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

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 EDT

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
Players Mentioned
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Direct download: SPPod_212_-_Finally_the_rest_of_the_Benintendi_bounty.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

 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
Players Mentioned
We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
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Direct download: SPPod_211_June_Rankings_Update.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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.
 
As mentioned on the show, our Patreon supporters received game reports from Chris’ trip to watch Salem after he got back from the game and if you want to get on the list, visit our Patreon for details. 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
4:10 - 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
 
Players Mentioned
 
We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
 
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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._210_-_Scouting_Salem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

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.

As a reminder, with minor league games returning, so do our game reports for our patrons. Visit our Patreon for details. 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 - 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 EDT

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
We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
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Direct download: SPPod_208_A_visit_to_the_Alternate_Site.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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 

We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
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Direct download: SPPod_207_-_Its_not_a_terrible_take.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

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 

We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us.  
 
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Direct download: SPPod_206_-_Maple_Syrup_is_Overrated.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

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 

We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
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Direct download: SPPod_205_Im_kinda_over_spring_training.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

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 

We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.

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

 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 

We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.

Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us.  
 
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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
 
 
We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
 
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Direct download: SPPod_200_Chaim_Bloom_Interview.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

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
 
 
 
We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
 
 
Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us.  
 
 
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Direct download: 01_SPPod_199_Its_the_Amuse_Bouche.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

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
 
 
We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify.
 
Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us.  
 
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Direct download: SPPod_198_Youre_throwing_a_curveball.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
 
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Direct download: SPPod_189_-_I_think_thats_genius_actually.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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
Nathanael Cruz
Robinson Leyer
Ryan Fitzgerald
Nick Longhi
Josh Ockimey
Denyi Reyes
Jhonathan Diaz
Jalen Beeks
Junichi Tazawa
Darwinzon Hernandez
Brandon Workman
Matt Barnes
Justin Masterson
Eduardo Rodriguez
Clay Buchholz
Jonathan Papelbon
Jon Lester
Michael Kopech

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Direct download: SPPod_186_-_Theres_summer_camp_happening.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Major League Baseball has announced plans for a return to the field. Meanwhile, Minor League Baseball cancelled its 2020 season. That gets Chris and Ian back behind their mics. Leading off, Noah Song finally has direction for the next 12-18 months of his military career. Then on to the big news of the week. MLB imposed a 60-games-in-66-days framework. They discuss how the 60-man player pool will work. From there, the guys break out who is on the Sox squad and debate which players should be added to the 60-man. Then it’s time for a somber topic, the cancelation of the minor league season. Finally, Chris and Ian reach into the deep mailbag and answer your excellent questions.

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon
3:30 - Noah Song is going to flight school
9:20 - The plan to play
17:30 - Boston’s 60-man player pool
40:00 - The last dozen spots
1:00:00 - Canceling the MiLB season
1:06:45 - Mailbag time

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Direct download: SPPod_185_-_Get_things_started_and_ramp_up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EDT

Having gone outside the pod for opinions last episode, Chris and Ian got their chance to talk through the draft. The guys talk through each draft selection, and all the undrafted free agents who had signed as of the time we recorded. They go in depth on both Nick Yorke and Blaze Jordan, the two high schoolers whose bats will need to carry them. Then it’s time to talk about the two college pitchers.  And of course, we read another batch of your exceptional emails!

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:10 - Recapping the draft
33:00 - Undrafted free agent signings
46:45 - Mailbag

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Direct download: SPPod_184_-_Maybe_it_worked_I_dont_know.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Chris and Ian welcome Jim Callis to the pod (his fifth appearance on the podcast!) to talk all things MLB Draft. And as always, he’s got plenty of knowledge to bring to the table! Jim shared his thoughts on Boston’s draft strategy, his thorough thoughts on the players the Sox picked in the draft, and the abbreviated draft in general. And of course, we got to your emails!

Follow Jim on Twitter @jimcallisMLB

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Direct download: SPPod_183_-_Jim_Callis_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

With the 17th selection of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, the Boston Red Sox threw us all a curveball when they selected California high school infielder Nick Yorke. Wondering what happened? Want the dish on the newest Red Sox draftee? Chris and Ian have the answers. Ian shares the consensus on Yorke’s hit tool and makeup, both of which are highly regarded. The guys talk through the draft strategy behind the pick, including expectations of how the next 3 picks will shake out. They shared their impressions of the conference call with Chaim Bloom and Paul Toboni. And we close with a great email.

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Direct download: SPPod_182_-_2020_Draft_Night_1_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EDT

A sense of normalcy returns Wednesday as Major League Baseball holds its annual Rule 4 Draft. This year’s draft is a truncated affair: 5 rounds instead of 40. But as Chris and Ian discuss with Carlos, the class has remarkable depth. The guys ask Carlos about draft strategies, especially in light of the Sox’ lack of a second-round pick. Carlos previews some players that might be in play for the Sox at pick 17. And all three guys answer your excellent collection of draft questions. We really appreciate the awesome questions from you all. And while you’re getting ready for the draft, be sure to check out our own 2020 Draft Preview!

Follow Carlos Collazo on Twitter: @CarlosACollazo
BA’s 2020 Draft Coverage landing page
 
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Direct download: SPPod_181_-_Draft_Preview_with_BAs_Carlos_Collazo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

At a time when there are more important things to focus on in all of our lives, we felt that recording a 97-minute distraction might not be the worst thing for a temporary respite. Will we have to wait much longer before baseball returns? Chris and Ian have some thoughts and updates as we enter June. First up, they look at the state of negotiations between players and owners. Some hurdles have been cleared, but we have a long way to go. Next up they go through a round of cuts. With the transaction freeze over, teams have been making some personnel decisions. They quickly pivot to reports on what teams may do instead of a minor league season. And after a brief word on the coming draft, it’s time for your awesome messages when Chris and Ian open the mailbag. Keep the terrific emails coming, everyone.

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:00 – Negotiations to get the season started
39:45 – Transaction freeze thaws out
51:15 – How the season affects minor leagues
57:15 – Mailbag

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Direct download: SPPod_180_-_Were_going_to_try_to_talk_baseball_again.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am EDT

Baseball’s long winter continues. And while we wait for games, Chris and Ian have updates. First up, an interview with Deputy editor and Pentagon Correspondent at Defense News (and more importantly, longtime podcast listener) Aaron Mehta, who gives some insight into the Noah Song situation. MLB set the terms of the 2020 Draft, and the guys have opinions on how badly MLB has handled the situation, as well as thoughts about how the Sox will approach the draft. Plus, Chris and Ian recap their participation in the Prospects Live Mock Draft. The guys also spent some time breaking down the proposals for the abbreviated season, including the smart moves the club made to have flexibility with the unique roster conditions, we continued looking at the State of the System with outfielders, and finally, we answer listener emails!

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Direct download: SPPod_179_-_Go_get_some_vitamin_D.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

We all miss baseball, but the podcast marches on! Even without games, Chris and Ian had plenty to talk about. In the news, MLB finally released its report on the Red Sox sign-stealing investigation. Was the punishment as lax as most seemed to think? The guys disagree with the consensus there. Plus, with this week's report that the minor league season is in jeopardy, we discuss the implications on the field and off. Plus, Chris has an update on Noah Song's status, and the guys continued looking at the latest entries in the State of the System series! As always, we close with your emails, and the listeners came through again with some terrific questions.

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Direct download: SPPod_178_They_cant_hear_you_nodding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Baseball extended winter continues. All of us at SoxProspects want to send you our sincere wishes for health and safety. And with time on our hands, we can turn our attention to a little series we just launched: State of the System. If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look. Ian and Chris take a look at the series and share their thoughts. They start by breaking down drafts and J2 signings to evaluate the evolution of the Sox farm system in the last several years. And then it is on to the mailbag. Thanks for listening and filling up the mailbag. Let us know if there are any other topics you want us to talk about by dropping a line to podcast@soxprospects.com

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:00 – State of the System series introduction
12:00 – Drafted pitchers in the minors
48:20 – International pitching prospects
59:10 – Mailbag

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep_177_-_It_s_got_a_better_twist_than_that.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

Before we get started, to all our listeners, colleagues, supporters and friends of the site, we all want to send our sincere wishes for health, safety and security. We’re planning to keep episodes of the podcast coming, so you have things to listen to while you’re sheltering in place, working from home and taking breaks from MLB Vault marathons. We’re releasing this podcast on what would have been Opening Day. And while baseball is still shut down, we have plenty to talk through. Chris and Ian update us the negotiations between MLB and the Players Association. They tackle the time needed to get both the big leaguers ready to play as well as the minor leaguers. Then they turn to the mailbag to answer your questions.

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
9:00 – There is no plan for this
37:30 – Mailbag
49:15 – Sox complete the Travis Lakins deal
52:00 – More mailbag

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._176_-_Small_Prospects.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

A lot can change in a couple days. In this episode, Chris and Ian engaged in an in-depth preview of their then-upcoming trip to minor league spring training, running through the players they were looking forward to seeing in camp and taking your listener questions. Days later, as Chris explains in the new intro, the trip was unfortunately canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus, but we are still releasing the episode as a preview of the players and storylines we have our eyes on entering the year.

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
5:45 – Late offseason moves
11:00 – Cuts from big-league camp
20:10 – Active roster thoughts
26:00 – Minor league camp preview
44:45 – Priority guys to see in camp
1:02:00 - Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Hector Velazquez
Brian Johnson
Chris Mazza
Bryan Mata
Bobby Poyner
Eduard Bazardo
Bobby Dalbec
Tanner Houck
Jonathan Arauz
Tzu-Wei Lin
Jeter Downs
Connor Wong
Chih-Jung Liu
Triston Casas
Jay Groome
AJ Politi
Brainer Bonaci
Darel Belen
Bryan Gonzalez
Eduardo Lopez
Albert Feliz
Brayan Bello
Cameron Cannon
Antoni Flores
Danny Diaz

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Direct download: SPPod_175_Minor_League_Camp__Preview_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Here we go again. The siren is blaring. Mookie Betts is once again on his way to LA, along with David Price and cash to cover half of what Price is owed over the next three years. Coming back to Boston are Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs and Connor Wong. Chris and Ian break down the new deal and answer your questions.

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Direct download: SPPod_174.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am EDT

This is not a test. The front office actually did it. Mookie Betts and David Price (plus some cash) are now Dodgers. Alex Verdugo and Brusdar Graterol are now Red Sox. And Chris and Ian are here for all of us.

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Direct download: SPPod_173_Mookie_Betts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am EDT

This is a test of the emergency podcast system. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency podcast, Mookie Betts would no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox. But as of the recording of this episode, no trade has been struck. While we wait for news to break (if it breaks), Chris and Ian talked through potential returns for Betts. Ian tackled the Padres; Chris took the Dodgers. And before they played fantasy GM, they recapped the latest moves and offered condolences for all the families and friends of the victims of the helicopter crash that took the life of Kobe Bryant and several family members of Red Sox amateur scout JJ Altobelli.

