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SPPod #143 - Ian might be silent about it

8/10/2018
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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,...

Duration:01:27:03

SPPod #142 - Well, I do, so deal with it

7/30/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:18

SPPod #141 - ...And then there's hot streaks

7/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:20:05

SPPod #140 - I have never seen Airplane!

7/2/2018
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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...

Duration:01:16:11

SPPod #139 - The "Lost" Spring Training Reports

6/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:22:53

SPPod #138: 2018 Draft Day One Review

6/5/2018
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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!

Duration:00:20:14

SPPod #137 - He looks like one of the bad guys from Ducktales

6/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:15:30

SPPod #136 - Ian is being a wisenheimer

4/24/2018
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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...

Duration:01:19:53

SPPod #135 - 2018 Spring Training Trip Preview

3/22/2018
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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....

Duration:00:45:29

SPPod #134 - Conspiracy Theories are Real

2/26/2018
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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. Listen in! Podcast Show...

Duration:01:13:20

SPPod #133 - Six Degrees of Ivan De Jesus

1/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:20:01

SPPod #132: The cat is looking at me skeptically

11/22/2017
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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...

Duration:00:45:07

SPPod #131.5 #Addendum

11/14/2017
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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...

Duration:00:39:59

SPPod #131: #BlameHatfield

11/2/2017
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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...

Duration:01:29:05

SPPod #130: Lots of stuff about error bars

9/12/2017
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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...

Duration:01:18:01

SPPod #129: I've had a long, weird day

8/31/2017
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With the calendar turning to August 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...

Duration:01:17:34

SPPod #128: I Read the Spark Notes and it was Pretty Interesting

8/15/2017
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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 2016 draftees Brett Netzer and Jake Thompson, among others. Listen In! Podcast Show Notes 2:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon. Plus it's the...

Duration:01:24:48

SPPod Ep. 127: Stranger Things Hatfield

8/1/2017
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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...

Duration:01:20:01

Podcast Ep. 126: It's What We Do When Skype Is Working, At Least

7/18/2017
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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...

Duration:01:24:42

SPPod Ep. #125: International signings with Baseball America's Ben Badler

7/4/2017
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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. Listen In! Podcast Show...

Duration:01:36:28