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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

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Arizona Fall League Sleepers
With the Arizona Fall League season ready to start on Oct. 3, the latest Pipeline Podcast identifies several non-Top 100 Prospects who could make a name for themselves in the developmental circuit.
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All in on the Arizona Fall League
It's all Arizona Fall League, all the time on this week's episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. With AFL rosters released late last week, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff do a deep dive into the prospects who will be in action in a couple of weeks.
62 min
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Top Performers In The Minors
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are all together again for the first time in a while on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, and their focus this edition is on the top Minor League performers of 2022
54 min
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Let the callups continue
Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo kick off this week's MLB Pipeline podcast breaking down the latest big prospect callups to the Major Leagues, including Top 100 prospects like the Astros' Hunter Brown, the Yankees' Oswald Peraza and the Red Sox's Triston Casas.
64 min
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Here we come A-Carrolling
On this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast, Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo celebrate the callup and big league debut of No. 3 overall prospect Corbin Carroll of the D-backs.
61 min
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Ranking The Systems
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Re-rank and file
MLB Pipeline just re-ranked all of its prospect lists, from the Top 100 to all 30 team Top 30 lists, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff waste no time digging into the new lists on this week's episode.
67 min
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Impact callups, new Top 100 prospects, No. 1 ca...
As we enter the dog days of August, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff look at some top prospects who could help their teams down the stretch, including baseball's No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Alvarez, plus two Rays. two Yankees and two Dodgers.
61 min
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Reviewing The Trade Deadline
The latest Pipeline Podcast comes on the heels of the Trade Deadline, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff analyze all of the action. They begin by breaking down all of the nuances of the blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto (and Josh Bell) to the Padres for five talented young players. Then they discuss all of the other deals involving Top 100 Prospects, as well as which farm system improved the most and some smaller moves of note before dipping into the listener mailbag for three trade-related questions.
57 min
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Deadline Daze
On the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss a lot of deadlines. First, the impending Aug. 2 Trade Deadline, as they contemplate packages for Juan Soto and which contenders have the most prospect ammunition to swing deals. Then they turn to the upcoming Aug. 1 Draft signing deadline and break down the most notable bonus deals agreed to at this point. Finally, they discussing the ramifications of the MLB & MLBPA failing to agree on the details of an international draft by the July 25 deadline. As always, there's talk of the MiLB on MLB.tv schedule and a listener mailbag question as well.
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The Best Four Days Of The Year
The two biggest prospect events of the year are the Draft and the Futures Game, held on four consecutive days leading up to the All-Star Game. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff were on hand for all of it in Los Angeles and break down both events on the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast.
66 min
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Previewing mega-weekend: Futures Game & Draft
Just days away from the Futures Game and the Draft, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the biggest weekend of the year in Prospectdom.
72 min
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Top 100, Futures Game, Draft & More!
July is always jam-packed with prospect happenings and the MLB Pipeline Podcast is as well. Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra kick off the latest edition by detailing the major revisions to the Top 100 Prospects list, which is now headlined by Tigers outfielder Riley Greene. Jonathan Mayo checks in from the PDP League in Cary, N.C., with an interview with arguably the two best prep prospects in the 2023 class, outfielders Max
80 min
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Draft 2022 ... And 2023
This year's Draft is fast approaching and on the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss how Oklahoma RHP Cade Horton's stock is soaring after the College World Series and why taking sweet-swinging prep 2B Termarr Johnson could make a lot of sense for the Orioles at No. 1.
53 min
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A switch-pitcher, a 6-foot-7 shortstop and Mad Max
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff recap the biggest names and top performers from the second annual MLB Draft Combine, including Termarr Johnson, switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje, fireballer Jacob MIsiorowski and Alabama lefty Connor Prielipp, who took time out to join the podcast.
76 min
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Driving the Draft Combine
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the 2022 Draft Combine on this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. As many of the top Draft-eligible players gather in San Diego to meet with teams and show off their tools, the guys breakdown who’s there and how to watch.
62 min
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Kumar's back! Is he better than before?
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the NCAA postseason, with a Draft focus, on this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast.
57 min
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Draft, NCAA Playoffs Intersect
The NCAA regional playoffs begin this weekend and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff put them in perspective with the upcoming Draft in the latest Pipeline Podcast.
63 min
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Listmania: Top 100 Prospects, Draft Top 200
MLB Pipeline dropped significant updates to both of their major prospects lists this week, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down all the moves and additions to the Top 100 and the Draft Top 200 on the latest Pipeline Podcast.