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:00 – GoFundMe Page for Sox amateur scout J.J. Altobelli and his family
7:00 – Transactions: Travises Sam and Lakins out, Weber still here?
18:40 – Mookie Betts trade rumors
37:00 – If the Padres trade for Betts
46:30 – If the Dodgers trade for Betts
1:06:00 – Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Jeffrey Springs
Sam Travis
Marco Hernandez
Matt Hall
Jhon Nunez
Juan Centeno
Travis Lakins
Ryan Weber
Nick Longhi
Mookie Betts
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Triston Casas
Bobby Dalbec
Jarren Duran
Antoni Flores
Brandon Howlett
Gilberto Jiminez
Ceddanne Rafaela
Nick Decker
Bryan Mata
Jay Groome
Ryan Zeferjahn
Chris Murphy

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Direct download: SPPod_172.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

New Year, new laptop, new podcast, and a new book out from our guest Alex Speier (@alexspeier). Chris and Ian spend an hour with the Boston Globe beat writer discussing his new book, Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up, his Baseball America top 10 rankings and other thoughts from the system, and questions from our listeners in the mailbag. Heck, they even got Alex’s real-time “thoughts” on a transaction that broke during the chat!

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to support the show on Patreon.
4:00 – December and early January transactions
17:20 – Previewing our chat with Alex: his Top 10 rankings and some thoughts about Homegrown
25:15 – A quick look at the Rookie Development Program invitees
27:30 – Alex Speier’s on the podcast (whaaaaaaat?!)
30:00 – On Homegrown
1:04:45 – Alex’s take on the farm system
1:32:00 – Alex helps us with the mailbag!

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Players mentioned in the show

Juremi Profar
Joe DeCarlo
Jett Bandy
John Andreoli
Mike Kickham
RJ Alvarez
Chris Mazza
Robinson Leyer
Nick Longhi
Sam Travis
Angeudis Santos
Marco Hernandez
Tzu-Wei Lin
CJ Chatham
Michael Chavis
Triston Casas
Bobby Dalbec
Bryan Mata
Jarren Duran
Darwinzon Hernandez
Thaddeus Ward
Jay Groome
Gilberto Jiminez
Noah Song
Tanner Houck
Brainer Bonaci
Rafael Devers
Yoan Moncada
Logan Allen
Marcus Wilson
Jonathan Arauz
Yoan Aybar
Kyle Hart
Durbin Feltman
Mookie Betts
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Xander Bogaerts
Andrew Benintendi
AJ Politi
Chris Murphy
Antoni Flores
Danny Diaz
Felix Doubront

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Direct download: SPPod_171_-_Alex_Speier_talks_Homegrown_his_top_10_and_the_Sox_system.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

Technical difficulties be damned (RIP Chris’ laptop), Chris and Ian cobbled together a mid-December Podcast to tuck under your tree. Noah Song’s active military service saga continues without a definitive resolution. We released new rankings and the guys talk about who’s new, who moved and why some guys need to be seen before getting ranked higher. With the Rule 5 Draft completed, and the Sox making picks, the 40-man roster is a little fuller. Chris and Ian talk about the new guys in the system, as well as the most recent signings. Before cracking open the mailbag, they talk through some of the trade rumors. Finally, they wrap up with a quick discussion of the departure of Brian Bannister and how that affects the coaching staff and system.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:40 – Noah Song’s military service
9:45 – Rankings updates
15:10 – 40-man roster updates
18:30 – Rule 5 Draft roundup
34:15 – Red Sox system transactions
46:00 – Trade rumors
57:00 - Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Noah Song
Chih-Jung Liu
Yoan Aybar
Luis Perales
Kutter Crawford
Nathanael Cruz
Bobby Dalbec
CJ Chatham
Marcus Wilson
Eduard Bazardo
Kyle Hart
Josh Rutledge
Miguel Gonzalez
Jonathan Arauz
Javier Guerra
Brock Holt
Marco Hernandez
Tzu-Wei Lin
Raynel Espinal
Jose Espada
Brian Johnson
Denyi Reyes
Trevor Kelley
Sandy Leon
Adenys Bautista
Blake Swihart
Josh Osich
Jose Peraza
Martin Perez
Mookie Betts
Jackie Bradley Jr.

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Direct download: SPPod_170_-_This_isn_t_an_episode_of_Breaking_Bad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

It’s an existential question, and perhaps an appropriate one as the organization ramps up in the most pivotal offseason in recent memory. First, Chris and Ian recap the Sox representatives’ time at the Premier12 tournament, including a quick diversion into the latest news on Noah Song and his military commitment. It’s also everyone’s favorite time - the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft! Chris and Ian agree on the likely players - 4 of ‘em - added to the 40-man roster. Finally, after a quick examination of the list of 42 teams that would lose their affiliation under MLB’s radical realignment proposal, the guys got into a topic they’ve been teasing all offseason: the potential trade of Mookie Betts. What teams are potential landing spots? What is a realistic return? All that and more on this episode of the podcast!

6:45 - Premier12 wrap-up

10:50 - A quick tangent on Noah Song and the military

16:15 - Rule 5 protection projections

27:12 - A quick look at minor league free agents, and a 2013 draft post-mortem

31:44 - Follow-up on the radical restructuring proposal

40:35 - A complete analysis of the potential trade of Mookie Betts

 

Players mentioned on the show:

Bobby Dalbec

Tanner Houck

Noah Song

CJ Chatham

Eduard Bazardo

Marcus Wilson

Yoan Aybar

Pedro Castellanos

Jhonathan Diaz

Rusney Castillo

Daniel McGrath

Jhon Nunez

Jantzen Witte

Trey Ball

Teddy Stankiewicz

Kyle Martin

Carlos Asuaje

Gabe Speier

Mauricio Dubon

Jeff Driskel

Mookie Betts

Direct download: SPPOD111919.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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Direct download: SPPod_154_SoxProspect_Spring_Training_Trip_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

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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Direct download: SPPod_153_-_The_truck_is_there.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

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

More Podcasty Goodness Alert:
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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Direct download: SPPod_152_Red_Sox_VP_of_Amateur_Scouting_Mike_Rikard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

