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After a slow week (the Joely Rodriguez signing and Joy Park trade happened after we recorded, so we'll hit them next week...), the guys got back to the '22 in Review series, looking at the biggest stories in Triple-A and Double-A among the system's position players. There were ups and downs, and the guys had thoughts, per usual. Plus a quick check-in on the foreign winter leagues (oh hello, Darwinzon...).

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Direct download: SPPod266.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:47am EST

There may not be a nerdier baseball day than the Rule 5 protection deadline, and here we are again, with the Red Sox giving Chris and Ian some good fodder for discussion. Why David Hamilton? Why not Thaddeus Ward? The guys discussed that and more, plus, as always, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod265.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

The 2022 season is officially in the books, so it's time to preview what may become the defining offseason of Chaim Bloom's tenure as CBO of the Red Sox. Chris and Ian previewed all of the key dates this offseason, looked at the holes in the roster and how the team might go about filling them, who the team is likely to protect from selection in the Rule 5 Draft, and more. Plus, a brief check-in on fall/winter league action, and as always, your emails!

(Note: We apologize for the delay in releasing the episode, caused by technical issues the day after we recorded.)

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Direct download: SPPod264.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

Chris and Ian had plenty to discuss among the upper-minors pitchers last week. So, how about lower in the system? How important was the breakout of Luis Perales this season? Is there another wave of arms coming, and if so, do we even know who's in it yet? Plus, as always, your emails.

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Category: -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

With the MLB season coming to a close, it's time to look back on the year that was. Chris and Ian start their multi-part review with the arms in the system closest to MLB. We said at the beginning of the year that the organization had the most depth it had in some time... so how did it wind up turning out? Have the Red Sox finally ended their drought in developing starting pitching? The answers to that and more in this episode - plus, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

It's a grab bag of topics on this episode: Kevin Plawecki is out, Franklin German is in. Nick Northcut is out, Yu Chang is in. We know who's heading to the Arizona Fall League (and some guys playing in Puerto Rico and the Dominican), and there's going to be plenty to keep an eye on this offseason already. Do we care that the Red Sox are over the CBT? Plus a check in with Playoff Portland and of course, your e-mails!

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Direct download: SPPod261.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:42pm EST

Well, they did it after all. Triston Casas has arrived, and the guys discussed his outlook at the MLB level. Plus, we've got new rules (for next year) and new rankings (for September), plus, your emails!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

It's been a few weeks, but we've been busy. Well, Ian has at least, catching a bunch of WooSox games before a week-long trip to Greenville to see the Drive. He reported back on everything he saw, plus we had promotions to discuss and a bunch of your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod259.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

The Red Sox have added a lot of talent over the past month, which made the August rankings update particularly interesting. The guys discussed the debuts of new players and some big moves from more familiar names in the #SP60. Plus, they discussed some corresponding releases and, as always, your email questions.

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Category: -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

Buy? Sell? Get you a CBO who can do both? Chris and Ian had plenty to analyze from the trade deadline. The guys broke down Christian Vazquez's exit, the arrivals of Eric Hosmer and Tommy Pham, and of course, had the scoop on the newest crop of Sox prospects.

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Category: -- posted at: 10:43am EST

The draft signing deadline is coming up. So is the trade deadline. And you all sent us so many emails we had to cut them from the last episode and put them in this one. Sounds like we've got ourselves a podcast!

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Category: -- posted at: 10:31am EST

Once again, we had the pleasure of hosting MLB.com's very own Jim Callis to recap the Red Sox draft class! Listen in to hear what Jim thought of Boston's haul, what question Jim posed to Chris to make him hem and haw for about five minutes attempting to dodge the question, and of course, some talk about the Red Sox system over the first half.

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Category: -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

With the first night of the draft extending into the wee hours, Chris and Ian provided their kneejerk reactions to the Red Sox selections of Mikey Romero, Cutter Coffey, and (eventually) Roman Anthony. More Cali high school shortstops, eh? Here's what the guys think!

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Direct download: SPPod_254.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:19am EST

It's been a while since we've had an interview episode, but this is a good one as we welcome Red Sox Director of Player Development Brian Abraham! Our discussion hit on a number of topics on the ins and outs of player development, Brian's path to being the Sox farm director, and his thoughts on a number of current players in the system (and big leagues)! Plus, the guys opened with some quick draft thoughts and discussion of Brayan Bello's MLB debut.

We also discussed Why Not Devin, a charity Brian supported by running the Boston Marathon this year. You can learn more about this great cause at https://www.thewhynotdevinfoundation.org/. 

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Direct download: SPPod_253.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Our new number 3 prospect is set to make his MLB debut on Wednesday night, so Chris and Ian hopped on for an episode to discuss the latest rookie arm to matriculate to the big leagues for the Red Sox in 2022. The guys talked about the pitching pipeline starting to bear fruit, what to expect from the Dominican right-hander against the Rays, and what plans might be for him the rest of the season. Plus, Ian gives a report on Bryan Mata in Portland, some promotions, and a discussion of the July 1 rankings update!

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Category: -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

We are officially midway through the minor league season, so there's plenty of promotion talk, MLB roster debate, and... (checks notes)... one of the DSL teams is a juggernaut apparently? Chris and Ian broke down whose starts they're buying and whose they aren't, and of course, got a big old dose of your terrific emails.

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Category: -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

Another week, another promotion, as defensive whiz Ceddanne Rafaela got the call to Portland to headline our news segment. The guys shared their thoughts on the move, as well as Bryan Mata's return to Salem, Nick Yorke's toe, the start of the complex league season and more! Plus, Chris got around to telling us some more about what he saw from the Low-A affiliate when he got three games with the Salem Sox recently. Plus, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

As the calendar turns to June, there's plenty to discuss in the Red Sox system. Another top-tier promotion brings Brandon Walter to the loaded Worcester rotation, while his teammate, Josh Winckowski, returns from making his MLB debut. Plus the guys discuss the injuries keeping the club's top prospects on the sidelines, our new rankings, and your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

We have our first big promotion of the season, as Brayan Bello, the system's top pitching prospect, got the call to Triple-A Worcester (following consecutive SoxProspects Pitcher of the Week honors). Chris and Ian broke down the decision to move Bello up along with fellow ranked righty AJ Politi. Oh, and by the way... we've got Noah Song news! Might Red Sox fans' favorite Naval Academy grad find his way back to a baseball field after all? Plus, how John Schreiber became a thing, and your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

In this week's episode, Ian relays some more reports from his second set of games with the Sea Dogs, finishing his look at the club's stacked rotation, impressive bullpen, and ... also the lineup. Plus Chris and Ian discuss the improving 40-man depth with Connor Seabold, Josh Winckowski, and Jeter Downs, the super-brief call-up of Jarren Duran, Nick Northcut turning into the king of homers and strikeouts, the emergence of Eduardo Lopez, and much more! (NOTE: This episode was recorded before Thursday night's news that Noah Song had graduated flight school and applied for another service waiver - we'll discuss that on the next episode!)
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Direct download: SPPod_247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EST

