Defensive Indifference Ep. 02.12 — Brian Sakowski and the PG National Showcase

In Episode 02.12 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, Brian Sakowski of Perfect Game USA joins Burke Granger and Nick Faleris to discuss the first big showcase of the 2019 draft season — the Perfect Game National Showcase, hosted at Tropicana Field. Burke and Brian discuss some of their favorite players from the event and the showcase circuit, more generally. The three finish up the episode with a mailbag hit asking to rank the top bats from a talented Oregon State squad, with a distinct possibility the best overall prospect was the one not selected in the first round of the MLB Draft this June.

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Transition music: Crown of the Valley; Conrad — Jets to Brazil

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00:00:00 – Welcoming back Brian Sakowski; what is the Perfect Game National Showcase?
00:06:00 – Daniel Espino (RHP, Georgia Premier Academy (GA)) discussion.
00:09:00 – CJ Abrams (SS, Blessed Trinity Catholic (GA)) discussion.
00:13:15 – Jerrion Ealy (OF, Jackson Prep (MS)) discussion. (Ole Miss)
00:19:30 – Selection process for Perfect Game All-American Classic.
00:21:45 – Brennan Malone (RHP/OF, Porter Ridge (NC)) discussion.
00:26:30 – Riley Greene (OF, Hagerty (FL)) discussion.
00:32:45 – Mailbag: Rank these Oregon State Bats – Nick Madrigal, Trevor Larnach, Adley Rutschman.