00 - JD Martinez has been signed
39:00 - Minors Transactions
45:45 - Michael Chavis is not healthy again
52:00 - Mailbag question: What is pitchability?
59:00 - Special Pateron Guest Sox Signatures’ Brian Morelli

Players Discussed:

Bryan Mata
Xander Bogaerts
Mookie Betts
Marco Hernandez
Ben Taylor
Bryce Brentz
JD Martinez
Jeremy Barfield
Blake Swihart
Brock Holt
Deven Marrero
Tzu-Wei Lin
Sam Travis
David Durden
Jake Romanski
Tommy Layne
Michael Chavis
Jalen Beeks

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Direct download: SPPod_134_-_Conspiracy_Theories_are_Real.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Chris and Ian return to talk about the glacial pace of the offseason. Henry Owens has left the system. JD Martinez still hasn’t signed with the Sox. And while the big headlines tarry, the club has signed some minor league free agents, including Ivan De Jesus Jr. who returns to the club for his third stint. The guys go over non-roster invitations, touching on Chad De La Guerra’s rise from 17th round pick to big league camp. They break down the club’s AAA rule 5 pickups. Finally, they cover both Baseball America’s and Baseball Prospectus’ rankings of the Red Sox system.

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Podcast Show Notes 

 

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:00 – The slowly developing off-season
20:00 – Farewell, Henry Owens and minor league signings
29:45 – Non-roster invitations
42:00 – Red Sox Rule 5 pickups
48:00 – Arbitration Showdown: Mookie Betts
53:00 – Outside Red Sox prospect rankings
1:14:00 – Minor league coaching staff changes

Players Discussed:

Henry Owens
Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Oscar Hernandez
Chad De La Guerra
Marco Hernandez
Danny Mars
Michael Chavis
Andy Ferguson
Luke Tendler
Yomar Valentin
Mookie Betts
Darwinzon Hernandez
Lorenzo Cedrola
Tyler Hill
Bryce Brentz

As Chris mentioned we’re hiring for a social media specialist and a contributing editor.

 

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Direct download: SPPod_133_-_Six_Degrees_of_Ivan_De_Jesus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

Throughout the year, we get questions about who the Red Sox will protect from the Rule 5 Draft in the coming offseason. This week, we learned who those players are, so what better time to discuss? Why did the Red Sox protect Jalen Beeks, Ty Buttrey, and Chandler Shepherd? Listen and find out! Plus, the Arizona Fall League is over, so we recapped the fall campaigns of Michael Chavis, Henry Owens, and their compatriots on the league champion Peoria Javelinas. Finally, we mused about how Blake Swihart and Marco Hernandez might fit on the 2018 Red Sox roster.

Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:30 - Scouting Reports on Jalen Beeks, Chandler Shepherd and Ty Buttrey
20:15 - Players not added to the roster ahead of the rule 5 draft
28:30 - Arizona Fall League Wrap
37:00 – Other Winter League notes

Players Discussed:

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Direct download: 2017-1121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT