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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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).
00:51:00 Mitch Keller – loud stuff; projecting future role.
01:00:00 Michael Kopech – Josh Beckett comp; comparing and contrasting Walker Buehler.
01:14:00 Ian Anderson – Adam 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).