61 min
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We Have A Kumar Sighting
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff start off the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast with some Draft talk, including expectations for 2021 Mets first-rounder Kumar Rocker as he tries to build up his stock with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the independent Frontier League.
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Ranking recent big league callups by future value
With five of baseball's Top 100 prospects making their big league debuts over the past week, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff discuss the long-term value of these players, as well as projecting the arrival of some elite prospects who are at Triple-A, including Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez and Triston Casas.
66 min
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Not-a-mock draft
On this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff unveil the first Rookie Power Rankings of the year and discuss the jump that Twins right-hander Joe Ryan has made on that list.
56 min
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Top 150 Draft Prospects
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the brand-new Top 150 Draft Prospects list, focusing on players who made the biggest jumps and falls, as well as the players as the very top of the list, including fifth-ranked Brooks Lee, who joins the pod on the heels of being ranked No. 5. They also look at some of the hottest hitting prospects in the Minors, including the Dodgers' Michael Busch and the Angels' Jordyn Adams. And they wrap up the show by answering the question of what they think the Orioles should do with the No. 1 overall Draft pick.
61 min
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Hot Starts In Majors & Minors
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss several players off to blazing beginnings to the Major and Minor League seasons in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast. Not only do they break down Seiyo Suzuki, Spencer Strider, Matt Brash and prospects Nolan Gorman and Jordan Brewer, but they also chat with Reds 2020 first-rounder Matt McLain, who needed just seven pitches to hit for the cycle on Sunday. There's also some Draft talk in advance of the new Draft Top 150 list coming out and a dip into the listener mailbag to ponder Japanese sensation Roki Sasaki.
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Big Debuts & the Incredible Steven Kwan
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss 2022 rookie debuts on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, looking at the top prospects who impressed with big moments in week one—including Julio Rodriguez's first hit, Hunter Greene’s 7 strikeouts and Steven Kwan’s silly start
59 min
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Happy Opening Day (Week)!
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff celebrate the start of the 2022 season on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, looking at all the top prospects who made big league Opening Day rosters, starting with No. 1 prospect Bobby Witt Jr. From there, the trio discussed some interesting and surprising Minor League assignments for other Top 100 prospects, broke down Rookie of the Year candidates in each league and finished up, as always, with a question from the Mailbag.
53 min
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Opening Day Beckons
On the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff focus on top prospects who could m
70 min
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Digging into the new Top 100 list
With the recent release of the 2022 Top 100 Prospects list, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra, and Jason Ratliff dive right in, starting at the very top, where there's a new No. 1 prospect in baseball
77 min
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Chock Full Of Prospecty Goodness
In perhaps the most jam-packed Pipeline Podcast ever, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff find themselves with a lot to break down in the wake of the lockout ending
64 min
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Torkelson, Greene, Groshans join the Pipeline pod
With Minor League Spring Training underway, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff take a look at prospects in action at camp, and Jonathan checks in from Florida, where he talked to Detroit's dynamic prospect duo of Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene and Toronto's 2018 first-round pick Jordan Groshans. They also discuss the details of MLB's proposed international draft and predict which players from the 2021 Draft class will reach the Majors first.
51 min
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Spring has sprung: Report from Yankees camp
Spring Training is getting going in full force and the Pipeline crew is all over it. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff kick things off with what's happening in Florida.
56 min
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College Opening Weekend
On this week’s MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo dig into the opening weekend of college baseball action, starting with the MLB4 Tournament and extending to top performers such as Jacoby Berry of LSU and Hunter Barco of Florida. They then turn their sites to Minor League prospects and their gloves, discussing the annual All-Defense Team, before finishing up, as always, by answering your questions in the mailbag.
65 min
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College baseball begins! And a visit from Andre...
Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joins the show, as Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the college baseball season and the weekend's MLB4 and Andre Dawson Classic tournaments, which help kick off the '22 campaign, with the latter celebrating Black History Month by showcasing seven Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) and their baseball programs. Dawson discusses his time at Florida A&M, being drafted from an HBCU and the honor of having the tournament named after him
54 min
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Drafting Prospects For 2023 & Beyond
It's time for a draft on the latest Pipeline Podcast, as Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo choose 10-man lineups of prospects set to arrive in the Majors in 2023 or later.
