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J.D. Martinez is coming back. And so are Chris and Ian to detail the latest off-season developments. First on tap, the aforementioned non-opt-out of the Red Sox designated hitter. But Chris and Ian caution, that doesn’t mean he’ll be suiting up for the Sox. Nor does it mean that Mookie Betts is getting dealt. But that’s another show. Continuing on this show, the guys share updates from the Team USA Premier 12 tournament, which features four top ten Sox Prospects. After a quick email from one of our Canadian listeners, Chris and Ian get to the main event. They explain and go in-depth on MLB’s proposal to alter minor league baseball. Make no mistake change is coming to the minors.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:30 – JD Martinez decided not to opt-out
14:45 – Team USA Premier 12
23:30 – The lost email
26:30 – MLB’s proposal to alter minor league baseball

Players mentioned in the show

Bobby Dalbec
CJ Chatham
Tanner Houck
Noah Song
Esteban Quiroz
Che-Hsuan Lin
Bubba Bell
Zach Daeges
Tony Granadillo
Justin Masterson
Chris Marrero

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Direct download: SPPod_168_-_Scott_Boras_is_a_genius.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EST

The hot stove fires have been stoked. Ian and Chris discuss the looming offseason. Topping it off, meet Chaim Bloom. The Red Sox took their time and did their due diligence. Bloom brings a creative mind and a collaborative spirit to the ball club. And his first move highlights a course correction. Along with Bloom, the Sox added new coaches to the big league bench. Chris and Ian pivot to rankings. They focus on the challenge of number three. Including a digression on the physics of baseball travel and manufacture. Working through the new rankings, Ian comments on how Instructs differed from prior years. The lack of games made it a challenge to assess the talented DSL guys in the system. We wrap up with the mailbag, both international and domestic editions.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
7:30 - Welcome to Boston, Chaim Bloom
25:00 - Coaching hires
28:30 - International signing
34:00 - New offseason rankings
1:02:00 - Instructs looks at DSL guys
1:07:50 - Mailbag: International Edition
1:13:00 - Explaining the new Instructs
1:14:30 - Rest of the mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Chih-Jung Liu
Yoan Aybar
Brock Bell
Chase Shugart
Kutter Crawford
Bryan Mata
Triston Casas
Jay Groome
Gilberto Jimenez
Bobby Dalbec
Jarren Duran
Tanner Houck
Noah Song
CJ Chatham
Thaddeus Ward
Ryan Zeferjahn
Aldo Ramirez
Matthew Lugo
Chris Murphy
Nick Decker
Cameron Cannon
Brayan Bello
Antoni Flores
Cedanne Rafaela
Marcus Wilson
Jorge Rodriguez
Pedro Castellanos
Brandon Howlett
Darel Belen
Brainer Bonaci
Bryan Gonzalez
Eduardo Lopez
Eduard Bazardo

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Direct download: SPPod_167_Halloween_Candy_Buyback_Program.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

You may have heard about this. The Red Sox dismissed Dave Dombrowski Sunday night. Chris and Ian question the timing (of the announcement, not the decision). They make the case for why the club needed to make a change. Ian describes the lack of depth in the upper minors that put the Red Sox in a "No Man's Land" for in-season options. But the discussion is not solely centered on the now departed Dealer Dave. The rosters for the Arizona Fall League are almost entirely set. Boston's contingency is prospect heavy and very interesting. In contrast, clubs are changing the way they handle the fall Instructional Leagues and various foreign winter leagues, which Chris details briefly. And we close the show with an interesting note from the mailbag and a quick update on the clubs in the minor league playoffs.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:30 - Dombrowski's dismissal
44:40 - Arizona Fall League review
51:00 - How Instructs are changing
59:00 - Listener Mailbag
1:07:20 - Abbreviated Playoff update

Players mentioned in the show

Mike Shawaryn
Sandy Leon
Tanner Houck
Bryan Mata
Jarren Duran
Marcus Wilson
CJ Chatham
Yoan Aybar
Stephen Scott
Brett Netzer
Ryan Fitzgerald
Jay Groome
Triston Casas
Darwinzon Hernandez
Gilberto Jimenez
Bobby Dalbec
Antoni Flores
Nick Decker
Danny Diaz
Bryan Mata
Chris Murphy
Noah Song

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Direct download: SPPod_166_-_I_think_we_got_a_lot_to_talk_about.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am EST

Even if the ultimate goal of minor league games is player development, winning still matters to those players. With Lowell and Salem qualifying for the post-season, we get more looks. Case in point, Ian saw both Spinner wins last week. He got good looks at Jay Groome, Yusniel Padron-Artiles, and Big Joe Davis among others. Chris and Ian talk through the Salem guys who shined in their post season series. And they close out the show by going through September's system rankings update.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:15 - Post-season results for Lowell and Salem
13:15 - Scouting Lowell's pitchers
29:30 - Big Joe Davis and the Lowell hitters
43:00 - Updating the book on Ryan Zeferjahn and Aldo Ramirez
52:00 - Salem's post season run
1:06:15 - September rankings update
1:25:00 - Mailbag question

Players mentioned in the show

Jay Groome
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Big Joe Davis
Cameron Cannon
Roldani Baldwin
Ceddanne Rafaela
Matthew Lugo
Ryan Zeferjahn
Aldo Ramirez
Nick Decker
Thaddeus Ward
Tyler Esplin
AJ Politi
Jarren Duran
Gilberto Jimenez
Brandon Howlett
Brayan Bello
Pedro Castellanos
Yoan Aybar
Jorge Rodriguez
Jhonathan Diaz
Alex Scherff

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Direct download: SPPod_165_-_The_Ballad_of_Big_Joe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am EST

After focusing on the Lowell Spinners last episode, Chris and Ian emptied their scouting notebooks, which they filled in recent weeks with stops to see the Greenville Drive and Portland Sea Dogs. As if that weren't enough, Red Sox VP of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard joined the podcast to talk about scouting for the draft generally and the 2019 draft class in particular.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Chris mentioned Patreon game updates, visit our Patreon page to get more details on how you can get exclusive access to the latest news from the system
4:30 - Jay Groome returns
11:00 - Greenville scouting update
30:15 - Yoan Aybar promoted to Salem
32:15 - Portland scouting update
1:02:15 - Rikard interview

Players mentioned in the show

Jay Groome
Noah Song
Ryan Zeferjahn
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Gilberto Jimenez
Triston Casas
Brandon Howlett
Tyler Dearden
Kervin Suarez
Cole Brannen
Kevin Biondic
Chase Shugart
Denyi Reyes
Yoan Aybar
Robbie Baker
Yorvin Pantoja
Alex Demchak
Jarren Duran
Brett Netzer
Marcus Wilson
Bryan Mata
Daniel McGrath
Eduard Bazardo
Dedgar Jimenez
Jordan Weems
Robinson Leyer
Matthew Gorst
Thaddeus Ward
Chris Murphy
Mookie Betts
Cameron Cannon
Bobby Dalbec
Matthew Lugo
Brock Bell
Brendan Cellucci
Daniel Bakst
Feleipe Franks

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Direct download: SPPod_164_-_Mike_Rikard_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

The annual summer hiatus is over. Chris and Ian return to update you with the latest from around the Red Sox' system. First up, they share insights on the DSL guys dealt for Andrew Cashner. The guys do a back of the envelope review of the 2020 big league club bench. From there, Chris goes over the late season promotions. With that covered, Ian and Chris talk about the Lowell Spinners. And man, that club is interesting. There isn't a night where you won't see a dude on the hill. Chris and Ian break down who's shoving, raking and the guys who just need the offseason to get here. In closing, the guys crack open the mailbag to get to your questions.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Chris mentioned Patreon game updates, visit our Patreon page to get more details on how you can get exclusive access to the latest news from the system
4:30 - Welcome to Boston, Andrew Cashner
7:30 - Quick look at 2020's big league bench
10:30 - Promotions roundup
24:00 - Lowell's pitching is really interesting
54:00 - The hitters in Lowell are too
1:16:00 - Listener Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Elio Prado
Noelberth Romero
Sam Travis
Michael Chavis
Marco Hernandez
Bobby Dalbec
CJ Chatham
Tzu-Wei Lin
Tanner Houck
Josh Taylor
Marcus Wilson
Devlin Granberg
Kyri Washington
Noah Song
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Ryan Zeferjahn
Chris Murphy
Aldo Ramirez
Bryan Lucas
Gilberto Jimenez
Nick Decker
Cameron Cannon
Antoni Flores
Stephen Scott
Joe Davis
Jhon Nunez
Jorge Rodriguez

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Direct download: SPPod_163_-_I_want_to_be_from_hot_waters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am EST

The draft signing deadline has passed, and the Red Sox were busy. Chris and Ian took a look at the organization’s final push to add amateur talent and sized up the 2019 class. Plus, a new month means new rankings and a chance to discuss some promotions and moves to the bullpen, as well as some recent looks at the Lowell Spinners. And we close, as always, with a heaping helping of your emails!

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0:00: Intro
3:30: Draft signings: Song signed for a Song and Day 3 overslot signings
18:05: New Rankings, including discussion of...
- July 2 signings
- Bryan Mata moving up (& moving up)
- Darwinzon and Houck move to the ‘pen
- Checking in on Jimenez & Flores, plus more from Lowell
- Thaddeus Ward and pitch design
49:35: Listener emails: answers about Mookie, Houck, and Song, among others

Players discussed:
Cameron Cannon
Noah Song
Chris Murphy
Cody Scroggins
Stephen Scott
Brendan Cellucci
Blake Loubier
Karson Simas
Bradley Blalock
Feleipe Franks
Bryan Mata
Darwinzon Hernandez
Tanner Houck
Gilberto Jimenez
Matthew Lugo
Thaddeus Ward
Brock Bell
Marcus Wilson
Felix Cepeda
Eduard Bazardo
Aldo Ramirez
Jaxx Groshans
Daniel Bakst
Nick Northcut
Bryan Lucas
Jarren Duran
Mookie Betts
Bobby Dalbec
CJ Chatham

Direct download: SPPod_7.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

With the short season clubs starting to get into full swing, Chris and Ian have a lot to talk about as we enter the busiest time of the year. The guys discuss what the Chris Owings signing means for the organization's roster depth, Michael Chavis' adjustments, Rafael Devers becoming one of the club's best players, and some draft signings to open things. Ian provides some updates from Lowell's opening weekend on Antoni Flores, Nick Decker, Gilberto Jimenez, Nick Northcut and more. Chris then takes over, analyzing some of the early returns from the DSL and looking at quick starts from Bryan Gonzalez, Albert Feliz, Brainer Bonaci, and more. A listener email asks about Jarren Duran's raw power and whether Decker could rise in the rankings.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. And as a reminder, we're in the midst of our Annual Donation Drive. We need your help and every contribution makes a difference.
6:00 - Chris Owings and the infield depth
10:00 - MLB updates: Hernandez, Chavis, Devers
13:15 - Draft signings roundup
24:00 - Scouting reports from Lowell
56:15 - Early returns from the DSL
1:07:15 - Listener Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Chris Owings
Marco Hernandez
Michael Chavis
Rafael Devers
Cameron Cannon
Ryan Zeferjahn
Jaxx Groshans
Chris Murphy
Brock Bell
Wil Dalton
Cody Scroggins
Stephen Scott
Matthew Lugo
Noah Song
Antoni Flores
Nick Decker
Gilberto Jimenez
Nick Northcut
Yusniel Padron-Artiles
Yasel Santana
Joan Martinez
Jonathan Diaz
Eduardo Lopez
Eduardo Vaughan
Bryan Gonzalez
Albert Feliz
Giancarlos Santana
Brainer Bonaci
Elio Prado
Jarren Duran

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Direct download: SPPod_161_-_We_always_finish_with_the_emails.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

The 2019 draft is in the books, and it’s time for Chris and Ian to break it all down! Off the heels of our recap of the first two picks, we examined trends and discussed noteworthy players selected in rounds 3-40. Plus, we’ve got new June rankings, including a new top prospect, and the guys broke it all down. And as always, we answer your listener emails! 

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0:00 – Intro, and it’s the SoxProspects.com Donations Drive.

5:15 – Transactions highlighted by Bryan Mata and Marco Hernandez returns

10:18 – Mike Shawaryn, reliever

11:55 – The Michael Chavis update and the Boston first base situation

20:40 – 2019 Draft Recap

43:35 – Triston Casas at #1, and the rest of the June rankings update

1:01:40 – Listener Mailbag: Eduard Bazardo, comparing Chavis and Shaw, drafting pitchers, and Jay Groome

 

Players discussed:

Bryan Mata

Marco Hernandez

Brian Johnson

Mike Shawaryn

Michael Chavis

Josh Ockimey

Sam Travis

Dylan Hardy

Cameron Cannon

Matthew Lugo

Ryan Zaferjahn

Noah Song

Jaxx Groshans

Brock Bell

Chris Murphy

Wil Dalton

Sebastian Keane

Jordan Beck

Aaron Roberts

Oraj Anu

Daniel Bakst

Felipe Franks

Thayer Thomas

Caleb Hill

Triston Casas

Thaddeus Ward

Devlin Granberg

Bobby Dalbec

Jarren Duran

Darwinzon Hernandez

Jay Groome

CJ Chatham

Antoni Flores

Tanner Houck

Durbin Feltman

Ryan Fitzgerald

Kyle Hart

Enmanuel De Jesus

Eduard Bazardo

Travis Shaw

Jalen Beeks

 

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Direct download: SoxProspects.com_Podcast_Episode_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

It's that time of year: the Red Sox are adding some new blood to the system! On the first night of the 2019 MLB Draft, Boston selected Arizona shortstop Cameron Cannon and Puerto Rican shortstop Matthew Lugo. Chris and Ian hopped on for some SoxProspects After Dark analysis of the picks, plus some quick thoughts on outfielder Jarren Duran's promotion to Portland and a mea culpa on missing Greenville right-hander Thaddeus Ward when they discussed pending promotions last week.

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Players discussed:
Cameron Cannon
Matthew Lugo
Jarren Duran
Thaddeus Ward

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Direct download: SoxProspects_Draft_Day_1_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am EST

Fresh off his tour of Athens and the Hellenic Republic (many olives were crushed) Chris rejoins Ian to get back into the groove in our first podcast of the summer. With Memorial Day in our rearview mirror, the guys turn their attention to the draft coming up next week. They pivot to Michael Chavis who will not be heading back to Pawtucket any time soon. Next Chris and Ian tackle the likely prospect promotions to hit in the coming weeks. Ian notes the worrisome shoulder issue that has sidelined Bryan Mata. And the guys close out the show with a quick peak into the mailbag to talk about the new baseballs in Triple A, the scouting scale and two prospects who look to be in line for big league gigs in the coming years. Plus, we welcome back the Ludlow Thieves.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon  where you can get updated scouting reports right after we go to the park by signing up to contribute at the $2 or higher level.
5:00 - Early draft talk
9:00 - Michael Chavis hits home runs
16:00 - Prospect promotion season
37:00 - Injury updates
38:30 - Mailbag time

Players mentioned in the show

Christopher Acosta
Michael Chavis
Alex Demchak
Rio Gomez
Jarren Duran
Bobby Dalbec
Chandler Shepherd
Ryan Fitzgerald
Marco Hernandez
CJ Chatham
Devlin Granberg
Triston Casas
Brandon Howlett
Nick Northcut
Joan Martinez
Bryan Mata
Josh Ockimey

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Direct download: SPPod_158_-_someone_has_to_put_you_in_your_place.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

Chris is ready for his trip to Greece and all the Feta cheese he can eat. But before it’s wheels up, he and Ian cover a lot of ground in the first podcast of May. First up is a look at the way power numbers at AAA are going to impact various fringy power guys in the Sox system. Then they talk about the new second baseman with the big club. This kid has got plenty of raw and is showing it in games. Chris brings up a provision in the CBA regarding rehab assignments, which leads us into an injury update. Finally, the guys break down the new May Rankings. Lots to cover and so little time, so

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon where you can get updated scouting reports right after we go to the park by signing up to contribute at the $2 or higher level.
5:00 – An early mailbag
15:45 – Your new starting second baseman: Michael Chavis
20:00 – Rehab rules and injury updates
27:00 – May rankings update
55:00 – Timing for promotions

Players mentioned in the show

Pedro Castellanos
Jarren Duran
CJ Chatham
Bobby Dalbec
Darwinzon Hernandez
Mike Miller
Rusney Castillo
Michael Chavis
Dustin Pedroia
Steve Pearce
Brock Holt
Tzu-Wei Lin
Triston Casas
Bryan Mata
Durbin Feltman
Marcus Wilson
Alex Scherff
Brayan Bello
Kutter Crawford
Zach Schellenger
Denyi Reyes
Mike Shawaryn
Thaddeus Ward
Ryan Fitzgerald
Yoan Aybar
Alexander Montero
Andrew Schwaab
Kyle Hart
Tanner Nishioka
Joan Martinez

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Direct download: SPPod_157_Definitely_gonna_crush_some_olives.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

We have a lot to discuss. Chavis is up. Swihart is out. And Christian Vazquez is…playing second base? You know, all these moves, it’s starting to feel like the Sox might be scuffling and scrambling and oh yeah. It’s time, isn’t it? Panic mode engaged! Chris and Ian wade into the fray to break down Chavis’ debut. Chris rants about how poorly the Red Sox handled Blake Swihart in the last couple of years. And then the guys get back to the system. We meet Marcus Wilson, who comes to the system in the Swihart deal. Plus, both Ian and Chris got to the ballpark. The guys break down several prospects with extended scouting reports. And speaking of trips to the ballpark, did you know you can get updated scouting reports right after we go to the park by signing up at Patreon and contributing at the $2 level? Visit Sox Prospects on Patreon for the details. No mailbag today, but get your emails and tweets in for our next episode, but for now

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:45 – Michael Chavis gets the call
19:30 – DFAing Blake Swihart, a rant
49:30 – Meet Marcus Wilson
53:00 – Ian saw Pawtucket
1:00:30 – Chris saw Salem

Players mentioned in the show

Michael Chavis
Garrett Benge
Tony Renda
Tzu-Wei Lin
Mike Miller
Blake Swihart
Christian Vazquez
Sandy Leon
Brock Holt
Ryan Lavarnway
Marcus Wilson
Mike Shawaryn
Josh Taylor
Travis Lakins
Josh Ockimey
Jarren Duran
Ryan Fitzgerald
Pedro Castellanos
Enmanuel De Jesus
Kutter Crawford
Andrew Politi
Jake Cosart

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Direct download: SPPod_156_This_is_a_monologue_coming_up_folks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm EST

Yeah, about that World Series title defense—Chris and Ian have some thoughts. First up, now is not the time to panic. As Ian notes, the West Coast swing always presents challenges. And second, minor league baseball is back. The full-season affiliates are playing games and the guys are dialed in to break down the rosters and share more thoughts from camp. (Speaking of camp, make sure you check out our new Patreon benefit – Game Updates.) Ian goes over his impressions of a stacked Portland roster. They discuss the talent in Greenville, highlighting the depth of teenage talent in the system. The break down the rest of the system, plus the guys who stood out in camp who did not make a full season roster. And the guys bust open the mailbag to close out the show.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:00 – The big club’s struggles to start the season
9:30 – Opening rosters decisions
1:14:30 – Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Colten Brewer
Brian Johnson
Brock Holt
Tzu-Wei Lin
Marcus Walden
Chandler Shepherd
Blake Swihart
Sandy Leon
Michael Chavis
Josh Ockimey
Sam Travis
Bobby Dalbec
Chad De La Guerra
Mike Shawaryn
Travis Lakins
Darwinzon Hernandez
Tanner Houck
CJ Chatham
Durbin Feltman
Denyi Reyes
Jordan Weems
Brett Netzer
Bryan Mata
Kutter Crawford
Joan Matinez
Jake Thompson
Andrew Politi
Jarren Duran
Pedro Castellanos
Tanner Nishioka
Ryan Fitzgerald
Alex Scherff
Thad Ward
Brayan Bello
Yasel Santana
Chris Machamer
Yoan Aybar
Triston Casas
Brandon Howlett
Tyler Esplin
Devlin Granberg
Antoni Flores
Nick Decker
Nick Northcut
Danny Diaz
Gilberto Jimenez
Miguel Suero
Osvaldo De La Rosa
Jonathan Diaz

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Direct download: SPPod_155__Literally_everyone_moved.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am EST

JetBlue is bustling. There’s new grass on the field. The Sox are playing and getting geared up for the defense of their World Series victory. (It never gets old saying that) And with Spring in the air, Chris, Ian, Mike and the team are getting ready for their annual trip to the Fort. In this preview episode, Chris and Ian talk about the prospect stars from the first few weeks of major league camp, with Michael Chavis and Darwinzon Hernandez off to particularly hot starts. Then they break down the guys they are most looking forward to seeing on the back fields of minor league camp. And to close it out, they break open the mailbag to talk about the highest ceilings in the system.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon, where we are adding a new perk for our Patreon supporters
9:45 – Spring Training camp stars
27:30 – Who we want to see in camp
57:45 – Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Michael Chavis
Darwinzon Hernandez
Bobby Dalbec
Jonathan Diaz
Roldani Baldwin
Pedro Castellanos
Triston Casas
Danny Diaz
Brandon Howlett
Nick Northcutt
Tanner Nishioka
Chad De La Guerra
Brett Netzer
Antoni Flores
Jose Vinicio
Andre Colon
CJ Chatham
Tzu-Wei Lin
Gilberto Jimenez
Nick Decker
Jarren Duran
Angel Maita
Tyler Dearden
Tyler Esplin
Bryce Brentz
Marino Campana
Alex Scherff
Kutter Crawford
Denyi Reyes
Brayan Bello
Chase Shugart
Tanner Houck
Zach Schellenger
Yoan Aybar
Durbin Feltman
Christopher Acosta
Jay Groome

