Defensive Indifference: Ep. 5 — Org Reviews (Athletics/D’Backs)

In Episode 5 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, Dave DeFreitas and Nick J. Faleris discuss the state of the Oakland Athletics’ and Arizona Diamondbacks’ systems. See below for a table of contents covering topics discussed in this episode.

Athletics Organizational Review

Diamondbacks Organizational Review

Have a question, comment or critique that you’d like to have read on the show? Send your thoughts to You can also tweet your questions and opinions on the Braves organizational review by using the hashtag #2080AsChat and #2080DBacksChat.

Direct Download
iTunes Home

RSS Feed

Episode Topics

00:02:50 – Oakland overview
00:04:20 – Franklin Barreto discussion
00:07:15 – Barreto compared to other shortstops discussed on previous episodes (Gordon/Swanson/Albies)
00:11:30 – Dave breaks down Frankie Montas
00:15:00 – The similar paths of Montas and Gio Gonzalez
00:17:15 – Grant Holmes discussion
00:21:20 – A.J. Puk discussion
00:27:45 – Jharel Cotton and Daniel Gossett; arms close to contributing and developmental buffers for Holmes/Puk
00:29:00 – Dave breaks down Cotton; discussion of breaking stuff and fly ball tendencies
00:33:00 – Nick breaks down Gossett
00:36:00 – Growing stable of arms in Oakland; options to round-out rotation; what to do with Sonny Gray
00:40:00 – Introduction to Oakland positional prospects
00:42:00 – Nick breaks down Matt Chapman; comparing Chapman to Josh Donaldson
00:47:00 – Dave breaks down Max Schrock; future role and path of entry
00:52:15 – Richie Martin discussion; utility options and Arismendy Alcantara
00:59:30 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Heath Fillmyer
01:01:45 -“Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Logan Shore
01:06:00 – Diamondbacks intro
01:07:00 – Domingo Leyba discussion
01:14:00 – Jared Miller discussion
01:19:00 – Anthony Banda discussion; when a starter profile doesn’t play-up in relief
01:24:30 – Who do you take? Miller or Banda?
01:27:30 – Socrates Brito discussion
01:32:00 – Joey Krehbiel discussion; Rule 5 discussion, who gets picked and why?
01:41:00 – Dave breaks down Gabe Speier
01:43:30 – Who do you take? Krehbiel or Speier?
01:44:30 – Nick breaks down Sergio Alcantara
01:47:45 – Jamie Westbrook discussion
01:51:00 – Dave compares Westbrook to Jasrado Chisholm
01:54:00 – “Who ya got?”, Dave breaks down Mark Karaviotis
01:58:00 – “Who ya got?”, Nick breaks down Jimmie Sherfy
02:03:30 – Mailbag; Blake Snell‘s outlook and a compare/contrast with Brent Honeywell