Ralph, Matt and Eddy each share their 2019 MiLB Pitcher and Hitter of the Year. And we promise Wander Franco wasn't one of them!
Despite the title, this isn't the table reading to a late '90s action flick sequel. It's the pilot episode of brand new mini series all about the best live looks our staff got. Sometimes the numbers lie and the value of seeing a player live can be the missing piece you need to form a proper picture.
In this episode, Ralph Lifshitz and Matt Powers chat about Gilberto Jimenez, Deivi Garcia, Riley Greene and more.
Ralph, Eddy and Matt (who joins us midshow) are here to tell you which September call ups you'll need for power, speed and pitching ratios. Shoutout to Ralph for a deep cut with his pitching recommendation that makes a ton of sense.
Also in the show:
-Some Adley Rutschman live looks talk
-Helping Eddy decide between Mason Martin and Brailyn Marquez in a league
-Julio Rodriguez is a freak
-And why milk is good for you
Ray Butler of Prospects365.com (@Prospects365) dropped by as we compared our respective sites' midseason lists.
This episode includes:
-WTF to do with Aristedes Aquino in your league
-How to approach young SP prospects
- Touching upon our rank discrepancies of Yusniel Diaz, Spencer Howard, Nate Pearson, Seth Beer and more
-Breaking down trades we've made in our dynasty leagues
-The usual news and notes you might've missed
One of our longest episodes yet features:
-Our favorite prospect dynasty value bump after the deadline
-Reasons to be skeptical of Joey Cantillo, Griffin Conine, Taylor Trammell
-Reasons to NOT be skeptical of Sixto Sanchez, Jonathan India, Dylan Carlson and more
-Dustin May's 2019 outlook
-Isan Diaz's HR totals ROS
-Abraham Toro being undervalued
-KRob and Alek Thomas promotion thoughts
- Our minor league moves of the week (some great dynasty lottery tickets this week)
The OG trio talk about the promotions of Nick Lodolo (to Low-A) and Jonathan India (to Triple-A) and then dive into 5 players (from each of us) that we're crushing on. Ranging from Trent Grisham, Jairo Pomares, Levi Bell and more, come listen at which prospects you should be paying attention to right now.
Ian Kahn of Rotowire and The Athletic joins us to talk all things dynasty baseball as well as a couple of players Ian feels you should be targeting in your leagues. We cover Luis Robert’s accession, Gavin Lux’s assault on AAA, and other names to keep an eye on. It’s an hour with the Father of America, tune in and pay your respects!
Baseball Prospectus Senior Writer and Dodgers prospect extraordinaire Wilson Karaman joins Ralph and Matt as the trio talk all the hot LA names (Dustin May, Gavin Lux, Edwin Rios and more), break down fantasy ramifications of Dylan Cease, Brendan McKay and even do a little digging on the Futures Game Roster.
The MLB Draft Extravaganza! After some brief news -- where we talked about Zach Plesac and Devin Smeltzer a ton -- we dove into the names that you want to circle for your First-Year Player Draft. If you want power, who do you take? Speed? Average? Who's the best pitcher? Best upside play outside top 15 names? Come learn about the next wave of MLB prospects.