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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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._151_-_Alex_Speier_is_on_the_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Chris and Ian and all of us at SoxProspects want to thank you all for a great 2018. But before Ian sets off for the UK and Chris journeys to Florida, we wanted to leave a final (maybe) SoxProspects Podcast present for you. The guys review the Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 Draft. Chris addresses Dombrowski’s comments on the bullpen as he and Ian applaud how well positioned the team is on staffing the pen. They quickly run through the late year moves and transactions. Two excellent questions in the mailbag round out the show. Have a very happy holiday season, but before you do…

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:30 – Winter Meetings and Rule 5 Draft Recap
17:15 – Building a better bullpen
30:00 – Offseason to date overview
37:00 – Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Andrew Schwaab
Anyelo Gomez
Tyler Hill
Josh Ockimey
Austin Maddox
Brian Johnson
Hector Velazquez
Matt Barnes
Ryan Brasier
Colten Brewer
Travis Lakins
Durbin Feltman
Robby Scott
Tony Renda
Justin Haley
Gorkys Hernandez
Francisco Lopez-Soto
Rusney Castillo
Christopher Acosta
Pedro Castellanos
Bobby Dalbec
Trey Ball
Tzu-Wei Lin

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Direct download: SPPod_150_-_Roman_numeral_V.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Thanksgiving leftovers linger in the fridge and the last of the pumpkin pies has been finally eaten. And with the calendar poised to turn to December, we toss another log on the fire turn our eyes towards that most magical of wintry festivals. Yes, the hot stove is crackling and the winter meetings loom on the horizon. Chris and Ian start off with the 40-man roster. They break down the players protected from the rule V draft as well as the big name left exposed. They review the Arizona Fall League results. And then they take a look at the top 20 prospects and predict who gets dealt, who plays in Fenway next year and who stays down on the farm. Finally, we turn the show over to you and crack open the mailbag for some great questions.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:50 – Rule 5: Reyes protected, Ockimey not
33:00 – Arizona Fall League Wrap-Up
44:00 – Top 20 in 2019: MLB contributor, trade bait, or farmhand
1:14:45 – Emptying the mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Esteban Quiroz
Colten Brewer
Michael Chavis
Darwinzon Hernandez
Travis Lakins
Josh Taylor
Denyi Reyes
Josh Ockimey
Bobby Dalbec
Mike Shawaryn
Teddy Stankiewicz
Triston Casas
Jay Groome
Tanner Houck
Bryan Mata
Antoni Flores
CJ Chatham
Durbin Feltman
Nick Decker
Brandon Howlett
Jarren Duran
Nick Northcut
Alex Scherff
Gilberto Jimenez
Tzu-Wei Lin
Tate Matheny

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Direct download: SPPod_149_Im_not_dead_inside.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Give it up for your 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. Chris and Ian get together to share the latest news from the system. After a quick recap of the Arizona Fall League and the goings on in Venezuela, they get down to how to assemble a World Series title team. They review the top player development stories in the system. They review the draft to end all drafts - 2011. They laud the deep scouting work done that brought guys like Robby Scott and Hector Velazquez. And finally, they take a short look at what the offseason ahead brings.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:30 - Postseason roster considerations
8:30 - News from the Fall/Winter leagues
23:00 - Minor League Free Agents
25:30 - Building a World Series winner
1:27:30 - Red Sox Gold Glove winners


Players mentioned in the show

Michael Chavis
Darwinzon Hernandez
Bobby Dalbec
Josh Ockimey
Esteban Quiroz
Mike Shawaryn
Josh Taylor
Enmanuel De Jesus
Christopher Acosta
Justin Haley
Dustin Pedroia
Steve Pearce
Christian Vazquez
Jackie Bradley
Matt Barnes
Blake Swihart
Mookie Betts
Brandon Workman
Brian Johnson
Andrew Benintendi
Robby Scott
Hector Velazquez
Sam Travis
Tzu-Wei Lin
Rafael Devers
Steven Wright
Brock Holt
Heath Hembree
Joe Kelly
Eduardo Rodriguez
Marco Hernandez

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Direct download: SPPod_148_Not_a_bad_investment_for_a_buck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

End-of-season rankings … season is upon us, and the full complement of the SoxProspects brass is ready to chat about it. Chris and Ian welcome back The Dude himself, Mike Andrews, to the virtual studio for an extended discussion of the state of the Sox system. All topics are fair game: why Michael Chavis remains the consensus top prospect, why Darwinzon Hernandez jumped both Tanner Houck and Bryan Mata to become the top (healthy) pitching prospect in the system, the differences that put Antoni Flores ahead of CJ Chatham, the huge jumps by breakout players from Instructs for whom we don't even have headshots, and more. It sure seems like the depth, at least, is back, but is the system still down on the whole? We'll break it all down.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:00 - Rankings Update
1:05:00 - Josh Taylor and the Rule 5 Draft
1:11:15 - Mailbag/Twitter/Forum Questions

Players mentioned in the show

Michael Chavis
Triston Casas
Jay Groome
Bobby Dalbec
Darwinzon Hernandez
Tanner Houck
Bryan Mata
Antoni Flores
CJ Chatham
Durbin Feltman
Nick Decker
Mike Shawaryn
Brandon Howlett
Danny Diaz
Jarren Duran
Josh Ockimey
Gilberto Jimenez
Chase Shugart
Pedro Castellanos
Esteban Quiroz
Marco Hernandez
Tzu-Wei Lin
Brayan Bello
Yoan Aybar
Aldo Ramirez
Yasel Santana
Josh Taylor
Ryan Pressly
Roldani Baldwin
Chad De La Guerra
Angel Maita
Ceddanne Rafaela

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Direct download: SPPod_147__Season-end_rankings_spectacular.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Last year, the Sox cancelled Instructs following the damage from Hurricane Irma. And we love Instructs. It's a fresh look at players who we haven't seen since Spring Training and a first look for guys who are new in the system.  Ian went to Instructs. And he liked what he saw. Chris and Ian went deep on some of the guys and lightning round through all the players in Instructs. They welcome Chris Becerra to the front office. And they wrap up the show with a trip into the mailbag.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:30 - What is the fall Instructional League
13:30 - Ian's Instructs Reports
30:00 - Instructs Lighting Round
57:00 - Chris Becerra joins the Front Office
59:00 - It's mailbag time

Players mentioned in the show

Antoni Flores
Gilberto Jimenez
Yoan Aybar
Francisco Lopez-Soto
Joan Martinez
Andrew Politi
Yasel Santana
Zach Schellenger
Alex Scherff
Chase Shugart
Lane Milligan
Justin Qiang
Triston Casas
Pedro Castellanos
CJ Chatham
Andre Colon
Danny Diaz
Ryan Fitzgerald
Brandon Howlett
Everlouis Lozada
Esteban Quiroz
Kleiber Rodriguez
Trey Ball
Nick Decker
Jarren Duran
Angel Maita
Bramdon Perez
Caleb Ramsey
Jagger Rusconi
Kervin Suraez
Bobby Dalbec
Mookie Betts

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._146__Thats_a_heckuva_signing_for_10K.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Our minor league revels now are ended for 2018. Before we turn our attention to the big club and their quest to break the franchise record for wins in a season, Chris and Ian wrap up the minor league season. They preview the Arizona Fall League, highlighting the strong contingent of Sox Prospects who will play for Mesa. They begin to game plan the off-season, before getting down to the in-depth review of the system at season end. Ian concludes that the system is coming back, thanks to a great draft and high volume of international signings. But first, Chris and Ian welcome unofficial podcast ombudsman and Senior Web Editor Matt Picard to refute Chris' slanderous comments about Kevin Youkilis.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:30 - In defense of Kevin Youkilis
10:30 - Mailbag
26:30 - Arizona Fall League Rosters
36:00 - High Minors Recap
48:30 - Mid Minors Recap
56:50 - Low Minors and Draft Recap

Players mentioned in the show

Kevin Youkilis
Michael Chavis
Josh Ockimey
Bobby Dalbec
Mike Shawaryn
Darwinzon Hernandez
Esteban Quiroz
Teddy Stankiewicz
Josh Taylor
Travis Lakins
Rusney Castillo
Trey Ball
Jay Groome
CJ Chatham
Brett Netzer
Bryan Mata
Tanner Houck
Roniel Raudes
Tanner Nishioka
Jhonathan Diaz
Triston Casas
Nick Northcut
Jarren Duran
Brandon Howlett
Durbin Feltman
Nick Decker
Danny Diaz
Antoni Flores
Eduardo Lopez

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._145-_Were_letting_it_roll_so_just_go_ahead.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

Join Chris and Ian as they sort through the people's mailbag. They share their thoughts on the WooSox (Narrator: WooSox?) What do you think about WooSox? We'd like to know. Ian declared victory in the what is a prospect debate. He also saw Mike Shawaryn shove at Pawtucket. Then Chris cracked open the mailbag. They compare Bobby Dalbec and Michael Chavis. Ian and Chris agree that the logjam of players in corner spots will resolve itself soon enough. They go deep on Pedro Castellanos and his power profile. Plus does Denyi Reyes have enough stuff to go with his fantastic control?

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. And thanks for your support in the SoxProspects Donation Drive
5:30 - We hate WooSox
16:30 - We asked. You answered, what's a prospect
18:30 - Latest from Pawtucket
27:50 - The people's mailbag
29:30 - Chavis vs. Dalbec
41:30 - The corner infield logjam
59:00 - Will Pedro Castellanos tap into his power
1:15:45 - International Spending and the luxury tax cap

Players mentioned in the show

Mike Shawaryn
Sam Travis
Williams Jerez
Ty Buttrey
Ryan Brasier
Michael Chavis
Bobby Dalbec
Jarren Duran
Allen Webster
Lars Anderson
Daniel Nava
Hunter Cervenka
Pedro Castellanos
Denyi Reyes


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Direct download: SPPod_144_-_They_have_a_Durin_Duran_and_Duron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

It's August, and the Red Sox are rolling. Chris and Ian break down the Kinsler trade. Now that the trade deadline has passed, the Sox are promoting prospects. Ian saw a few of the new guys at Pawtucket and reports on how they look. The guys throw down over what kinds of minor league players should be classified prospects. Should a 30-year-old journeyman minor leaguer be ranked alongside a 16-year-old Venezuelan amateur? Let us know your thoughts by dropping us a line. Speaking of your mail, Chris and Ian wrap up the show by opening the mailbag and answering your questions.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
3:30 Welcome to Boston, Ian Kinsler
16:00 Promotions
39:00 August rankings
42:30 What is a prospect
59:00 Mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Ty Buttrey
Williams Jerez
Tony Renda
Travis Lakins
Durbin Feltman
Mike Shawaryn
Josh Ockimey
Antoni Flores
Ryan Brasier
William Cuevas
Denyi Reyes
CJ Chatham

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Direct download: SPPod_143_-_Ian_might_be_silent_about_it.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

The trade deadline is right around the corner. With one swap in the books, Chris and Ian bid farewell to Jalen Beeks. They look ahead to potential upgrades to the big-league club, whether in the bullpen or at the keystone. Ian has been to Lowell and updates us on the progress of several promising young players in short-season ball. Then Chris and Ian break down the mid-season re-rankings from Baseball America and MLB Pipeline, in particular why their top fives look a bit different than ours. Ian talks about why Jay Groome is his number two guy in the system. Chris explains the challenges hitters with a first base-only defensive profile face. And the guys debate whether a hitter can shove. Despite Ian's claim to the contrary, they can't. Pitchers shove. Hitters rake. (Chris's note: Thank you, Joe)