68 min
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Mailbag Madness
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff turn the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast over to their listeners in an all-mailbag edition
56 min
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Back to the Future
With Tuesday's announcement of David Ortiz being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Jim Callis, Jason Ratliff and Jonathan Mayo look back at what Ortiz was like as a prospect and young player.
56 min
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International Intrigue
In the wake of the international signing period opening on Saturday, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff welcome Jesse Sanchez to the podcast. MLB.com's international prospects guru, Sanchez discusses the top players in this year's crop and the challenges of scouting them during the pandemic. Phillies international scouting director Sal Agostinelli joins the gang to discuss the story behind signing All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz, and then Jesse answers listener questions in an extended mailbag segment
48 min
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International Edition With Guest Louie Eljaua
With the opening of the 2021-22 international signing period on the horizon, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss some of the top prospects available in this year's class and talk to Cubs vice president of international scouting Louis Eljaua.
56 min
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Predicting the new year
In the first Pipeline Podcast of 2022, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff take a look at the year ahead with a wide range of predictions, including World Series winner, Rookies of the Year, No. 1 overall Draft pick and top farm system at season's end. They also discuss some intriguing big-league debuts on the horizon, note some prospects poised for bounce back years and ponder a question from a listener who wants to know what the Brewers would have to give up to acquire Matt Olson.
62 min
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All in the family with Termarr Johnson
Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the brand-new Top 100 Draft Prospects list and welcome in Terrmarr Johnson, who might be the best pure prep hitter in decades and is No. 2 on the Top 100.
66 min
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Greg Amsinger and the 2022 Top 100 Draft list
Greg Amsinger and the 2022 Top 100 Draft list
57 min
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Looking ahead to the 2022 Draft
In this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff take a sneak peek at the 2022 Top 100 Draft prospect rankings, which are set to drop next week.
63 min
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Hot Stove: Prospect trades, Draft picks lost & ...
As the offseason action begins to percolate, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the prospects involved in the deals that sent Adam Frazier from San Diego to Seattle and Jacob Stallings from Pittsburgh to Miami, and they look at which teams have lost and gained Draft picks due to free-agent signings. They also review their ranking of the Top 25 prospects in this year's Arizona Fall League as well as some of the circuit's biggest breakouts. The trio wrap up by answering a question about Red Sox slugger Triston Casas.
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Pipeline Podcast: That's a wrap on the AFL
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff tie a bow on the 2021 Arizona Fall League by breaking down the championship game and taking a closer look at this year's award winners, including MVP Nelson Velazquez of the Cubs and Pitcher of the Year Owen White of the Rangers. Jim interviews Reds area scout Sean Buckley, who signed NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India and the guys look at some off-the-radar 40-man roster additions before dipping into the listener mailbag.
75 min
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The Fall Stars Come Out
The latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast focuses on the recently completed Fall Stars Game, which showcases the Arizona Fall League's top prospects and performers
79 min
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2021 Fall Stars Game
On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff focus on the highlight of the Arizona Fall League season, the annual Fall Stars Game. Sticking with the Fall League, they discuss the latest players of the week (White Sox infielder Yolbert Sanchez and Pirates right-hander Roansy Contreras) and interview Pirates second baseman Nick Gonzales. They also break down the correlation between top-rated farm systems and World Series champions and dip into the mailbag for a question about another Arizona Fall League star, Cleveland infielder Jose Tena.
58 min
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Arizona Fall League excellence
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some standout performances from the Fall League, including Top 100 prospect JJ Bleday. Jim interviewed this week's AFL Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, Cubs prospects Nelson Velazquez and Caleb Kilian. After taking a look at prospects playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, the trio hit the mailbag hard with several fans' questions.
62 min
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A (Fall) Classic Episode
A (Fall) Classic Episode
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All things Arizona Fall League & Lars Nootbaar ...
With the Arizona Fall League underway, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some of the early standouts, including the Mets' Brett Baty, Cardinals' Zach Thompson, Phillies' Bryson Stott, Nationals' Cole Henry and Rangers' Justin Foscue and Owen White.
67 min
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It's all about Tork!
It's all about Tork!
57 min
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Packed Pipeline Podcast!
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff have a lot to discuss in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, starting with the loaded rosters in the Arizona Fall League, which is set to kick off on Oct. 13.
68 min
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Prospect Team of the Year | Best debuts by 2021...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff make their picks for the 2021 MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year, led by Yankees' Anthony Volpe, Kansas City's Bobby Witt Jr. and M.J. Melendez and Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez.
