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


 

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

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

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

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.
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_211_June_Rankings_Update.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT