In the third episode of this limited series of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, co-hosts Ryan Sullivan and John Eshleman are joined by Adam McInturff for a discussion of two topics near and dear to him. The trio provides a seminar on fastball command in segment two and in segment three they discuss how the Arizona Fall League relates to the MLB Rule V draft. Ryan and John open the show by discussing the prodigious AFL performance of Mets 1B Peter Alonso.
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Transition music: Talking Heads — Road to Nowhere
Segment 1: Peter Alonso, FV 60
00:03:05 – Peter Alonso (1B, Mets) discussion.
00:07:00 – Did the Scouts miss?
00:08:20 – The glove.
00:10:10 – Drafting for two tools.
00:12:09 – The projection.
Segment 2: Guest Adam McInturff; Discussing “Command”
00:17:05 – Command with Adam McInturff.
00:19:05 – The questions.
00:21:50 – The concept of command (vs. control).
00:24:30 – Command and the 2080 scouting scale.
00:28:40 – Next-level command.
00:31:25 – Projecting command.
00:36:15 – When is it “it is what it is”?
00:38:20 – The Tommy Eveld (RHP, Marlins) corollary.
Segment 3: AFL and the Rule 5 Draft
00:40:00 – AFL and the Rule 5
00:46:30 – “Actionable” dudes > Elite Dudes for some Scouts
00:48:08 – Talking types.
00:52:38 – Jackson McClelland (RHP, Blue Jays) discussion.
00:53:45 – Danny Dopico (RHP, White Sox) discussion.
00:55:15 – CJ Hinojosa (SS, Giants) discussion.
00:58:20 – Ali Sanchez (C, Mets) discussion.
00:59:20 – Martin Cervenka (C, Orioles) discussion.