59 min
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Prospects in the MiLB postseason
As the Minor League playoffs get underway, Jonathan Mayo, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff look at the 14 Top 100 prospects who are part of the postseason action and they rank each of the nine series based on prospect talent. They also discuss the impressive big-league debut of Rays right-hander Shane Baz, and Sam and Jonathan break down the newest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list, Mariners 2021 first-rounder Harry Ford. And they wrap up by answering a couple of questions in the Mailbag.
59 min
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Grayson Rodriguez is in the house!
Not only do Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo talk about Grayson Rodriguez as one of the top prospects who could compete in the Minor League playoffs AND discuss him as one of the hottest pitchers down the stretch of the 2021 season, but the Orioles' future star join the duo to talk about his 2021 season
52 min
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Looking ahead to the 2022 Draft
Fresh off their Top 20 lists of the top high school and college players in the Draft Class of 2022, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the strengths of each group, led by Termarr Johnson at Mays High School in Georgia and Brooks Lee at Cal Poly. And when the Draft is involved, Jim and Jonathan must hold their own version, each picking 10 players from the class. The rest of this week's episode turned to Minor League prospects, from the hottest hitters in the Minors to a new addition to the Top 100 list, before finishing things off with the Mailbag.
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International affairs
Jesse Sanchez joins Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff to discuss the new Top 50 International Prospects list, led by 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Roderick Arias, who is expected to sign with the Yankees. Jim, Jonathan and Jason also discuss the recent farm system rankings and the strong correlation between being at the top of that list and subsequent success at the big league level. They then spotlight the three newest additions to the Top 100 Prospects list and wrap up by answering a question from the mailbag.
65 min
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New farm system rankings
Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new farm system rankings in the latest edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. They discuss the three best systems (Orioles, Mariners, Marlins), plus four on the rise (Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Reds) and why the White Sox sinking to the bottom somewhat reflects their big league success. Also on tap: a rare Top 100 Prospect pitching debut against another Top 100 prospect (Edward Cabrera vs. Josiah Gray), the latest addition to the Top 100 list (Indians RHP Daniel Espino) and a couple of questions from the mailbag.
55 min
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The updated prospect rankings are out!
The Top 100 Prospects, team Top 30s and Top 10 by Position lists have all been updated, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the Top 100. They discuss trends and demographics (an all-time low number of pitchers on the list, and an all-time high number of catchers and shortstops), the Top 10 overall, the highest risers on the list, the biggest falls, the highest-ranked newcomers and where 2021 draftees debuted on the list. They also look at which teams are best represented on the list and and answer a listener's question in the mailbag.
67 min
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Impact callups and a sneak preview of the new T...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff look ahead to some potential prospect callups that could make an impact down the stretch
60 min
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The Double Deadline
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff recap the action from last week's trade and draft signing deadlines in this week's Pipeline Podcast.
50 min
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Deadline days | And interview with first drafte...
Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff analyze a quartet of recent trades that have involved prospects and discuss more that could be on the horizon as the Trade Deadline nears. They also look at the few remaining Draft picks that have not come to terms on deals ahead of the signing deadline
66 min
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Our favorite picks of the Draft
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff continue their look at the recently concluded 2021 Draft. Jim and Jonathan pick their favorite selections for each round through the fifth. Much like the scouting industry is forced to do, they then started examining the top prospects in the '22 Draft class. Finally, they turn their attention to pro ball by breaking down recent Top 100 callups in Boston's Jarren Duran, Angels outfielder Brandon Marsh and Dodgers right-hander Josiah Gray, before finishing up, as always, with a question from a listener.
65 min
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Draft recap, Futures Game takeaways and more fr...
From Denver, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down one of the most fun -- and most consequential -- weeks in MLB prospect history. The crew talks through their impressions of the Draft experience and all of the twists and turns in three days of picks, starting with the Pirates’ selection of Henry Davis. Then they discuss the Futures Game, including Spencer Torkelson’s impressive batting practice power display. And finally, they finish the show with takeaways from the High School All-American Game and High School Home Run Derby.
69 min
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The busiest prospect week … ever? | And a Bobby...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff run through an updated top 10 mock Draft, look ahead to a jam-packed week including the Futures Game, High School All-American Game and High School Home Run Derby, make their picks for the likeliest Futures Game players to win a batting practice home run derby, dip into the mailbag to answer questions about upcoming mocks and potential surprise picks, and chat with No. 7 overall prospect Bobby Witt Jr. of the Royals.