It's a new month and that means a rankings update. Chris and Ian discussed the movement in the May 1 update and went into why, a month in, the context of player performance is especially important in evaluation. Plus, things are bad in Boston - what can be done? We close, as always, with your emails.
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Direct download: SPPod246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

The Red Sox are scuffling, particularly on offense, so it's time to ask: when do the Red Sox call up Triston Casas? Ian and Chris looked at what's ailing the MLB club and whether giving the organization's top prospect his first taste of the Bigs is what the doctor ordered. Plus, Ian has reports from Portland, with the best pitching staff in the system, and as always, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

The first full week of the minor league season is in the books, and whoever told you that's not enough of a sample size to draw conclusions from... was probably right, but we're talking about it anyway! The Portland arms and Greenville bats are red hot, but who else caught the guys' eyes? Ian has some reports from Worcester as well, plus, your emails!
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Direct download: SPPod_244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

The minor league season is here, and that means two things: our updated rankings and the release of the opening day rosters? That means plenty for Ian and Chris to discuss and analyze, so listening for who's starting where, who moved up or down in the #SP60, and as always, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_243.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

After two years (or three, depending on how you're counting) the SoxProspects crew made its triumphant return to the back fields at Fenway South! Chris and Ian have the highlights regarding who impressed, who didn't, and who to watch this season. Plus, we dissect who the Red Sox might carry on the final few roster spots and potential complications there, as well as examine how the Triston Casas-Marcelo Mayer-Nick Yorke trio compares to other top threesomes across the league and historically in the organization.

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Direct download: SPPod_242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

Well, they figured it out and the MLB lockout is over! Chris and Ian answered the call of the emergency podcast siren and got on the horn to talk about the new CBA - what we know about it at least - and how the Red Sox need to attack the compressed offseason and build a full roster! Plus, your emails!

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Category: -- posted at: 11:56pm EST

One way or another, this will be the last episode of the podcast to primarily focus on the latest regarding the lockout. With no deal yet, which minor leaguers will be most affected? How will the organization adjust? Chris and Ian looked at those questions and more. Plus, transactions and your emails, including the guys talking about how they started at SoxProspects!
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Direct download: SPPod_240.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

We may have started a podcast in the hopes that the bargaining tables we would discuss would have more to do with player contracts than labor negotiations, but right now, the lockout is the topic du jour, so Chris and Ian went deep on the issues dividing the owners and players and what is at stake. If you like Rage Chris, you will like this. But worry not! There's prospect talk in here too, including an extended debate between the guys about just how deep the Red Sox farm system is right now. If you're among those who think they agree too much, you are going to enjoy this segment!

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Direct download: SPPod_239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37am EST

While the Red Sox may be holding their Winter Warm-Up for prospects, negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA seem as chilled as ever. Still, we soldier on, discussing the organization's newest prospect camp and the newest class of international free agents along with the club's strategy internationally. Also discussed: the latest on the lockout and Seiya Suzuki rumors, plus some minor transactions. We then hit another bumper crop of great emails, talking about the Red Sox defense and its effect on pitching, player projection, what effect the lockout extending into the season may have in Worcester and Portland, and more.
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Direct download: SPPod_238.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EST

Happy New Year! Chris and Ian rang in 2022 with prospect resolutions: what should some of the system's top prospects resolve to change in the new season? And after some brief news, it was time to open a MASSIVE mailbag, as you all came through big-time to help us through the lockout doldrums with a big episode. Who has the top tools in the system? What is going to happen on the left side of the infield? Who were the guys' favorite prospects coming up? that and more on this episode!
 
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Direct download: SPPod_237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

That's right, Alex Speier's on the Podcast! Our man with the Boston Globe, fresh off of submitting his top 30 prospects for the Baseball America Prospect Handbook, joined us to talk about all things at Fenway and Down on the Farm. We've even got a bit of a throwback for the Sox farm OGs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Well, that was certainly a couple of interesting weeks! The Red Sox headed into the lockout with a flurry of activity, with three pitcher signings and the trade that brought JBJ back and a couple of new prospects into the Top 30. Chris and Ian dished on the transactions, the lockout, and even mixed in some season-end rankings talk and as always, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_235.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

Last week, the Red Sox added the four players we thought were sure things to the 40-man roster... and nobody else. What does that mean? Chris and Ian break it down, then look ahead to free agency and potential Red Sox targets. Plus, we've got a big old bag of your emails as our Thanksgiving appetizer. 

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Direct download: SPPod_234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

A former top prospect in the SoxProspects rankings (Summer 2015) has left the organization, and Chris and Ian broke down Eduardo Rodirguez's departure and gave some thoughts on early rumors linking the Red Sox to free agents. Plus, the Rule 5 Draft protection deadline is this Friday. The guys broke down the long list of potential additions and picks and spelled out how a long list of candidates does not mean there's a logjam.

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Direct download: SPPod_233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

With freshly restored wills (and internet), Chris and Ian opened the offseason officially with a new podcast. The guys reviewed the end of the Red Sox playoff run and how they did on their pre-season predictions before looking ahead to the next milestones of the offseason, in particular decisions on contract options and qualifying offers. There were some recent transactions (players and coaches) to discuss, and updates on the Arizona Fall League and international winter leagues to be had. Then, as always, your emails.

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Direct download: SPPod_232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

The Red Sox dropped game 5 of the ALCS minutes before Chris and Ian got on the line, but it's not all doom and gloom on this episode. As the Red Sox head to Houston for the end of the series, where do things stand? Chris and Ian broke down what has and has not worked thus far for Boston. Meanwhile, the Arizona Fall League is making its triumphant return after a one-year layoff, and while Triston Casas has two home runs in the season's first week, he's not the biggest Red Sox story from Scottsdale. Is Jeter Downs' hot start for real? What does it mean going forward? The guys discussed, and added some quick rankings update thoughts to close.

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Direct download: SPPod_231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44am EST

Nice and simple: The Red Sox are moving on to the ALCS. Chris and Ian break down the ALDS win over the Rays, preview the ALCS against the Astros, and leave it up to you to determine if Chris made it weird with his Dancing on My Own reference.

