Prospect To Be Named Later - A Cardinals Podcast
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Ep. 10 - Prospects #23 - #20
In the latest (and a little late) episode of Prospect To Be Named Later, Kyle and Colin continued their march towards the top prospects in the system. They talked prospects #23-#20, including… 23. Evan Mendoza - 3B 22. Johan Oviedo - RHP 21. Edmundo Sosa - SS 20. Tommy Edman - SS We also mixed in a little chatter about a new Cardinal who wasn't in the organization when we completed our list, Connor Greene.
Ep. 9 - The Countdown Begins
Colin and Kyle kicked off the podcast portion of their Top 30 Prospects with prospects #30-24. They are... 30. Stefan Trosclair 29. Andy Young 28. Alvaro Seijas 27. Matt Pearce 26. Wadye Ynfante 25. Sam Tewes 24. Patrick Wisdom
Ep. 8 - Mo Throws a Gut Punch
On Saturday at the Winter Warm-Up in downtown St. Louis, President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak indicated his willingness to enter the season with Luke Gregerson as the closer and prospects Ryan Helsley and Jordan Hicks as relief options. Colin Garner of the Redbird Daily and Kyle Reis of Birds on the Black broke down the comments and their implications for the long-term development of two Top 10 pitching prospects.
Ep. 7 - The Cardinals Traded Prospects?
Colin Garner and Kyle Reis of The Redbird Daily and The Birds on the Black broke down the recent trades made by the Cardinals. They started with the move of the offseason, acquiring Marcell Ozuna for a quartet of prospects -- Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra, Zach Gallen, and Daniel Castano. They also gave preliminary scouting reports on the two infielders acquired for Stephen Piscotty, Yairo Muñoz and Max Schrock. They closed out the episode with a look ahead to future moves.
Ep. 6 - Fall Ball and the Forty-Man
Colin Garner (@colingarner22) of the Redbird Daily and Kyle Reis (@kyler416) of Birds on the Black discussed the Cardinals' decision to add four players -- Austin Gomber, Oscar Mercado, Tyler O'Neill, and Derian Gonzalez to the forty-man roster. They also discussed Andrew Knizner's outstanding AFL performance and asked if he was indeed better than Carson Kelly, as some has suggested in recent weeks. No Cardinals offseason discussion would be complete without a mention of Giancarlo Stanton,...
Ep. 5 - Arizona Fall League Preview
In the first post-season (not postseason) episode of Prospect to Be Named Later, Kyle Reis and Colin Garner (@kyleR416 and @colingarner22 on Twitter) touched briefly on the playoff runs of the Peoria Chiefs, Palm Beach Cardinals, and Memphis Redbirds. Our main focus, however, was the upcoming Arizona Fall League. The Cardinals are sending eight players to this year's Fall League to play on the Surprise Saguaros, along with prospects from the Rangers, Twins, Royals, and A's. Those guys are...
Ep. 4 - Live from Hammons Field
Colin (@colingarner22) and Kyle (@kyler416) recorded live from Hammons Field during a Springfield Cardinals game. They talked the most exciting prospect at each level (and Kyle stumped Colin on the most exciting pitcher at State College). They also talked potential closers on the farm, debated whether or not Sandy Alcantara is ready for a big jump, and why was Josh Lucas is promoted?
Ep. 3 - Fringe Prospect Deep Dive
Colin (@colingarner22) and Kyle (@kyler416) fielded questions from listeners throughout the week and answered them in this episode. They included: What is Ryan Helsley's ceiling? Why was Jose Adolis Garcia demoted when Piscotty was optioned? What's the word on Eli Alvarez's defense? Who will have the biggest impact among September call ups?
Ep. 2 - The Delvin Developmental Guide
Colin and Kyle (@colingarner22 and @kyler416) tackled something that has intrigued and at times, confused, them this season: Delvin Perez. He's so young and so talented, they discussed how to view his development and what they want to see from him this season as part of a larger discussion of how teams develop prospects in 2017. They also discussed the organization's depth at catcher, primarily Andrew Knizner and Dennis Ortega. Should Carson Kelly be traded, could one of them be the...
Ep. 1 - Pilot
In the first episode of PTBNL, Colin and Kyle tackled a question that has loomed over the Cardinals as the deadline nears: the outfield log jam. They gave their outfield power rankings, as well as power rankings of both the infield and the outfield. They also discussed the recently updated MLB Pipeline top 30 prospects for the Cardinals. Kyle offered some critiques of the list and suggested who should be ranked higher - and lower - than they said. Finally, they tackled some questions from...