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Podcast Show Notes 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
03:30 - Beeks-Eovaldi trade analysis
24:00 - Latest from Lowell
36:30 - Midseason rankings from BA and MLB and the system's top five

Players mentioned in the show

 
 
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Direct download: SPPod_142_-_Well_I_do_so_deal_with_it.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33am EDT

As we reach the major league All-Star Break, Chris and Ian update us on changes in the site rankings, including the additions of the top international signee and final draft signings. Ian has seen Lowell and reports on a very interesting Spinners roster. Durbin Feltman is (was?) dealing. Jarren Duran is very fast. Meanwhile, Chris ventured to luxurious Woodbridge to see Salem. Bobby Dalbec is mashing. Bryan Mata is very young (and in the Futures Game, which Chris was also at). We also got to your emails. Ian weighs in on the challenges of scouting just the stat line. And leading off, Chris shared some good news: You should be getting podcast goodness more regularly now. You’re welcome.

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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
03:30 - July 15th rankings update
26:30 - J2 signings
29:30 - Final draft signings update
35:00 - Scouting the system: Lowell
46:15 - Scouting the system: Salem
1:04:00 - Emails

Players mentioned in the show

Bobby Dalbec
Tzu-Wei Lin
Roniel Raudes
Jarren Duran
Durbin Feltman
Denyi Reyes
Kutter Crawford
Jhonathan Diaz
Eduardo Lopez
Chris Machamer
Thad Ward
Tyler Dearden
Devlin Granberg
Kole Cottam
Tyler Esplin
Michael Chavis
Bryan Mata
Tanner Houck
Matt Barnes
CJ Chatham
Brett Netzer
Darwinzon Hernadez
Christopher Acosta
Ryan Brasier
Ty Buttrey

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Direct download: Podcast_Episode_141_-_I_can_probably_talk_about_this_now.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Surely, you can't be serious! It looks like Chris and Ian picked the right time to record a podcast. The new rankings have landed. The Red Sox have locked in their draft picks in the upright position. International signings are cleared for take-off. Join Chris and Ian as they taxi through the system. Their first stop is the Steve Pearce trade. They go over the likelihood of more trades to add to Boston's budget for the July 2 prospects. Chris highlights the big movers and all the debuts in the new rankings. Ian recaps who he's seen at Pawtucket and Lowell.

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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
02:15 - Farewell Santiago Espinal
10:45 - More trades are coming
13:30 - International free agency preview
16:30 - New rankings for July
24:30 - Quick draft signings update
27:45 - More rankings talk
33:30 - Notables at AAA: Buttrey, Travis and Jerez
43:45 - Jarren Duran could be a guy
47:00 - Stateside debut of Alexander Montero
52:00 - Emails

Players mentioned in the show

Sam Travis
Santiago Espinal
Michael Chavis
Bryan Mata
Tanner Houck
Tristan Casas
Nick Decker
Danny Diaz
Antoni Flores
Nick Northcut
Durbin Feltman
Travis Lakins
Ty Buttrey
Williams Jerez
Jarren Duran
Alexander Montero
Jordan Weems

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep_140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Remember that episode of Spring Training scouting reports we promised? Here it is. With the benefit of time (prepare to grimace when the guys excitedly talk about how great Jay Groome looked...), it looks like Chris and Ian saw some things coming and were way off on others. Listen in and find out!

Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus, it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
03:25 - Jay Groome
12:20 - Tanner Houck
20:30 - Sam Travis
22:30 - Darwinzon Hernandez
25:45 - Alex Scherff
29:45 - Josh Ockimey
30:45 - Roniel Raudes
34:30 - Cole Brannen
40:30 - Danny Diaz/Antoni Flores
43:45 - Jake Thompson
46:15 - Pedro Castellanos
48:30 - CJ Chatham
52:00 - Joan Martinez
54:45 - Lightning Round: Brett Netzer, Kervin Suarez, Everlouis Lozada, Santiago Espinal, Jeremy Barfield
1:03:00 - Emails: Aaron Perry, selectively aggressive, drafting, bold predictions, Bobby Dalbec, sleepers (Jhonathan Diaz, Andre Colon, Tyler Dearden, Tyler Esplin)

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Direct download: SPPod_139__The__Lost__Spring_Training_Reports.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

Well that was unexpected! On the first day of the 2018 Draft, the Red Sox selected 3B/1B Triston Casas and OF Nick Decker, high schoolers from Florida and New Jersey, respectively. Both boast raw power as their best tool and high upside. What did Chris and Ian think? If you've been listening, you probably already know, but download and find out on this special short episode!

Direct download: Draft2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am EDT

That's Juan Carlos Linares who looks like one of the Beagle Brothers. And if we're referencing JC Linares, who ranked in the top twenty in 2011, then you know that, yeah, the system isn't looking good right now. But that system transformed in a minute during the 2011 draft, and guess what time it is? With the first and second rounds on Monday night, Ian highlighted his take on the Sox draft strategy for the 2018 draft. The guys shared the new rankings, discussing Jay Groome's status after Tommy John, the latest on Tanner Houck and Bryan Mata at Salem, Jalen Beeks and his cut fastball, and scouting reports on Travis Lakins, Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez. Plus much more.