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Direct download: SPPod_230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

It's playoff time and the Red Sox have one win in the books! Chris and Ian recapped the Wild Card Game win over the Yankees and preview the ALDS against the Rays (including a discussion of the potential roster that will likely sound hilarious in hindsight - we'll address that next week...). Back in the minors, we finally know the Red Sox delegation to the Arizona Fall League, which included a few surprises in addition to the system's top prospect, Triston Casas. We wrapped with a spirited discussion of the SoxProspects.com All-Stars and award winners for the 2021 season and, of course, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

The Red Sox are fighting for their playoff lives. The Triple-A and DSL affiliates are in their final week. Fewer teams, but still plenty to discuss. Chris and Ian weigh in on the Red Sox wild card hopes, Jeter Downs' late-season resurgence, and the first set of players seemingly confirmed for Fall camp. Then your emails led to an extended discussion of the rules changes tested in the minor leagues this year, and more!

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Direct download: SPPod228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

While Worcester continues through the final stretch, the rest of the minors have wrapped up their seasons. With the near end of the season, we have a final round of promotions to Worcester to discuss. In addition, Ian had a long strange trip getting to Salem, and shares his notes on the interesting prospects. As promised Chris and Ian talk about Bobby Dalbec's breakout. The guys run down the system awards that the Red Sox announced recently. And finally we get to your emails, which were exceptional, as always. 
 
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Direct download: SPPod_227_Scouting_Salem_and_Late_Season_Promotions.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

With the minor league season winding down, there's no less to discuss on the SoxProspects Pod. Ian and Chris got on the horn to discuss the MLB debuts of Kutter Crawford and Connor Seabold, the minor league playoff picture, and the pending announcements of which Sox farmhands will be heading to the Arizona Fall League. They also analyzed the movers and shakers in our most recent rankings update, then closed, as always, with your emails.
 
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Direct download: SPPod_226_Debuts_and_Playoff_Pushes.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

Chris and Ian sat down recently with Paul Toboni, Red Sox Director of Amateur Scouting, to discuss his career, how the Red Sox scout and approach the draft, and of course, the two drafts for which he's had the helm. Lots of great information ahead regarding the scouting of Nick Yorke and Marcelo Mayer, how the Red Sox set a draft board, what exactly "building process" is, and more!

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Direct download: SPPod_225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

With 8 members of the MLB club on the COVID-related IL, what better way to replace the negative with some positive than listening to the fruits of Ian's trip to Greenvile? Want the goods on Nick Yorke, Jay Groome, and the rest of a solid Drive team? Look no further. In addition, the guys did discuss the situation in Boston (well, St. Pete) and the news of the past week, including the promotions of the likes of Groome, Jeremy Wu-Yelland, and a number of 2021 draftees. Listen in!

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Direct download: SPPod_224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

Another week, another promotion, but this one's a biggie, as 2020 first-round pick Nick Yorke has raked his way up to Greenville. Chris and Ian have thoughts on the long-awaited bump upward for the second baseman, as well as the re-appearance of Blaze Jordan, further roster machinations in Boston, and other news. Plus, Ian got some reports on Worcester pitchers Connor Seabold and Kutter Crawford, the guys discuss the newest midseason top 100 list from MLB.com, and of course, your emails!
 
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Direct download: SPPod_223_Yorke_moving_up.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

It's mid-August and the high-energy anticipation and examination of the draft, trade deadline, and signing deadline are all behind us! Chris and Ian got on the horn for our first Checking Levels that includes the complexes. Who is performing? Who is disappointing? The guys looked at both as well as how the weather might be the biggest story at the complexes so far - and what that tells us about a post-realignment world. Plus, we examine the status of Jarren Duran and Tanner Houck in Boston, more promotions, whether the system is improving as much as Baseball America says it is, and of course, your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

With the minor league season delayed by a month, the August rankings update also served as the official "midsdeason" update, and boy, did this update ever shake things up! In addition to the debuts of the 2021 draftees—including the answer to the question of whether Marcelo Meyer would debut at number 1—we saw an incredible amount of movement as reports came in from all levels, including the complex leagues. Who rose? Who fell? And why? Chris and Ian dished about all of it, in addition to talking about the Red Sox pitching shakeup, the weekly promotions update, and of course, your emails!
 
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Direct download: SPPod_221_Rankings_Shake_Up.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Well that sure was something! One of the most hectic weeks in recent memory, which closed the busiest month in SoxProspects history, led off with another set of promotions in the never-ending promotion season, then exploded into a hectic trade deadline and surprising draft signing deadline. Chris and Ian look at whether the Red Sox did enough to improve the MLB club via trade, and examine what happened with the failure to sign second-round pick Jud Fabian. We close, as always, with your emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

It's late July, which means both the MLB trade deadline and the draft signing deadline are approaching? Will the Red Sox trade for a first baseman? Will they sign Jud Fabian? Will we be able to keep the two deadlines straight? It's always a question as things get hectic on the player acquisition front! Chris and Ian talked about both pending deadlines as well as (finally) the AAA debut of Connor Seabold, another round of promotions led by Kutter Crawford, and your emails!

Direct download: SPPod_219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am EST

With another draft in the books, the guys brought back MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis for his regular visit to the show! He discussed the Red Sox' draft, including where Marcelo Mayer is going to rank on his list, which players might (or might not) need overslot deals to sign, and more! Before our esteemed guest, the guys checked in for the first three games of the Jarren Duran era, then crowed a bit about calling the recall of Tanner Houck. Then Chris ate some crow for saying that the Red Sox would not acquire anyone for CJ Chatham, as Victor Santos has become the newest Sox prospect. After our normal transactions check-in, we got to more of your terrific emails!
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Direct download: SPPod_218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EST

The 2021 draft is in the books and Chris and Ian are back to cover the entire slate of selections… BUT FIRST, AN EMERGENCY ADDENDUM!  Jarren Duran received the call to New York to join the Red Sox for his first MLB call-up. Chris and Ian hopped back on to discuss what they expect from the system’s second-ranked prospect, what other moves might be coming, and what this means for the Red Sox lineup.  That out of the way, they review the latest round of promotions and other news from the system. They break down the extension Matt Barnes signed and talk about Connor Seabold’s eagerly anticipated system debut. The guys also talk about which other players have been tabbed to play in the Olympics and their impressions from the Futures Game. Then Chris and Ian talk through all the day 2 and 3 picks the Red Sox made. Finally, they get to a lot of terrific questions in a Mega Mailbag!Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon and we’re conducting our annual Donation Drive
3:20 - Emergency Duran call-up addendum
17:15 - News: More promotions, Barnes extension, Seabold finally makes his Red Sox debut, and more
32:30 - More Olympics: Reyes, Baldwin, and Mieses on Team DR
35:30 - Downs and Bello at the Futures Game
40:45 - Draft Recap
1:17:45 - Mega Mailbag

Players Mentioned

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Direct download: SPPod_217_-_Draft_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Patreon supporters were given access to Chris and Ian's first take reactions to Boston's selection of shortstop Marcelo Mayer with the fourth-overall pick on Sunday night. To get perks such as early access to the podcast, access to the Patreon Game Updates, and more, support us on Patreon.com/soxprospects!

