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

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

We recorded a podcast. Then the Red Sox went and did things that made the podcast old news before we even released it. So here is an addendum to our last episode, talking about the additions of Bryce Brentz and Williams Jerez to the 40-man roster; why Rusney Castillo might never see the majors under his current contract; and the Red Sox making some MLB coaching hires, including a few with ties to the farm system. Chris also opened the show with a few words about the passing of 17-year-old Daniel Flores.

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Podcast Show Notes 

0:15 - Daniel Flores, In Memoriam
10:45 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
12:00 - Post-World Series transaction recap
13:30 - Bryce Brentz joins the 40-Man
21:30 - Rusney Castillo and the new CBA
28:00 - Williams Jerez quick scouting report
31:30 - Welcome aboard Tony LaRussa
34:00 - Coaching staff round up 

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Direct download: Addendum_ep.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

Chris and Ian are back to wrap up the 2017 season and look ahead to 2018. In news, the club signed some minor league free agents and the major league club got a new manager. How might those events trickle down to other players and coaches in the system? Is Bryce Brentz coming back? Is Carlos Febles moving up to the majors? (As it turned out, the answer to both was "yes.") Plus, the fall and winter leagues are up and running, so we're due for an update. Wrapping up the 2017 season, the guys discussed some season-end awards and the site's official season-end rankings.

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Podcast Show Notes  

3:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:30 - Minor League Free Agent signings wrap up
9:15 - So Long John Farrell; Hello Alex Cora
17:30 - Fall and Winter Leagues
34:15 - Season End Rankings are up
40:00 - State of the System
58:30 - Awards and Final Thoughts on 2017
1:11:00 - System Highs and Lows
1:23:30 - Listener Mail

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Direct download: SPPod_131_Blame_Hatfield.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

September brings us minor league playoffs, September call-ups in both the majors and minors, and of course, a new set of rankings. Who's fueling the Greenville Drive's playoff run? Why is Chris so fired up about Bryce Brentz? Who did Ian try to rank much higher than the other brass members? Listen and find out!

Show notes
0:00 - Intro and housekeeping
4:55 - The DSL Sox made the playoffs?
6:20 - The Greenville Drive are still alive
24:19 - Lowell's September call-ups
29:25 - Boston's September call-ups... and Bryce Brentz staying home
47:10 - September rankings talk & the rankings process

Players discussed:
Brendan Nail
Jagger Rusconi
Pedro Castellanos
Daniel Gonzalez
Hildemaro Requena
Everlouis Lozada
Kervin Suarez
Cole Brannen
Bryce Brentz
Sam Travis
Bryan Mata
Travis Houck
Michael Chavis
Nick Duron
Justin Haley

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Direct download: 2017-0911.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

With the calendar turning to September and the minor league season about to wrap up, Chris and Ian discussed the news and took a bunch of your questions! The Arizona Fall League rosters have been released, and the Red Sox are sending an interesting crew into the desert in October. The news highlights included Jay Groome's season ending with an injury, the in-game debut of a 2017 draftee and the on-mound debut of another, and a few transactions of note. And finally, you came through with an 80-grade set of mailbag questions. Why doesn't raw power always actualize in games? Might Mookie Betts ever move back to second base? Where would Blake Swihart rank if he were still eligible for the site rankings? The answers to these and more await!

 

 

0:00 - Welcome, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus it's the SoxProspects Annual Drive.

6:45 - Analyzing the Red Sox Arizona Fall League participants

25:30 - Other news

39:10 - Scouting reports from Portland and Lowell

46:20 - Mailbag!

 

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Players discussed:

  • Michael Chavis
  • Chad De La Guerra
  • Josh Tobias
  • Ty Buttrey
  • Bobby Poyner
  • Brian Johnson
  • Henry Owens
  • Brendan Nail
  • Zach Schellenger
  • Zach Scherff
  • Lukas Young
  • Noe Ramirez
  • Steve Selsky
  • Rafael Rincones
  • Jay Groome
  • Taylor Grover
  • Angel Padron
  • Rio Gomez
  • Trey Ganns
  • Enmanuel De Jesus
  • Daniel Gonzalez
  • Dedgar Jimenez
  • Josh Ockimey
  • Yorvin Pantoja
  • Dominic LoBrutto
  • Taylor Ahearn
  • Jeremy Barfield
  • Mike Olt
  • Rusney Castillo
  • Jordan Weems
  • Devon Fisher
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Direct download: 08312017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Promotions marked the start of August, and having seen Pawtucket, Portland, and Lowell recently between them, Chris and Ian had plenty to talk about. Included in the first-hand talk are the surging (and relevant again?) Bryce Brentz, the new-look Henry Owens, the red-hot Michael Chavis, and 2017 draftees Brett Netzer and Jake Thompson, among others.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus it's the SoxProspects Annual Drive.
9:30 - Josh Ockimey Promotion
14:30 - Early August Promotions Round-Up
21:30 - Blake Swihart is Playing Again
25:15 - Ian's Notes from Pawtucket
49:30 - Chris' Reflections on Portland
1:15:00 - Lowell Lightning Round
1:20:45 - Pawtucket relocation?

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Direct download: SoxProspects_08142017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT