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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

It's the trade deadline. Chris and Ian broke down the trades to acquire Addison Reed for Jamie Callahan, Stephen Nogosek and Gerson Bautista and Eduardo Nunez for Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. They bid farewell to Luis Ysla, who was dealt the Dodgers in a move to clear room for Nunez on the roster. They celebrated the promotion of wunderkind Rafael Devers, now hitting sixth in your Red Sox lineup. Devers wasn't the only promotion in the system and the guys tackled all the news and notes surrounding a very busy trade deadline. Plus, we opened the mailbag with your questions, comments and considerations.

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Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus it's the SoxProspects Annual Drive.
9:00 - Red Sox acquire Addison Reed
29:45 - Rafael Devers can hit a little bit
32:45 - Red Sox land Eduardo Nunez
45:00 - Injury Update on David Price and Brian Johnson
51:00 - The return of Justin Haley
55:30 - Other promotion news
59:30 - Luis Ysla, See Ya
1:02:45 - Scouting Tanner Houck
1:07:30 - Listener Mail

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Direct download: SoxProspects_07302017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EST

Chris and Ian battle technical difficulties on a big news weekend. Rafael Devers got upped. They say so long to Pablo Sandoval and Jhonny Peralta. They also discuss the recently shuffled rankings now that the draft and the J2 signing period are in the books. But, the trade deadline looms. Is Todd Frazier on the way? And if so, how much, how much is it going to cost the Red Sox? And will the players who will need to vie for a spot on the 40-man roster ahead of this winter's rule 5 draft be among the guys dealt? Ian spent some time watching Portland before Devers was promoted and drops some gems on the guys he saw. And we get to your emails.

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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.
7:15 - News - The Big Promotion
12:45 - Final Draft Signing Update
23:00 - Rankings Update
36:45 - Listener Email on injury updates
49:15 - Trade Deadline Talk
1:00:00 - Possibly Premature Rule 5 Talk
1:06:45 - Quick Hits on Portland Players
1:11:30 - More Listener Mail

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Direct download: SoxProspects_07162017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

A very special Independence Day edition of the SoxProspects Podcast brings Ben Badler back to talk about the Red Sox's haul of international free agents. The guys talked with Ben about Venezuelan catcher Daniel Flores, the consensus second-ranked prospect in the 2017 class, and the rest of the players who've signed. Chris and Ian also talked about the players traded for international bonus pool money, the latest draft signings, and the latest rankings.

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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.
8:00 - Draft Signings Update
13:30 - Trades for international bonus pool space
27:30 - Rankings update
43:00 - Listener emails
50:45 - Baseball America's Ben Badler

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Prospects discussed:
  • Nick Longhi
  • Stanley Espinal
  • Imeldo Diaz
  • Michael Chavis
  • Tanner Houck
  • Bryan Mata
  • Bobby Dalbec
  • Cole Brannen
  • Alex Scherff
  • Tzu-Wei Lin
  • Brett Netzer
  • Zach Schellenger
  • Jay Groome
  • Rafael Devers
  • Sam Travis
  • Bryce Brentz
  • Chad De La Guerra
  • Bobby Poyner
  • Christopher Acosta
  • Daniel Flores
  • Danny Dia
  • Antoni Flores
  • Nelfy Abreu
  • Denny Daza
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Direct download: SoxProspects_07032017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

Ian and Chris hung out to discuss the latest news on the Red Sox system. The promotion of Michael Chavis and what that means for both Chavis and Rafael Devers headlines the discussion. Will Chavis even be in the Sox system after the trade deadline? The promotion of Tzu-Wei Lin to Boston prompted another discussion of the team's lack of infield depth. There were plenty of draft signings to cover, Ian provided a run down of what he's seen in Lowell so far, and the guys discussed the long road ahead for Jay Groome.

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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:30 - Breaking News - Everybody loves promotions
25:00 - Congrats Tzu-Wei Lin, Major Leaguer
33:00 - Draft Signings update
47:30 - Lowell, oh Lowell
53:00 - The Jay Groome Experience
63:00 - Pawtucket Pitchers
69:00 - Listener Mail

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Direct download: 2017-0625.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EST