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Podcast Show Notes 

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus it's the SoxProspects 2018 Donation Drive
5:00 - Jay Groome and the state of the farm system
11:00 - The 2011 Red Sox Draft in history
18:00 - 2018 Draft Preview
29:00 - Jay Groome tumbles in the new rankings
34:00 - Bryan Mata and Tanner Houck switch places
41:30 - Jalen Beeks is mowing down batters
49:15 - More rankings updates and scouting reports

Players Discussed:

Jay Groome
Mookie Betts
Xander Bogaerts
Kutter Crawford
Michael Chavis
Tanner Houck
Bryan Mata
Jalen Beeks
Steven Wright
CJ Chatham
Santiago Espinal
Alex Scherff
Travis Lakins
Cole Brannen
Jake Thompson
Roldani Baldwin
Ty Buttrey
Williams Jerez

Read Mike Andrews' Draft Preview on news.soxprospects.com

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._137_-_He_looks_like_one_of_the_bad_guys_from_Ducktales.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Remember us? We've been busy. #BlameHatfield. After two-and-a-half soggy weeks of minor league games, we're back. Chris and Ian start with a rundown of the top talents in the system, who both happen to be sidelined, then broke down the wonderful success stories of Bobby Poyner and Marcus Walden, who both made the big club out of spring training. The guys renewed their objections to the handling of Blake Swihart. Finally, Chris and Ian noted the season-opening roster highlights and top early performers throughout the system, running the gamut from the loaded Salem rotation, young Greenville lineup, crowded PawSox pitching staff and Portland lineup that… really needed Josh Ockimey back.


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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
6:30 - Jay Groome and Michael Chavis updates
16:00 - Injury Updates from the system
22:00 - Poyner and Walden make the big club
36:15 - Finding Blake Swihart at-bats
47:00 - Pawtucket's bullpen depth
54:45 - Portland's intriguing storylines
1:00:30 - Salem's loaded rotation
1:12:30 - Greenville's young team

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Direct download: SPPod_136_-_Ian_is_being_a_wisenheimer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am EDT

The annual rite of spring approaches—the SoxProspects staff spring training trip is coming, and to set the table, Chris and Ian preview what they are looking forward to seeing when they get to the Fort. Ian notes the remaking of Tanner Houck. Chris lists out the questions that surround Cole Brannen. Ian wants to see Darwinzon Hernandez’ new slider. Chris seeks to understand what Alex Scherff is. The guys talk about the lack of power in the system, and the guys who might reverse that trend. Chris muses on the pop-up arm that will catch the guys by surprise. And finally, they go over the potential middle infielders to build out the system’s up-the-middle talent.

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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
7:00 - Previewing the SoxProspects spring training trip
12:00 - Top 20 Prospects Guys Who I Want to See SoxProspects Podcast 2018 Draft
24:00 - Email us, Tweet us, let us know who you want updated scouting reports on
26:00 - Three themes we want to see in guys in the system
34:15 - News and notes since the last podcast

Players Discussed:

Sam Travis
Jay Groome
Michael Chavis
Alex Scherff
Tanner Houck
Cole Brannen
Aneury Tavarez
Darwinzon Hernandez
Tyler Esplin
Pedro Castellanos
Roldani Baldwin
Trenton Kemp
Austin Glorius
Kervin Suarez
Everlouis Lozada
Santiago Espinal
CJ Chatham
Andre Colon
Joan Martinez
Bryan Mata
Jose Gonzalez

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Direct download: SPPod_Ep._135_2018_Spring_Training_Trip_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

The quiet winter is over. Spring training kicked off and so did, at last, the hot stove. Chris and Ian broke it all down on a transaction-heavy edition of the Podcast. Mookie won. Eduardo Nunez signed. JD Martinez ... was signing. The guys bode farewell to Ben Taylor and Bryce Brentz. Ian deftly responded to our mailbag question. And Chris closed out the show with a brief chat with one of our Patreon contributors, Brian Morelli from SoxSignatures.com.
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Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
10:00 - Mookie Betts prevailed in arbitration
18:30 - More transactions, Nunez Signs, Taylor DFA’d and Brentz traded
30:00 - JD Martinez has been signed
39:00 - Minors Transactions
45:45 - Michael Chavis is not healthy again
52:00 - Mailbag question: What is pitchability?
59:00 - Special Pateron Guest Sox Signatures’ Brian Morelli

Players Discussed:

Bryan Mata
Xander Bogaerts
Mookie Betts
Marco Hernandez
Ben Taylor
Bryce Brentz
JD Martinez
Jeremy Barfield
Blake Swihart
Brock Holt
Deven Marrero
Tzu-Wei Lin
Sam Travis
David Durden
Jake Romanski
Tommy Layne
Michael Chavis
Jalen Beeks

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Direct download: SPPod_134_-_Conspiracy_Theories_are_Real.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

Chris and Ian return to talk about the glacial pace of the offseason. Henry Owens has left the system. JD Martinez still hasn’t signed with the Sox. And while the big headlines tarry, the club has signed some minor league free agents, including Ivan De Jesus Jr. who returns to the club for his third stint. The guys go over non-roster invitations, touching on Chad De La Guerra’s rise from 17th round pick to big league camp. They break down the club’s AAA rule 5 pickups. Finally, they cover both Baseball America’s and Baseball Prospectus’ rankings of the Red Sox system.

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Podcast Show Notes 

 

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
2:00 – The slowly developing off-season
20:00 – Farewell, Henry Owens and minor league signings
29:45 – Non-roster invitations
42:00 – Red Sox Rule 5 pickups
48:00 – Arbitration Showdown: Mookie Betts
53:00 – Outside Red Sox prospect rankings
1:14:00 – Minor league coaching staff changes

Players Discussed:

Henry Owens
Ivan De Jesus Jr.
Oscar Hernandez
Chad De La Guerra
Marco Hernandez
Danny Mars
Michael Chavis
Andy Ferguson
Luke Tendler
Yomar Valentin
Mookie Betts
Darwinzon Hernandez
Lorenzo Cedrola
Tyler Hill
Bryce Brentz

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Direct download: SPPod_133_-_Six_Degrees_of_Ivan_De_Jesus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm EDT

Throughout the year, we get questions about who the Red Sox will protect from the Rule 5 Draft in the coming offseason. This week, we learned who those players are, so what better time to discuss? Why did the Red Sox protect Jalen Beeks, Ty Buttrey, and Chandler Shepherd? Listen and find out! Plus, the Arizona Fall League is over, so we recapped the fall campaigns of Michael Chavis, Henry Owens, and their compatriots on the league champion Peoria Javelinas. Finally, we mused about how Blake Swihart and Marco Hernandez might fit on the 2018 Red Sox roster.

