Defensive Indifference: Ep 11 — Org Reviews (Marlins/Royals)

Episode 11 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast sees Dave DeFreitas and Nick J. Faleris discuss two down systems in the Miami Marlins and Kansas City Royals. Despite each system being thin on talent, there’s a potentially special arm debuting on the Marlins farm this year, as well as some Royals upper-level talent that could help supplement the 25-man for one more push at the playoffs.

Marlins Organizational Review (Article/Rankings)

Royals Organizational Review (Article/Rankings)

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Episode Topics

Segment 1
00:00:00 – Introduction.
00:01:15 – Nick breaks down Braxton Garrett.
00:06:15 – Dave and Nick discussion projections on Garret and development ahead; irresponsible comp to the LA lefty that shall not be named.
00:09:45 – Brian Anderson discussion.
00:13:45 – Drew Steckenrider discussion.
00:19:30 – Jarlin Garcia discussion.
00:21:00 – Nick breaks down Thomas Jones.
00:28:00 – Tyler Kolek discussion.
00:32:00 – Isael Soto  discussion.
00:34:45 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Brian Anderson.
00:36:15 – “Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Dillon Peters.

Segment 2
00:41:00 – Royals intro; Hunter Dozier discussion.
00:47:00 – Matt Strahm discussion.
00:54:30 – Josh Staumont discussion; valuing relief vs. starter profiles.
00:58:30 – Jorge Bonifacio discussion; the line between a 4A guy and potential regular contributor.
01:02:45 – Ryan O’Hearn discussion.
01:07:15 – Donnie Dewees discussion; the importance of an up-the-middle defensive profile.
01:13:45 – Chase Vallot discussion.
01:16:00 – Meibrys Valoria discussion; contrasting with Vallot.
01:18:15 – Seuly Matias discussion; upside and 2017 outlook; player comp.
01:22:45 – Ashe Russell discussion; what went wrong in 2016 and what to expect in 2017.
01:27:45 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Khalil Lee.
01:32:00 – “Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Scott Blewett.

Segment 3
01:36:00 – 2080 Mailbag: Who are your top five high upside, younger MLB Draft players in the 2017 class?