Direct download: Patreon_Draft_special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

It's July and another jam-packed episode of the podcast. With the Draft around the corner, the guys welcomed ESPN Insider Kiley McDaniel to the show to discuss the players who might be fits for the Red Sox at the 4th overall pick in Sunday night's draft. But first, the guys had plenty of news to talk about. The promotion wheel is turning, and the Red Sox opened a 40-man roster spot with a transaction many of you have asked us about... but with a different player. And why did Jarren Duran get shut out of both the Team USA and Futures Game rosters? Plus, the guys talked about the July 1 rankings update and, as always, answered your emails. Told ya, jam-packed! Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon and we’re conducting our annual Donation Drive
4:30 - Transactions - Promotions, Bazardo to the 60-day
14:45 - Olympics and Futures announcements... with no Duran?
22:30 - Short report from Worcester (thanks, rain)
35:00 - July Rankings update
48:45 - Mailbag
1:00:00 - Draft Preview with ESPN Insider Kiley McDaniel
 
Players Mentioned
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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._216_-_Draft_Preview_with_ESPN_Insider_Kiley_McDaniel.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

Lots to talk about this week, but the big story is Ian saw Portland and we have a lot from his scouting notebook to go over. But first the guys go over a healthy amount of news from the system. Starting off is a discussion of how the team can help pitchers who are re-learning to pitch with the new enforcement rules in place. Connor Wong debuted with the big club. A handful of updates regarding injured players cap the news, before we turn our eyes south to Fort Myers. The Florida Complex League kicked off play, which led to a discussion of the loss of the short season leagues. Then it is on to the scouting report on Portland, and two things to note, if you like these kinds of scouting heavy shows, you will love the game updates on our Patreon. You can find details here. Second, Ian will get another look at Portland this week, so expect more of these kinds of updates soon. Finally, Chris and Ian read through the mailbag to talk about what you want to hear about. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com


 

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._215_-_Scouting_Portland_Part_1.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:41pm EST

The first place Red Sox are set to face the Rays and newly promoted top prospect Wander Franco, and we’re back to talk through the latest news and notes from the system. Tanner Houck got back on the bump last week, while promotion season continued with several interesting moves. Chris and Ian talked through who could be next to level up. Discussion then moved up to Fenway, and the guys discussed who might get the call if Kevin Plawecki needs a stint on the IL and whether it’s Duran time. And as always, Chris and Ian dipped into the mailbag to talk about what you want to hear about. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon and we’re conducting our annual Donation Drive
3:40 - Tanner Houck activated
5:45 - Promotion season: Devlin Granberg and Wil Dalton promoted; Eduardo Lopez up from XST
11:15 - Who's next? A look at Jaxx Groshans
16:30 - Minor moves: Jerry Downs released, Ryan Weber claimed
18:30 - Up the Pike: Catcher depth check coming? When is Duran coming up?
34:50 - International news: Espinal, Mieses, and Baldwin in final Olympic qualifier
36:00 - Mailbag
 
Players Mentioned
 
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Direct download: SPPod_214_-_Houck_returns.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Chris and Ian are back with your weekly trip around the Red Sox farm system. We talk through Brayan Bello’s promotion and how he might fare in our next rankings update. The guys also talk about another pitcher who is showing he is ready to level up. They welcome Yacksel Rios to the club, to join the ranks of hard throwing right handed relievers. They have updates on some injured prospects as well as some news from the now-renamed Florida Complex League. Chris and Ian check levels and crack open the mailbag to close the show. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon and we’re conducting our annual Donation Drive
4:00 - Brayan Bello Promotion
14:30 - Worcester openers
20:15 - Welcome Yacksel Rios
23:10 - Injury Updates
26:15 - Rookie Ball is happening
33:50 - Checking Levels
51:45 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Brayan Bello
Thaddeus Ward
Connor Seabold
Tanner Houck
Aldo Ramirez
Darwinzon Hernandez
Garrett Whitlock
Stephen Gonsalves
Kyle Hart
Zac Grotz
Kaleb Ort
Austin Brice
John Schreiber
Phillips Valdez
Brandon Brennan
Ryan Weber
Yacksel Rios
Michael Chavis
Hudson Potts
Roldani Baldwin
Nick Decker
Tyler Dearden
Jeremy Rivera
Grant Gambrell
Freddy Valdez
Luis De La Rosa
Marcus Wilson
Franchy Cordero
Danny Santana
Pedro Castellanos
Frank German
Jay Groome
Brandon Howlett
Nick Yorke
Blaze Jordan
Triston Casas
Christopher Acosta
Johan Mieses

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Direct download: SPPod_213_-_Bello_Promoted.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

It’s your weekly trip from Fort Myers to Boston, with stops in Salem, Greenville, Portland and Worcester, in between. And yes, with 4 straight weeks, we can officially call ourselves a weekly podcast. This week, Chris and Ian talk about the final return for Andrew Benintendi as the players at last have been named later. After that, the news from the system include an unfortunate injury update for Thaddeus Ward along with a promotion for Johan Mieses. Ian shares updates from the Olympic Qualifier. The guys talk through the return of Brandon Workman and some interesting updates to the Baseball America Top 100 list. And before cracking open the mailbag, the guys share some thoughts on Nick Yorke and small samples. And to close the show we get to a couple of your questions. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com
0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon and we’re conducting our annual Donation Drive 3:30 - Benintendi trade finalized 26:00 - Tommy John Surgery for Thaddeus Ward 29:45 - Johan Mieses promoted 32:50 - Notes from the Olympic Qualifier 38:50 - Brandon Workman returns 42:20 - Baseball America Top 100 updates 45:50 - Mailbag
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Direct download: SPPod_212_-_Finally_the_rest_of_the_Benintendi_bounty.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

 Welcome to summer. With Memorial Day weekend in our rear view mirror, our new rankings are out and Chris and Ian had a chance to discuss them as well as go over some of the news from the system. They talk about Franchy Cordero’s demotion to Worcester--and subsequent big weekend. And they discuss what young player might also get sent back down to the minors. We are hearing rumors about the players to be named later in the Benintendi trade, and it could be this week we hear who they are. On the rankings, special attention is paid to some of the top pitching performers in the system. And to close the show we get to a couple of your questions. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:45 - Franchy Demoted
13:30 - Update on the Players to be Named Later
16:30 - June rankings
43:30 - Mailbag
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Direct download: SPPod_211_June_Rankings_Update.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Three weeks into the minor league season, the guys took a look around the system to gauge the early returns at each level. The injury bug, while mostly having avoided the MLB club, has hit the Red Sox system as of late, with several top prospects landing on the injured list. Chris and Ian talk about the injuries, as well as how that impacts depth for the big club. The guys play another round of Checking Levels, and Chris saw a very interesting and fun Salem team.
 
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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:10 - Injury updates
13:50 - Depth on the 40-man roster
27:50 - Prospects selected to the Olympic qualifier
33:15 - Chris scouts Salem
58:15 - Checking Levels
1:12:30 - Mailbag
 
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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._210_-_Scouting_Salem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

With minor league game action resuming, Chris and Ian took a trip to Worcester. The stadium is a work in progress, but the early reviews say it’s going to be a great park. In addition to scouting report from the game, the guys talk about the latest news from the Red Sox system, including the injuries to a couple of the club’s top pitching prospects. A few hitters are raking to start the season. We re-ranked players at the start of the month and they talk through the biggest movers. Then the guys go level by level highlighting players who are showing something. And as always, we read through the mailbag to close the show.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:00 - News: Houck/Seabold injuries, Santana coming, season-opening roster analysis
29:45 - Casas, Duran hot starts
37:45 - Season opener in Worcester
51:20 - New rankings talk
1:06:30 - Levels game
1:30:00 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Tanner Houck
Connor Seabold
Hudson Potts
Danny Santana
Jonathan Arauz
Michael Chavis
Bobby Dalbec
Franchy Cordero
Hunter Renfroe
Connor Wong
Ronaldo Hernandez
Kole Cottam
Pedro Castellanos
Frank German
AJ Politi
Josh Winckowski
Triston Casas
Jarren Duran
Jeter Downs
Connor Wong
Marcus Wilson
Raynel Espinal
Kaleb Ort
Brandon Workman
Brandon Brennan
Eduard Bazardo
Michael Gettys
Josh Ockimmey
Garrett Whitlock
Gilberto Jimenez
AJ Politi
Jeffrey Springs
Johan Mieses
Durbin Feltman
Brayan Bello
Jay Groome
Cameron Cannon
Brandon Howlett
Bradley Blalock
Shane Drohan
Jeremy Wu-Yelland
Nick Yorke
Ceddanne Rafaela
Stephen Scott
Brainer Bonaci
Bobby Dalbec 

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Direct download: SPPod_209_-_Chris_and_Ian_visit_Worcester.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST

The 2021 Minor League Baseball season kicks off May 4th, and after a year away, we’re all glad that the games are getting started again. In advance of the resumption of minor league games, the Red Sox announced their roster assignments as well as a few cuts and retirements to trim the rosters down. Ian files a report from the Alternate Training Site where he got to see the Sox players scrimmage against players from the Mets Alternate Training Site. As a reminder, with minor league games returning, so do our game reports for our patrons. Visit our Patreon for details. Finally, we close out the show with a trip through the mailbag. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:00 - Red Sox trim minor league rosters
13:00 - Top prospects receive their season-opening assignments
24:15 - Ian's reports from the alt site
54:45 - Mailbag
Players Mentioned
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Direct download: SPPod_208_A_visit_to_the_Alternate_Site.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is just over two weeks old. Chris and Ian got together to discuss what they have seen with the big club, including some early takes on who is figuring things out. There’s some bad news on the injury front, and some good news with Eduard Bazardo’s MLB debut and the return of streaming from the Alternate Site in Worcester. Plus, there’s the hot-button issue of the new rule change experiments the Atlantic League will be trying out this summer. And we close out the show taking a quick dip into the mailbag. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:15 - Early season news
23:30 - Eduard Bazardo debuts
28:30 - Streaming Sim City
36:45 - More rule change experiments
50:30 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Bryan Mata 
Jay Groome 
Michael Kopech 
Noah Song 
Garrett Whitlock 
Matt Barnes 
Adam Ottavino 
Darwinzon Hernandez 
Matt Andriese 
Christian Arroyo 
Danny Santana 
Austin Brice 
Josh Taylor 
Marcus Wilson 
Eduard Bazardo 
Colten Brewer 
Connor Seabold 
Tanner Houck 
JD Martinez 
Ty Buttrey 
Jarren Duran 
Jeter Downs 
Bobby Dalbec 
Brandon Howlett 
Ryan Westmoreland 

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Direct download: SPPod_207_-_Its_not_a_terrible_take.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

The season is upon us! Chris and Ian are pumped to preview the imminent MLB season (since delayed 24 hours) and hope you're ready too. The guys discussed what prospects (and graduates) are most likely to impact the MLB club this year on the mound and in the lineup. We also just updated the #SP60 coming out of MLB camp, and the guys discussed Bryan Mata's short drop, Garrett Whitlocks big rise, and more. Plus the Matt Barnes COVID scare and what it said about the team's depth this year, and as always, your terrific emails led to some great discussion about the draft, Gilberto Jimenez and... David Price? Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:40 - News from camp
17:00 - #SP60 rankings update
30:50 - MLB season prospect review
1:10:15 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Matt Barnes 
Matt Andriese 
Garrett Whitlock 
Garrett Richards 
Eduardo Rodriguez 
Tanner Houck 
AJ Politi 
Josh Winckowski 
Bryan Mata 
Connor Seabold 
Thaddeus Ward 
Nick Yorke 
Eduard Bazardo 
Jonathan Arauz 
Stephen Gonsalves 
Raynel Espinal 
Kevin McCarthy 
Durbin Feltman 
Jarren Duran 
Bobby Dalbec 
Christian Vazquez 
Chris Herrmann 
Connor Wong 
Jett Bandy 
Ronaldo Hernandez 
Jeter Downs 
Michael Chavis 
Christian Arroyo 
Hector Rondon 
Tyler Olson 
Michael Gettys 
Kiké Hernández 
Brock Holt 
Gilberto Jimenez 
David Price 

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Direct download: SPPod_206_-_Maple_Syrup_is_Overrated.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

We are less than a week away from the start of the 2021 Major League Baseball season and the guys want to get going already. Chris and Ian have the latest analysis of the big league lineup. They start with the rotation, and what Tanner Houck and Connor Seabold need to do in Worcester. For hitters, the guys talk through what to do with Michael Chavis, Bobby Dalbec and Jarren Duran, as well as the surprising spring of Jonathan Arauz. They also discuss the various rule changes that will be tried out in the minors this year. And as always, we get to the mailbag and your terrific questions.Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:00 - This year’s pitching staff
21:00 - Explaining opt-outs
35:40 - Hitters likely to make the club
57:00 - Mailbag
1:06:00 - Minor League rule changes
1:13:00 - More mailbag