Podcast Show Notes

0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
4:30 - Scouting Reports on Jalen Beeks, Chandler Shepherd and Ty Buttrey
20:15 - Players not added to the roster ahead of the rule 5 draft
28:30 - Arizona Fall League Wrap
37:00 – Other Winter League notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

25:30 - Other news

39:10 - Scouting reports from Portland and Lowell

46:20 - Mailbag!

 

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Players discussed:

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

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


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Podcast Show Notes

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

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

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

Brendan McGair from the Pawtucket Times joins Chris and Ian for the 120th edition of the SoxProspects Podcast. Chris and Ian are in a celebratory mood as we have, thanks to your help surpassed our initial goal on Patreon. And speaking of Patreon, our first Patron chat is coming up soon. If you want to get in on it, sign up at Patreon. Chris and Ian talk about the latest round of promotions, the PawSox stadium situation, some notable players in Pawtucket and discuss the state of the system as we head to the June 1st rankings update.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon and a word from Ian about the City United, Manchester in the United Kingdom.
9:30 - Breaking News - More promotions
20:00 - The Pawtucket Times' Brendan McGair
50:00 - Rankings Talk

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Direct download: SPPod_120_-_It_wouldnt_be_the_first_time_you_havent_recorded_a_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Chris is back from Greenville to join Ian for a news heavy Podcast. Prospects are getting promoted. Chris and Ian analyze all the moves and all the injuries we're tracking in the system. Chris quizzes Ian on the players in the Sox system who launched at least 10 home runs last season. With an extra week, you answered the call and refilled the mailbag with gusto. We have a Devers update and more of your questions.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
6:00 - Breaking News - Promotions galore
18:30 - Plus a needed demotion
22:30 - Injury bug bites Boston system
40:00 - Michael Chavis has hit 10 bombs
42:00 - Pawtucket update
53:30 - Mailbag time!

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Direct download: SoxProspects_05212017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am EDT

Now featuring the full episode!
 
The partners in crime, Chris and Ian, have the SoxProspects virtual podcast studio all to themselves. They break down the decision to hold off on rushing Rafael Devers to Boston. They go over why it's Kyle Kendrick and not Brian Johnson or Henry Owens replacing Steven Wright. We cover the 2-8 scouting scale, how options work and speculate on why so many pitchers in the system are mowing guys down. Plus, it's mailbag emptying time.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
4:30 - Breaking News: Rafael Devers is really good. Why isn't he in Boston?
18:00 - More News: Steven Wright is done, Why wasn't my favorite SoxProspect pitcher promoted instead of Kyle Kendrick?
20:30 - System Promotion Update - Mission Accomplished #FreeAneury
26:30 - Congrats to Shaun Anderson and Austin Rei - SoxProspects' Pitcher and Player of the month
31:30 - Questions from the SoxProspects crew
42:00 - Looking ahead to the July 1 International Signing Period
48:30 - Mailbag time!

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Direct download: SoxProspects_05062017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

Chris and Ian welcome Mike Andrews, the Dude, His Dudeness, or el Duderino - if you're not into the whole brevity thing - to the Podcast just in time to go over the new rankings, because it's May at last. An end to April showers and Pawtucket rainouts. We also crown a new king atop the Sox Prospects ranking leaderboard. Ian, Chris and Mike go over the risers, fallers and all the rankings related news. Ian spends a minute sharing the latest from Pawtucket. And Chris cracks open the mail bag to get to your questions.


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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon..
8:00 - May Rankings - The New Top 20
38:30 - May Rankings - Charting 21 - 60
49:30 - It's Mailbag time
1:13:00 - Pawtucket News

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Direct download: SoxProspects_04302017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

Ian and Chris welcome Chaz Fiorino to the Podcast and go deep on Portland. We have an update on Rafael Devers. We go into the intrigue of Aneury Tavarez spend more time as a Sea Dog. Chaz and Ian play bullpen bingo with the Portland 'pen. We peer into the mailbag to find out just what we have in both Ben Taylor and Jamie Callahan and we bid a parting tribute to our friend and now former colleague Matt Heugel.

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Podcast Show Notes

2:00 - We wish our good friend Matt Heugel a fond farewell. 4:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
6:30 - April in Portland
9:30 - Portland Hitters
27:30 - Portland Starters
41:00 - Portland's 'Pen
58:00 - It's the Ben Taylor Mailbag

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Direct download: 2017-0413.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Real actual baseball. Minor League season kicked off tonight and with the rains in the northeast, Pawtucket and Portalnd were washed away. And what better time than now to review rosters and dip into the mailbag to answer your questions. Ian and Chris check in on the Portland bullpen quartet. The compare the depth between Salem and Portland. Ian still isn't buying the Roniel Raudes story. Greenville's rotation looks to be the best of the minor league affiliates. Jeremy Rivera's suspension gives the guys a chance to discuss the minor league policies for drug suspensions. And we've got your emails. Listen In!

Podcast Show Notes

1:00 - Intros, Housekeeping, email us and Remeber to check us out on Patreon.
10:30 - Ian's Misadventures with the Lowell mascot
12:00 - Pawtucket Roster Review
29:00 - Portland Roster Review
43:00 - Salem Roster Review
58:00 - Greenville Roster Review
1:15:00 - Twitter Mailbag - #AskSP

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Direct download: SoxProspects_04052017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT