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

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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