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

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

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_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

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.

Love the show? Want to help us out while also getting exclusive goodies? Support the podcast by contributing to us on Patreon! Go to Sox Prospects on Patreon for the details.

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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

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_185_-_Get_things_started_and_ramp_up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am EDT