Defensive Indifference: Ep. 8 — Org Reviews (Angels/Rockies)

In Episode 8 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast it’s a Tale of Two Systems, as Dave DeFreitas and Nick J. Faleris tackle both a lean Angels system and an impressive collection of talent on the Rockies’ farm.

Angels Organizational Review

Rockies Organizational Review

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Episode Topics

Segment 1
00:00:00 – Introduction.
00:06:30 – Matt Thaiss discussion.
00:16:00 – Jahmai Jones discussion.
00:20:30 – Rebuild or reload in the AL West?
00:25:45 – Nick breaks down Brandon Marsh; prospect comp?
00:30:30 – Dave breaks down David Fletcher.
00:33:30 – Fletcher’s future role; comps.
00:35:30 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Michael Hermosillo.
00:38:45 – “Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Nonie Williams.

Segment 2
00:43:00 – Rockies introduction.
00:43:30 – Jeff Hoffman discussion.
00:49:00 – Raimel Tapia discussion.
00:51:00 – Is Tapia’s “crouch” really a big deal; Tapia in Colorado or more valuable to another org?
00:57:30 – Brendan Rodgers discussion.
01:00:00 – Where does Rodgers break in considering crowded Rockies’ infield.
01:02:30 – German Marquez vs. Yency Almonte.
01:06:45 – Kyle Freeland discussion.
01:13:00 – Ryan Castellani discussion.
01:17:15 – Assessing Colorado’s short-term options and long-term outlook; trade options.
01:23:45 – The prospects that disappointed in 2016 (Eddie Butler, Ryan McMahon, and Forrest Wall).
01:26:45 – Putting together a future homegrown rotation and the dangers of trading a huge package for a front-end guy.
01:29:30 – Nick breaks down Riley Pint.
01:34:00 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Jerry Vasto.
01:36:30 – “Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Tyler Nevin.