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Pitchers and catchers have begun to arrive in Fort Myers. Baseball is back and so are we. Chris and Ian bust open the mailbag to answer your questions. Would the Red Sox ever use an opener? Chris and Ian go deep on that, and the state of starting pitching development in the Red Sox system. The guys bat around some timelines for Michael Chavis’ debut. They look at the bullpen (again). Ian talks about the ultimate role of Mike Shawaryn. They discuss the Trey Ball hitting project. Jay Groome is throwing again. And finally, Chris and Ian take a look at the latest Sox system rankings from Keith Law at ESPN.com and from Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen at Fangraphs.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon [http://patreon.com/soxprospects].
12:00 – Emails
26:45 – Twitter Mailbag
51:00 – More Outside Rankings

Players mentioned in the show

Esteban Quiroz
Colten Brewer
Brian Johnson
Durbin Feltman
Chase Shugart
Thad Ward
Jay Groome
Tanner Houck
Alex Scherff
Jake Thompson
Shaun Anderson
Mike Shawaryn
Alexander Montero
Brayan Bello
Miguel Suero
Aldo Ramirez
Michael Chavis
Sam Travis
Brian Ellington
Bobby Poyner
Ryan Brasier
Erasmo Ramirez
Trey Ball
Austin Rei
Alex Scherff
Antoni Flores
Nick Decker
Bobby Dalbec
Zach Schellenger

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The countdown to Spring Training is on, and what better way to get geared up for the season than with a special guest: Red Sox VP of Amateur Scouting Mike Rikard! Mike shared insights on his career in the game-including almost 15 years with the Red Sox, the scouting process, and running a draft. With four drafts as the organization's scouting director under his belt, the guys also asked about some of his more noteworthy picks like Andrew Benintendi and Jay Groome, as well as the well-received class of 2018. Plus, Chris and Ian briefly discussed some of the team's slew of recent minor league signings.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
5:30 - Late winter news
16:45 - Meet Mike Rikard
37:00 - Picking Benintendi
42:00 - The Groome draft
47:00 - Early returns on 2018
51:00 - What's ahead

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Catch Ian on the Over the Monster Podcast

Players mentioned in the show

Bryce Brentz
Daniel Schlereth
Jenrry Mejia
Trey Ganns
Taylor Ahearn
Austin Glorius
Lukas Young
Jordan Betts
Ryan Scott
Ramfis Berroa
Brandon Howlett
Andrew Benintendi
Ben Taylor
Bobby Poyner
Logan Allen
Jay Groome
Jarren Duran
Chase Shugart
Josh Reddick
Hunter Strickland
Casey Kelly

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am EST

Happy New Year! Chris and Ian kick off 2019 with a very special guest. They welcome the Boston Globe’s Alex Speier (@alexspeier) back to the podcast for his unofficial annual appearance. Alex writes up the Sox top 10 prospects for Baseball America and holds court on the state of the system and all things Red Sox. Chris and Ian ask about Alex’s recent articles (check out the links below). He shares what makes this year’s rankings so unusual. Chris goes over both the depth at the corners in both the upper and lower minors and what the future of front office looks like. The guys wrap things up with a lightning round that highlights the most intriguing players in the system today.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:30 – Overhauling the Red Sox pitching infrastructure
16:30 – Alex’s Top 5
22:00 – System depth at the corners
29:00 – Looking at the future of the front office
34:00 – The rest of the off-season
41:00 – Lightning round

Make sure you check out Alex’s recent articles at the Globe:

How the Red Sox Rebuilt their Pitching Infrastructure

How the Red Sox Turned Fenway Park into a Biomechanics Lab for Prospects

Players mentioned in the show

Ryan Brasier
Stephen Nogosek
Gerson Bautista
Craig Hansen
Bryce Cox
Daniel Bard
Jalen Beeks
Bobby Dalbec
Michael Chavis
Jay Groome
Triston Casas
Antoni Flores
Nick Northcut
Brandon Howlett
Rafael Devers
Josh Ockimey
Sam Travis
Danny Diaz
Christian Vazquez
Blake Swihart
Tzu-Wei Lin
Marco Hernandez
Darwinzon Hernandez
Pedro Castellanos
Gilberto Jimenez
Jarren Duran
Zach Schellenger

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EST