Defensive Indifference: Ep. 23 — Prospects of the Year

In Episode 23 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, Nick J. Faleris and Dave DeFreitas discuss their top three pitcher and position player prospects for 2017 and crown their Prospects of the Year.

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Episode Topics

Part 1
00:00:00   Intro.
00:01:00   Dave’s travels; state of the Twins.
00:07:30   Top MiLB Position Players in 2017.
00:11:00   Ronald Acuna – season recap; projecting 2018.
00:24:00 Vlad Guerrero Jr. – comps at same age.
00:41:00   Fernando Tatis – defense; bat projects.
00:45:00 Final order for Prospect of the Year (position players).

Part 2
00:51:00   Mitch Keller – loud stuff; projecting future role.
01:00:00   Michael KopechJosh Beckett comp; comparing and contrasting Walker Buehler.
01:14:00   Ian AndersonAdam Wainwright comp; projecting 2018.
01:22:00   MacKenzie Gore – 2018 breakout candidate; elite high school pitching prospects.
01:38:00   Revisiting the 2017 Draft – Gore vs Hunter Greene; Gore vs Royce Lewis.
01:41:00   Final order for Prospect of the Year (pitchers).