Players Mentioned

Tanner Houck 
Connor Seabold
Matt Andriese 
Colton Brewer 
Phillips Valdez 
Matt Barnes 
Adam Ottavino 
Hiro Sawamura 
Ryan Brasier 
Austin Brice 
Marcus Walden 
Kevin McCarthy 
Chris Herrmann 
John Schreiber 
Michael Chavis 
Christian Arroyo 
Franchy Cordero 
Marwin Gonzalez 
Kike Hernandez 
Bobby Dalbec 
Hunter Renfroe 
Jonathan Arauz 
Jarren Duran 
Jeisson Rosario 
Cesar Puello 
Garrett Whitlock 
Marcus Wilson 
Gilberto Jimenez 

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Direct download: SPPod_205_Im_kinda_over_spring_training.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Chris and Ian have a metric ton of emails to go through. We put out a call for questions and you all stepped it up. Awesome work. Before getting after the emails, the guys go over details from camp. In particular they break down the position players and pitchers who have shown something in camp. They go into details on how the alternate site will return due to the delay of the start of the AAA season. The guys welcome Zach Bryant to the club, who is the player who was named later for Josh Osich. And then Chris and Ian get to the mailbag and your terrific questions. Thanks for writing in and make sure to send your questions to podcast@soxprospects.com 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
5:45 - News from camp
18:00 - Quick hits on position players
30:45 - Alternate site details
37:00 - Quick hits on pitchers
50:00 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Tristan Casas 
Gilberto Jimenez 
Xander Bogaerts 
Jonathan Arauz 
Bobby Dalbec 
Jarren Duran 
Michael Chavis 
Nick Yorke 
Jeter Downs 
Bryan Mata 
Connor Seabold 
Tanner Houck 
Thaddeus Ward 
Jay Groome 
Durbin Feltman 
Eduard Bazardo 
Garrett Whitlock 
Zach Bryant 
Nick Pivetta 
Miguel Bleis 
Bradley Blalock 
Brainer Bonaci 
Christian Vazquez 
Andrew Benintendi 

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Direct download: SPPod_204_And_our_next_email_is_from.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:30am EST

 Chris and Ian continue their Offseason interview series and welcome Red Sox Executive VP and Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero to the podcast. Eddie shares how he got into the game and his early days with the club. He goes into detail with the changes the club has made to improve its presence in the Dominican Republic. He shares some interesting stories of players the club has scouted and signed internationally. Before getting into the interview, Chris and Ian talk through the latest moves, including the acquisition of catching prospect Ronaldo Hernandez from the Rays for Chris Mazza and Jeffrey Springs. Plus they go over the release of the spring training camp roster. And finally, as a reminder, next episode we’re going to focus on your emails, and if you have a question, email us

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
6:00 - Sox acquire Ronaldo Hernandez
15:00 - Spring Training Camp Roster
21:00 - Changes to the minor league season
33:40 - Interview with Eddie Romero

Players Mentioned

Ronaldo Hernandez 
Nick Sogard 
Chris Mazza 
Jeffrey Springs 
John Schreiber 
Nick Yorke 
AJ Politi 
Kole Cottam 
Chris Herrmann 
Christian Vazquez 
Michael Chavis 
Darwinzon Hernandez 
Anderson Espinoza 
Rafael Devers 
Bryan Mata 
Eduard Bazardo 
Gilberto Jimenez 
Daniel Flores 
Miguel Bleis 
Yizreel Burnet 
Enderso Lira 
Ahbram Liendo 
Alvaro Mejias 
Brainer Bonaci 
Ceddanne Rafaela 
Aldo Ramirez 
Jorge Rodriguez 
Chih-Jung Liu 

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Direct download: SPPod_203_Interview_with_Red_Sox_EVP_and_Asst_GM_Eddie_Romero.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:12am EST

Beware the tenth of February. The Emergency podcast horn is blaring again. Andrew Benintendi is now a Kansas City Royal. Chris and Ian break down the trade to discuss what we know now and what we won’t know for a little while. They break down why the Sox went in the direction of the multiple players to be named later. After recording this episode, the front office made another move and Chris and Ian got back on the line to record their thoughts on that signing as well as the other offseason moves. We take a quick stroll through the mailbag. And finally, Chris and Ian pay heartfelt tributes to Ron Johnson and Pedro Gomez.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
2:00 - Benintendi traded
37:00 - Marwin Gonzalez signs
48:15 - More offseason news
50:00 - Mailbag
59:15 - RIP Ron Johnson and Pedro Gomez

 

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Direct download: 04_SPPod_202_I_m_going_to_send_that_link_to_you.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Chris and Ian welcome Red Sox Senior VP of Baseball Operations Ben Crockett—who was promoted from VP of Player Development shortly after this episode was recorded!—to the podcast. The guys discuss the most unusual year that shall not be named. Crockett shares his thoughts on the alternate training site. He talks through what the year ahead will look like. And finally the guys talk to him about some of the more interesting player development stories. Before getting into the interview, Chris and Ian talk through the latest moves, including the Adam Ottavino trade, and read your emails.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:30 - Transactions and news
28:00 - Mailbag
35:30 - Looking back on 200 episodes
42:45 - Interview with Ben Crockett
 
 
Players Mentioned
 

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Direct download: SPPod_201_-_Ben_Crockett_Interview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 12:32am EST

Chris and Ian welcome Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom to celebrate our 200th episode. The guys discuss Bloom’s first year at the helm of the Red Sox, as well as Bloom’s start in the game. Bloom also talks through his experience at the Rays, taking the helm of an organization during a season altered drastically by a global pandemic, roster management, the draft, and much more. 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:30 - News: Chatham traded, Pedroia not returning
15:45 - Interview with Chaim Bloom

Players Mentioned
 
 
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Direct download: SPPod_200_Chaim_Bloom_Interview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:30am EST

Welcome to 2021. The Commissioner is telling teams to prepare to start the season on time. Free agency and the hot stove are both heating up as well. And our episode is setting the table for bigger things to come. Still, we have some interesting moves to analyze, both made by the Red Sox and by other clubs. Another set of international free agents have begun to sign, and Chris and Ian have the run down on them and the first round of non-roster invitees. Additionally, rumors have been flying about a possible trade involving a young outfielder, and the guys share their thoughts before we crack open the mailbag for your questions. 

 
0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
 
4:00 - Moves that didn’t happen
 
18:00 - Moves that did happen
 
32:00 - Minor transactions
 
35:45 - International free agency
 
41:00 - Benintendi trade rumors
 
47:15 - Mailbag
 
 
 
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Direct download: 01_SPPod_199_Its_the_Amuse_Bouche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EST

It’s December, and despite the lack of major league player movement Chris and Ian had plenty to discuss. We finally know what the realignment of the minor leagues looks like and which teams that will remain a part of the Red Sox system. There have been some moves to look at as we welcome Hunter Renfroe and Garrett Whitlock to Boston. Chris and Ian take a quick trip through the winter leagues. We released new rankings and go into detail on a few of the guys who made significant moves. And finally, the guys get to your excellent questions.

