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FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen on the July 2 Class

Episode 822
Even the best players in this year’s international free-agent class won’t be wholly relevant for another five years. With that in mind, much of this episode is dedicated to those IFAs who signed five years ago — a collection of players that includes Rafael Devers and Gleyber Torres among others. Also: notes from Longenhagen’s looks in the Rookie-level Arizona League and other, different notes from FanGraphs’ annual trip to Denver, Colorado.

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FanGraphs Audio: Dayn Perry A&M

Episode 821
Dayn Perry is a contributor to CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball and the author of three books — one of them not very miserable. He’s also the highest educator on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 3 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Meg Rowley on Ranking and Choosing and Voting

Episode 820
Baseball coverage features considerable ranking and also no little voting. Maine, meanwhile, recently became the first state to employ ranked choice voting in an election. Meg Rowley, managing editor of the Hardball Times and also scholar in the field of Representation, is tasked with commenting on both simultaneously in this edition of the program.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 50 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Jake Mailhot, FanGraphs Resident for May

Episode 819
Jake Mailhot is a staff editor at Mariners blog Lookout Landing. Even more relevant to this episode, he also served as FanGraphs’ resident for the month of May. On this edition of the program, he discusses the lengthy correspondence between his Chinese grandparents, the ancient correspondence between Paul and the Ephesians, and Edwin Diaz as religious experience.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 2 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik Mixes Up His Matts

Episode 818
Travis Sawchik, past author of one book and future author (with The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh) of another one, recently conducted an interview in the White Sox clubhouse with a player he assumed, for good reason, was Matt Davidson. Also addressed: the competitive advantage of a multipositional catcher and Sawchik’s interview with White Sox announcer Jason Benetti.

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FanGraphs Audio: The Draft Episode

Episode 817
This past Friday, Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel published version 3.0 of their mock draft. On Monday, the draft itself is scheduled to begin. This edition of the program was both recorded and published on Sunday. Discussed: the greatest shifts between v 2.0 and v 3.0 of Longenhagen and McDaniel’s mock draft, the players (like USF left-hander Shane McClanahan) for whom team evaluations seem to differ greatly, and a scenario in which Detroit doesn’t select Auburn righty Casey Mize with the first overall pick.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 7 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Nearly an Hour of Jay Jaffe

Episode 816
Jay Jaffe is progenitor of the very famous JAWS metric and also author of the reasonably famous The Cooperstown Casebook. On this edition of the program, he discusses Mike Trout’s legitimate Hall of Fame credentials, players who produced excellent early-career seasons but not similarly excellent overall years, and his evolving opinion of David Cone.

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FanGraphs Audio: Prospect Team Conference Call

Episode 815
Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen and lead prospect analyst emeritus Kiley McDaniel analyze all prospects. Discussed: scenarios in which Casey Mize doesn’t go first overall, why Giants front-office members have been spotted in Atlanta, and how Cleveland could ruin the draft for a number of other clubs. Also: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Juan Soto.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 58 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Meg Rowley, Live on Tape from Ravenna

Episode 814
Meg Rowley is the managing editor of The Hardball Times. She’s also the guest on this edition of the program, during which she provides an account of James Paxton’s no-hitter as seen from a pizza place in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.

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FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik, Live at a Barnes & Noble

Episode 813
Travis Sawchik has authored one book and is in the process of authoring another one. He joins this edition of the program from a chain bookstore in the suburbs of Cleveland.

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FanGraphs Audio: The Dayn Perry Plodcast

Episode 812
Dayn Perry is a contributor to CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball and the author of three books — one of them not very miserable. He’s also the spiritual invertebrate on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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FanGraphs Audio: Shakeia Taylor, FanGraphs Resident for April

Episode 811
Shakeia Taylor’s work has appeared both at Complex and The Hardball Times. Most relevant to this episode, she has also served as FanGraphs’ resident for the month of April. On this edition of the program, she discusses Cleveland baseball and Chicago baseball and youth baseball.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 57 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen Has Good Information

Episode 810
Eric Longenhagen was told by a source before publishing his Astros list that right-hander Josh James, a former 34th-round pick and generally obscure prospect, had been recording higher fastball velocities in camp. Given James’ age and modest numbers as a professional, Longenhagen omitted him from the Astros list anyway. In the meantime, however, James has cobbled together one of the best starts in all the minors. Should it have been obvious? Would Longenhagen do anything differently? Those are questions the host of FanGraphs Audio fails to ask explicitly.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 51 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Jay Jaffe’s Inaugural Appearance

Episode 809
Jay Jaffe has served as a contributor both to Sports Illustrated and, before that, to Baseball Prospectus. He’s the progenitor of the very famous JAWS metric and also author of the reasonably famous The Cooperstown Casebook. This represents his inaugural appearance on the program.

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FanGraphs Audio: Meg Rowley and the Gauzy Mists

Episode 808
Meg Rowley recently collected and published FanGraphs’ staff predictions for the 2018 season. In this episode, she both (a) examines those predictions and (b) endures the host as he reviews last year’s edition of the same exercise. Also discussed: how Shohei Ohtani is likely of some benefit to the Angels but probably less benefit to the Mariners.

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FanGraphs Audio: What Joey Votto Sees

Episode 807
Travis Sawchik recounts three conversations from his tour of camps this spring: Joey Votto on aging, Chris Archer on four-man rotations, and Eric Hosmer on how Sawchik might very well be an idiot.

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FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen on Three of the Top-10 Draft Prospects

Episode 806
Three of the 2018 draft’s top-10 prospects have played near Eric Longenhagen in Arizona this spring. He shares not only his thoughts regarding those prospects but also his ideas about them. Also: scouting a two-time Cy Young winner. And: the concept of “reverse projection.”

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FanGraphs Audio: Meg Rowley on the Performance of Anger in Baseball

Episode 805
Meg Rowley recently published a twopart taxonomy of baseball ejections, each post populated largely by video of adult men wildly flailing their arms and other appendages. “Is this real anger?” the host asks. Patiently, is how Rowley responds.

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FanGraphs Audio: Kiley McDaniel on the 2018 Draft Class

Episode 804
Recently, Eric Longenhagen and guest Kiley McDaniel published a list of the top prospects for the 2018 amateur draft. More recently, McDaniel himself provided an update on many of those prospects a couple weeks into their respective seasons. In this episode, he not only discusses that update but also recounts a recent trip to the Dominican Republic for MLB’s International Showcase.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 2 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik at Home and Office

Episode 803
At one of his previous places of business, guest Travis Sawchik and the rest of his coworkers were accidentally sent a spreadsheet containing the salary of every employee at the company. The information, according to Sawchik, “created some animosity” around the office. This incident is almost certainly relevant — at least in some way — to the very public manner in which ballplayers are compensated. “How?” is the question nearly addressed in this edition of the program.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 56 min play time.)

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