FanGraphs Audio: Prospects with Mike Newman

Episode 296
Prospect analyst Mike Newman considers, among other matters, the candidates for entering the season as 2013’s “top prospect” — and what significance that designation has, if any. Also: Mike Zunino‘s status in the wake of catcher John Jaso‘s departure from Seattle. Also-also: teams with and without the requisite prospect packages for acquiring Justin Upton from Arizona.

impact a deep minor-league system can have on an organization’s ability to acquire major-league talent — not unlike what happened in the recent trade that saw Toronto acquire Mark Buehrle, John Johnson, and Jose Reyes from Miami.

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David Wiers
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Member
3 years 6 months ago

I was there in Atlanta, and yes, what a pain.

John Johnson
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John Johnson
3 years 6 months ago

AA will be pretty angry he traded for a pitcher who played in 4 games in 1894

Jonathon Singleton
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Jonathon Singleton
3 years 6 months ago

I think I have something to say about the lack of legitimate bat-first 1B prospects.

More seriously, I think Newman is right in saying 1B prospects are down league-wide, but I do think Singleton is one prospect that you can hang your hat on as a legitimate impact player at the position.

Justin Vargas
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Justin Vargas
3 years 6 months ago

A left-handed major league pitcher with an elite change-up, and a former running back in the NFL? Quite a talent he is.

brett
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brett
3 years 6 months ago

Broken link?

Dexter mathorfan
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Dexter mathorfan
3 years 5 months ago

More podcasts with Mark Newman! Great rapport, informative and funny.

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