Defensive Indifference: Ep. 19 — MLB Draft Signing Deadline and Tournament of Stars

In Episode 19,  Nick J. Faleris and Burke Granger discuss some 2018 MLB Draft standouts from USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars. Nick and Burke then step through some unsigned 2017 draftees leading into today’s signing deadline, as well as thoughts on some of the more interesting signed classes.

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Episode Topics

00:00:00 – Intro.
00:04:00 – Tournament of Stars – General Thoughts.
00:07:00 – Burke breaks down Will Banfield.
00:13:30 – J.T. Ginn discussion.
00:20:00 – Mike Sinai discussion.
00:26:00 – Nick short-circuits Burke’s breakdown of Jered Kelenic; Burke eventually gets to talk.
00:31:00 – Discussion on Brice Turang and summer All-American teams.
00:33:30 – Burke ranks above five 2018 draft eligibles as of today
00:36:00 – Draft Signings/Deadline intro.
00:36:30 – Surprising bonuses; Kyle Wright, Brendan McKay.
00:38:00 – Brendan McKay discussion
00:42:00 – Oakland A’s signings; Nick Allen, Greg Deichmann, Jared Poche, Austin Beck.
00:48:00 – Hunter Greene signing bonus estimate; signing Seth Lonsway and Greene; overall Reds haul (Jeter Downs, Jacob Heatherly, Cash Case); not enough left to sign Garrett Mitchell.
00:51:30 – Dodgers yet to sign top three picks (Jeren KendallMorgan Cooper, and Connor Wong); who gets what?
00:56:00 – Impressive Brewers haul (Keston Hiura, Tristen Lutz, Nicholas Egnatuk).
00:58:00 – Rays class; Drew Rasmussen not signing; importance of McKay; Taylor Walls, Zach Rutherford, Michael Mercado discussion.