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The Inaugural Draft Combine
On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the first-ever MLB Draft Combine and discuss which players stood out the most in North Carolina. In advance of the College World Series finals between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, they discuss the top Draft prospects for 2021 and beyond still in Omaha. Also on tap: Jonathan interviews Diamondbacks scouting director Deric Ladnier. Plus Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno and Royals first baseman Nick Pratto join the Top 100 Prospects list, and multiple mailbag questions.
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Wander Time
The Pipeline crew sets expectations for No. 1 prospect Wander Franco ahead of his big league debut, updates Draft news with a focus on the MLB Draft Combine, lobbies for a few Futures Game picks including Marco Luciano and Bobby Witt Jr, examines new prospects entering the top 100 and then debates the long-term outlooks for Joe Adell and Jarred Kelenic.
58 min
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Draft fever! Catch it!
Jason Ratliff returns to shepherd Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo through a ton of Draft talk, from the expansion of MLB Pipeline's rankings to 250 for the first time ever, to the top tools in the Draft class and a discussion of five guys who have helium. Then the trio took a victory lap by looking at big leaguers leading the All-Star Game voting who were ranked as top prospects as Minor Leaguers. And finally, they welcomed the Marlins' Jesus Sanchez back to the Top 100 list and finished, as always, with a question from listeners.
56 min
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Tournament Time
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the teams that survived and the prospects that stood out in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Also on the docket: comparing potential No. 1 overall picks Marcelo Mayer and Jordan Lawlar and putting them in the context of a historically deep high school shortstop class, Jarred Kelenic's rough first taste of the Majors and what it might mean for the future, former No. 1 overall picks Adley Rutschman and Spencer Torkelson heat up, the latest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list (Rockies LHP Ryan Rolison) and our weekly mailbag question.
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College Playoffs & The Draft
With the NCAA Division I tournament about to start, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo discuss the best prospects who will be involved and how moving the Draft to July will change how teams scout the college playoffs. They break down the half-dozen Top 100 Prospects involved with the Olympic baseball qualifying tournament, one of whom (Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran) might be able to help his contending big league club right now. They also chat about the newest Top 100 Prospect, Indians shortstop Gabriel Arias, and answer a couple of questions from readers.
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It's a Mock-ery: Draft scoop and more
Mock Draft season is heating up, and Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo will file new ones every week. The duo take a look at first-round projections, discuss how events like conference tournaments could impact those prognostications, and check if fans' wish lists would come true in future mocks. Then they break down five college lefties in this year's class. Jim and Jonathan also discuss Taylor Trammell's torrid bat since he returned to Triple-A, welcome Angels outfielder Jordyn Adams into the Top 100 and kick off "Wander Watch," our vigilant look at when Wander Franco might get called up.
56 min
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It's NOT a mock | Plus: a Marcelo Mayer interview
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo reboot their personal top 20 picks Draft (based on their preferences and not a mock based on what teams might do). With the expansion of the Draft Top 200 coming soon, they looked at five guys who are joining the list. That led into Jim's interview with one of the Draft prospects in the class, California prep shortstop Marcelo Mayer. Not wanting to ignore pro prospects, Jim and Jonathan broke down the debuts of Mariners phenoms Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert.
61 min
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Kelenic Is Coming! Kelenic Is Coming!
In this week's edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the impending big league arrival of outfielder Jarred Kelenic (No. 4 on the MLB Pipeline Top 100) and what he'll mean to the Mariners. They also discuss who might be the next big-time prospect to make the Majors and top performers from the first week of the Minor League season. They ponder the lack of clarity at the top of the 2021 Draft, candidates to go in the first round who didn't quite crack last week's mock draft and new Top 100 Prospect Jackson Rutledge (and outgoing Top 100 Prospect Michael Kopech) and answer a mailbag question about Mets prospects Francisco Alvarez and Pete Crow-Armstrong.
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It’s Minor League Opening Day!
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo get ready for Minor League action for the first time in almost two years, talking about which prospects they’re excited to watch at the start of the 2021 season while also looking at the most stacked Minor League teams this year. It’s not a podcast without talking Draft, with Jim and Jonathan looking at the top of the first round as Jim works on a new Mock as well as five guys with interesting family trees. Finally, Jonathan talks with Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin about Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter.
68 min
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Draft & More Draft
Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra discuss Jonathan Mayo's first full first-round projection of the 2021 Draft, and they later conduct a draft of their own by picking teams of prospects who have changed organizations. They also break down baseball's hottest rookies, including the curious case of Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia, discuss the newest Top 100 Prospect (Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran) and discuss a Mailbag question about top Mariners prospects.
