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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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Direct download: SPPod_211_June_Rankings_Update.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:00pm 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
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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 

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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 

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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 3:30pm 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 

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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 

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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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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
 
 
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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:30am 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
 
 
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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:49pm 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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Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:56pm 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
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