Defensive Indifference: Ep 17 — Org Review (Cubs) & 2017 MLB Draft

In Episode 17,  Dave DeFreitas and Nick J. Faleris discuss an interesting Cubs’ system but first, Nick and Burke Granger welcome to the show Perfect Game’s Brian Sakowski to review Perfect Game’s first Mock Draft of the year.

Cubs Organizational Review (Article/Rankings)

Perfect Game Mock Draft (Picks and Player Write-ups)

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Episode Topics

Segment 1
00:00:00 – Introduction.

Segment 2
00:06:45 – Introduction to Brian Sakowski and the Perfect Game Mock Draft.
00:13:30 – Top 5 picks; who’s competing with Hunter Greene?
00:17:30 – Brian and Burke break down Kyle Wright; Wright vs. Brendan McKay.
00:20:00 – Picks 6-through-10; breaking down Vanderbilt’s Jeren Kendall and Kentucky prep standout Jo Adell.
00:30:00 – Picks 11-through-20; value in Virginia’s Adam Haseley; Brian breaks down Florida’s Alex Faedo.
00:38:00 – Picks 21-through-30; JuCo arms Nate Pearson and Brendon Little; Huntington Beach two-way talent Nick Pratto.
00:45:30 – Picks 31-through-36; South Carolina’s Clarke Schmidt; Missouri State slugger Jake Burger; Georgia prep standout Drew Waters.

Segment 3
00:54:00 – Cubs introduction.
00:58:00 – Nick and Dave discuss potential Cubs trades.
01:15:00 – Dave breaks down Eloy Jimenez.
01:24:00 – Ian Happ discussion.
01:36:00 – Dylan Cease vs. Oscar De La Cruz.
01:44:00 – Jeimer Candelario discussion.
01:55:00 – “Who ya got?”; Dave breaks down Trevor Clifton.
01:58:00 – “Who ya got?”; Nick breaks down Mark Zagunis.