 
0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:50 - Minor League affiliate shuffle
15:50 - Rule 5 recap
23:00 - Hunter Renfroe signing
29:00 - News from the winter leagues
34:00 - Rankings update
50:00 - Mailbag
 
Players Mentioned
 
 
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Direct download: SPPod_198_Youre_throwing_a_curveball.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

Making his seventh appearance on the podcast, Alex Speier joins Chris and Ian for an enjoyable conversation. The guys discuss his prospect rankings, the challenges of ranking players who have missed a full year of development, and how much weight to put on performance at alternate training sites. And as always, the discussion crosses into so much more. Prior to talking with Alex, Chris and Ian go over the latest offseason news, including a just-announced trade, and pop open the mailbag to answer your questions. 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
2:30 - Offseason News
7:45 - Mailbag
26:30 - Alex Speier interview

Players Mentioned
 

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Direct download: SPPod_197_Alex_Speier_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

It's mid-November, and finally... some minor league scouting updates to discuss! Ian and Chris have the goods from the Fall Instructional League in Fort Myers, where 62 of the Red Sox' top farmhands spent 5.5 weeks. We've got who impressed and who disappointed with their showings. Plus, the guys preview who might be protected on Friday from selection in the Rule 5 draft (and how that list has changed based on Fall Instructs reports), who's playing abroad this winter, and of course, your emails. 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon 
6:10 - Rule 5 preview
21:00 - Offseason leagues
25:45 - Fall Instructs
1:06:00 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Bryan Mata 
Connor Seabold 
Conner Wong 
Jay Groome 
Eduard Bazardo 
Hudson Potts 
Jeisson Rosario 
Deivy Grullon 
Gilberto Jimenez 
Triston Casas 
Aldo Ramirez 
Brainer Bonaci 
Chris Murphy 
Brayan Bello 
Nick Decker 
Matthew Lugo 
Cameron Cannon 
Chih-Jung Liu 
Eduardo Lopez 
Darel Belen 
Eduardo Vaughan 
Juan Chacon 
Wilkelman Gonzalez 
Nick Yorke 
Blaze Jordan 
Shane Drohan 
Jeremy Wu-Yelland 
Brian Van Belle 
Jordan Divalerio 

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Direct download: SPPod_196_That_is_patently_false.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm EST

The winter meetings are still off in the future, but baseball’s offseason is in full swing. The Sox brought back several minor league free agents. Oh, and Alex Cora is back with the club to manage. In addition, we have a run down on important upcoming dates for the offseason. The guys talk through the players who will need to be protected on the 40-man before the rule 5 draft. Ian and Chris discuss the future of the minor leagues. And we wrap it all up with another installment of the 80-grade mailbag.   

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:10 - Offseason news
9:50 - Minor League free agent signings
19:00 - Alex Cora returns to helm the Sox
30:20 - Important offseason dates
44:50 - Future of the minors
51:50 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Roldani Baldwin 
Seth Blair 
Raynel Espinal 
Stephen Gonsalves 
Joey Meneses 
Johan Mieses 
Josh Ockimey 
Jhonny Pereda 
Caleb Simpson 
Martin Perez 
Josh Tobias 
Jay Groome 
Bryan Mata 
Hudson Potts 
Jeisson Rosario 
Connor Seabold 
Conner Wong 
Eduard Bazardo 
Pedro Castellanos 
Kutter Crawford 
Jerry Downs 
Joan Martinez 
Alex Scherff 
Zach Schellenger 
Thaddeus Ward 
Durbin Feltman 
Kevin Garcia 
Rusney Castillo 
Nick Pivetta 
Tanner Houck 
Dustin Pedroia 
Chris Martin 

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Direct download: SPPod_195_Resetting_the_Roster_Pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am EST

The 2020 season has successfully drawn to a close, bringing us to an offseason that promises great change for the Red Sox. With nine players already gone from the roster, Chris and Ian went player-by-player through the remaining members of the 40-man roster in an attempt to predict who will stay, who will go, and what those who are still around will be doing next season. Plus, some questions about Jackie Bradley’s future with the club now that he’s a free agent, and more of your great questions! 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
6:25 - Early offseason moves
19:50 - Reshaping the 40 man
58:45 - Mailbag

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Direct download: SPPod_194_Resetting_the_roster_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

The sprint that was the 2020 season has drawn to a close, and while it may not seem like it, Chris and Ian had plenty to look back on. There were plenty of debuts to digest, so the guys looked back on the first taste of MLB for Bobby Dalbec, Tanner Houck, and others, plus examine what the team's (probable) positioning at number 4 in next year's draft really means. Meanwhile, what did we learn from the action at Sim City in Pawtucket? Is there anything to be gleaned from this experiment in player development? Who stood out? And baseball is not done yet - it's time for the Fall Instructional League, and we're breaking down the roster. Plus, as always, your superlative emails!

For the full Fall Instructional League roster, see our post

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:45 - MLB season recap
43:30 - Looking back at the Alternate Training Site
1:01:00 - Looking ahead to Fall Instructs
1:22:45 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Andrew Bennintendi 
Jay Groome 
Bobby Dalbec 
Michael Chavis 
Jonathan Arauz 
Tanner Houck 
Nick Pivetta 
Robinson Leyer 
Domingo Tapia 
Kyle Hart 
Dustin Pedroia 
Jarren Duran 
Jeter Downs 
Triston Casas 
Stephen Gonsalves 
Bryan Mata 
Connor Seabold 
Hudson Potts 
Jeisson Rosario 
Alan Marrero 
Dylan Spacke 
Osvaldo De La Rosa 
Wikelman Gonzalez 
Nathanael Cruz 
Chih-Jung Liu 
Brian Van Belle 
Jordan DiValerio 
Eduard Bazardo 
Brainer Bonaci 
Nick Yorke 
Blaze Jordan 
Pedro Castellanos 
Wil Dalton 
Luis Perales 
Danny Diaz 
Brandon Howlett 
Albert Feliz 
Tyler Esplin 

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Direct download: SPPod_193_-_Speaking_is_hard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Well, the season is over. The Sox finished strong and still nabbed the fourth pick in the 2021 draft. Chris and Ian wind down the campaign with an eye to the future. Tanner Houck is looking good, and Nick Pivetta made the most of his starts with the big club. Ian shares several thoughts from the Alternate Training Site, and both Ian and Chris call out that the roster reflects Chaim Bloom’s craftsmanship, citing Nick Yorke and the many top 20 prospects acquired in trades this season. Among those guys is Sox newcomer Jacob Wallace who came over as the player to be named later from the Rockies in the Pillar trade. Wallace will go straight to Instructs, which Chris breaks down the logistics of the fall camp. Teaser, we’ll have a more in-depth preview next episode. Finally, it’s mailbag time, and you all did a great job filling the bag with some awesome questions. 


0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:45 - The Red Sox are... winning?
7:10 - Tanner Houck MLB pitcher
25:00 - Nick Pivetta after one start
39:30 - News from the Alternate Training Site: Nick Yorke can hit
46:45 - A look at Jacob Wallace
54:15 - Fall Instructs picture becoming clearer
1:07:00 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

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Direct download: SPPod_192_-_Revealing_my_real_age.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

With the possibility of a top-five pick riding on the last few weeks of the season, we have a reason to pay attention to games as the season winds down. Ian breaks down how much of a difference a high draft pick means towards overall bonus pool. And speaking of reasons to pay attention, Tanner Houck is expected to make his big-league debut on September 15. Ian gives us a full scouting report for the righthander, who we have ranked number 10 in the system. Next up the guys discuss MLB’s approval of fall instructs. We also share an update on the negotiations between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. And we hand the show over to you to close it out with more of your terrific emails and messages.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:00 - 2021 Draft watch
12:45 - Tanner Houck MLB debut preview
29:45 - MLB approves fall instructional camps
35:00 - MLB/MiLB negotiation update
45:45 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Tanner Houck 
Bobby Dalbec 
Kyle Hart 
Jarren Duran 
Jon Lester 

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Direct download: SPPod_191_-_Tankathon_update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17am EST

The Red Sox wheeled and dealed at the deadline. In total, they struck four deals, including the Workman-Hembree deal talked about last episode. We don’t know who the club got for Kevin Pillar and Josh Osich, but can break down the two players the Sox got for Mitch Moreland. And both Hudson Potts and Jeisson Rosario are intriguing young players with some upside who debuted in the top 20 on our recently released rankings. Both Potts and Rosario will need to be added to the 40-man ahead of the winter’s Rule 5 draft. Who else is eligible to be selected, and which should be protected? We discuss. And with the trades, a number of Sox Prospects are playing in the bigs and the guys break them all down. And we hand the show over to you to close it out with more of your terrific emails and messages.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
4:30 - Talking Trades
22:00 - Rule V considerations
28:30 - New rankings
47:45 - Promotions and non-promotions
1:03:45 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Hudson Potts 
Jeisson Rosario 
Gilberto Jimenez 
Jay Groome 
Connor Seabold 
Thaddeus Ward 
Triston Casas 
Tanner Houck 
Mike Shawaryn 
Bobby Dalbec 
Jonathan Arauz 
Jarren Duran 
Kyle Hart 
Jeter Downs 
Robinson Leyer 
Nick Pivetta 

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Direct download: SPPod_190_Were_talking_trade_deadline_today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EST

With the trade deadline coming up, Chris and Ian get back on the line to talk trades. They address the deal that sent Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to the Phillies and brought back Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. The guys then revisited the trade talks with the Padres, and while they don’t see Wil Myers coming to Boston, they do see the Red Sox as being in a good spot to take on salary and get decent young talent in exchange. The guys also talked who the club should and should not move. They talk through Casas joining the Alternate Training Site and who might join them. And we close out the show with more of your terrific questions.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
9:00 - We have a trade to discuss
30:15 - Trade talk mailbag
36:00 - Trading Xander?
43:00 - Guys who could move
58:00 - Casas in Pawtucket
1:03:02 - Mailbag
 
Players Mentioned
 
 
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Direct download: SPPod_189_-_I_think_thats_genius_actually.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Two weeks in, and we still have MLB games! And thanks to the PawSox streaming simulated games from McCoy Stadium, we even get to see the prospects. We have a lot to talk about for both the big league club as well as the action down in Pawtucket. Chris and Ian leadoff with pitching talk. In particular, they go in depth on what happens when a club loses half of its top eight pitchers. Following that, they break down concerns with the lineup. Ian wonders when Bobby Dalbec joins the 28-man roster. Then Chris and Ian break down what’s happening at Pawtucket. And we conclude with an abundance of your always great emails.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon

5:30 - Big league roster construction - pitchers

18:00 - Big league roster construction - hitters

36:00 - Scouting the Alternate Training Site

46:30 - Mailbag

 

Players Mentioned

 

Eduardo Rodriguez

Darwinzon Hernandez

Josh Taylor

Dylan Covey

Zack Godley

Ryan Weber

Bryan Mata

Kyle Hart

Brian Johnson

Stephen Gonsalves

Phillips Valdez

Michael Chavis

Andrew Benintendi

Jackie Bradley

Rafael Devers

Christian Vazquez

Xander Bogaerts

Matt Hall

Chris Mazza

Jonathan Arauz

Tzu-Wei Lin

Bobby Dalbec

Jay Groome

Marco Hernandez

Jeter Downs

Jarren Duran

 

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Direct download: SPPod_188_Getting_to_see_the_prospects.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Baseball games are starting at last. Chris and Ian drop in to set the stage for this most unusual of seasons. They lead off with the latest additions for the club. Welcome to Boston, Dylan Covey and Zack Godley. Then the guys go deep on the difficult decisions in staffing the big league club. The last draft signings were officially announced. And finally, news out of Los Angeles, Mookie Betts has a contract extension in place that will enable him to finish his career in Dodger Blue. And we conclude with more of your terrific emails.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:00 - Player Pool additions
11:00 - New acquisitions
25:45 - Toughest roster decisions
35:45 - Draft signings
39:00 - Mookie gets paid
48:30 - Mailbag

Players Mentioned

Triston Casas
Darwinzon Hernandez
Josh Taylor
Dylan Covey
Eduardo Rodriguez
Zack Godley
Bobby Dalbec
Gilberto Jimenez
Robinson Leyer
Jeremy Wu-Yelland
Shane Drohan
CJ Chatham
Jonathan Arauz
Jarren Duran
Andrew Miller

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Direct download: SPPod_187_-_Happy_Season_Eve.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am EST

We have real news. Lots of it. News from camp. Juice Pigs news (yes, that’s a thing). And new rankings news. We start off with Nick Yorke signing, and the guys speculate about how soon the rest of the draftees will sign. They go over news from summer camp, including the players diagnosed with COVID-19. Get well soon, guys. Before getting to our new rankings, they go over MLB Pipeline’s Position Group rankings. They talked about the possibility of minor leaguers playing in independent leagues. And then it’s time for our mid-season rankings. Several interesting moves both up and down and Chris and Ian share their thoughts and reasoning. Finally, it’s back to the mailbag for a pair of interesting questions.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
8:00 - Quick hit news
24:30 - Our rankings update
54:45 - Mailbag time

Players Mentioned

Nick Yorke 
Blaze Jordan
Bobby Dalbec
Brendan Celucci
Noah Song
Connor Wong
Pedro Castellanos
Brandon Howlett
Cedanne Rafaela
Luis Perales
Kyle Hart