Defensive Indifference: Ep. 24 — Waldon and Wyllys

In Episode 24 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, Emily Waldon and Jared Wyllys join Nick J. Faleris and share their thoughts on the 2017 Minor League season, their favorite players of 2017, and a couple of names to watch for in 2018. In Part 2 Jared and Emily break down the current state of the Cubs and Tigers systems.

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Episode Topics

Part 1
00:00:00   Intro.
00:02:00   Minor League Roulette Intro.
00:08:00   Scouting the complexes.
00:11:00    Jared’s Player of the Year – Jon Duplantier (RHP, Diamondbacks); Jared’s feature piece on Duplantier linked here.
00:20:00   Emily’s Player of the Year – Bo Bichette (SS/2B, Blue Jays).
00:30:00   Jared’s Sleeper to Watch in 2018 – Ben Rortvedt (C, Twins).
00:35:00   Emily’s Sleeper to Watch in 2018 – Pedro Avila (RHP, Padres).

Part 2
00:43:00   Cubs system – all about pitching.
00:49:00 Prospects as future contributors vs. prospects as assets to move (Gleyber Torres/Eloy Jimenez for Aroldis Chapman/Carlos Quintana).
00:53:00   Steps forward for Jen-Ho Tsung and Dillon Maples.
00:58:00   Tigers system – improvements to the system; bringing in more talent/fresh direction.
01:02:00   Breaking down the arms Matt Manning, Beau Murrows, Jairo Labourt.
01:08:00   Derek Hill and Daz Cameron discussion.
01:13:00   Tigers outlook in 2018.