In Episode 12 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, Dave DeFreitas and Nick J. Faleris tackle a wealth of talent in the Houston Astros organization. Already poised to compete for an AL West title and deep run into October, the ‘Stros have reinforcements to call on in the short term, as well as multiple waves of talent rolling towards the big club at the lower levels.
Astros Organizational Review (Article/Rankings)
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00:00:00 – Introduction.
00:02:45 – Dave breaks down Francis Martes.
00:04:30 – How does the development round out?
00:09:00 – Nick breaks down Kyle Tucker.
00:18:15 – Nick breaks down Forrest Whitley.
00:19:45 – Discussing “big body” risks; contrasting to Tyler Kolek (RHP, Marlins).
00:25:45 – Dave breaks down David Paulino.
00:30:00 – Derek Fisher discussion.
00:37:45 – Garrett Stubbs discussion.
00:45:00 – Ramon Laureano discussion.
00:50:00 – Teoscar Hernandez discussion; Astros outfield depth.
00:55:00 – Jandel Gustave and James Hoyt discussion.
01:03:30 – Dave breaks down Yulieski Gurriel; where does Gurriel best fit in 2017 and beyond?
01:13:30 – Dave breaks down Jason Martin.
01:17:45 – Dave breaks down Franklin Perez.
01:21:30 – Daz Cameron discussion.
01:29:00 – Dave breaks down Gilberto Celestino.
01:30:45 – Nick breaks down Miguelangel Sierra.
01:31:40 – Dave breaks down Jonathan Aruaz.
01:32:45 – Nick breaks down Yordan Alvarez.
01:34:45 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Cionel Perez.
01:37:30 – “Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Jorge Alcala.