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Experts take shot at top 20 Draft picks
As a preview of the Top 150 Draft Prospects list, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff conduct their own draft, with Jim and Jonathan alternating to make the top 20 picks of the first round. They also take a look at the two most recent additions to the Top 100 Prospects list, Giants left-hander Seth Corry and Reds shortstop Jose Garcia. They wrap up by answering a couple of questions in the Mailbag, including one about Yankees phenom Jasson Dominguez.
58 min
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The newest top-100 prospects, and rookies on th...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss prospects off to fast starts, including a group of starting pitchers who are being used in relief roles in the big leagues this year. Plus a look at five new addition to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, an update on Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter’s performance and five Draft guys on the rise.
65 min
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Hot rookies; Arcia trade, The Yerminator and a ...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss rookies who are off to a hot start in the first week of the season. Jonathan chats with White Sox senior director of baseball operations Dan Fabian about Yermin Mercedes' historic start to the season and how he was acquired through the Rule 5 Draft. The trio discusses the the Orlando Arcia trade and the three players who recently entered MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list. Finally, get your weekly update on Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, and we answer another Draft question in the mailbag.
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Opening Day rosters surprises; Rookie Power Ran...
With the arrival of 2021 regular season, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff take a look at some top prospects who made Opening Day rosters, as well as some who didn't, and when we can expect to see them. They also break down the preseason Rookie Power Rankings and Sam's rankings of the farm systems based on hitters, pitchers and 21-and-under talent. The crew discusses the continued dominance of Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter and answers a Mailbag question about Braves outfield prospect Michael Harris.
68 min
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Farm system rankings; Rocker and Leiter 1-2? RO...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the Top 5 teams in MLB Pipeline’s Farm Systems ranking, with the Rays at No. 1 again. Jim and Jonathan highlight some players that have impressed them in Spring Training and they discuss the 2021 Draft, as Vandy pitchers Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter are living up to the hype, and some college catchers -- including Miami's Adrian Del Castillo -- are making some noise. Finally, Jim and Jonathan break down their picks in an experts' Rookie of the Year draft and answer questions from the mailbag.
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Top 30 Lists, Hot Springs, Draft Update, New Rules
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss MLB Pipeline’s newly released Top 30 Prospects lists, highlighting the Indians, Twins, Giants, Cardinals and Braves. Then the guys detail some prospects standing out in Spring Training, such as outfielders Mickey Moniak (Phillies) and Heliot Ramos (Giants), check in on the Vanderbilt aces and other players making draft news and give their reviews of the new rules being implemented in the Minors. And as always, they dive into the mailbag to take a question from a listener.
62 min
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Top 30 lists are here! (AL West, Yankees, Red S...
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new 2021 Top 30 Prospects lists -- four from the AL West (Astros, Angels, Rangers and A's), plus the Red Sox and Yankees. Hear updates on how potential top Draft picks Kumar Rocker, Jack Leiter, Jaden Hill and Sal Frelick have performed this season. And finally, Jim and Jonathan discuss which prospects have impressed in big league spring training games.
63 min
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Let the games begin, Spring Training Update plu...
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss how some of the Top 100 prospects are performing as Spring Training games have begun and what Twins SS Royce Lewis' torn ACL does for his prospect status. Jonathan catches up with Pirates prospect Jared Oliva as they look back at his 2020 MLB debut and the outlook for the 2021 season. Finally, the trio discusses the fastest and most powerful prospects in baseball.
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Spotlighting Spring Training & Under-25 Stars
 In this week’s Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about why they’re anticipating this Spring Training more than most and highlight non-roster invitees to watch. They also talk to Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning, discuss MLB.com’s 25 Under 25 Draft, break down a couple of Rays trades and dip into the reader mailbag.
62 min
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A look ahead to Spring Training and to 2023, th...
Jason Ratliff, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis get excited about the start of Spring Training and discuss how it will be different this year. They also break down the extensive changes coming to the Minors in 2021, speculate on who might emerge as the game's top prospects in 2023, rehash MLB Network's Top 100 Prospects show and answer reader questions.
67 min
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Top 100 Prospect Whiffs, Red Sox RHP Prospect T...
On this week’s MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis discuss which prospects they missed on through the years when ranking the Top 100 Prospects. Jim chats with Red Sox pitching prospect Tanner Houck about his MLB debut in 2020 and the myth that pitchers with low arm slots can't make it as starters. Plus, we take a deep dive into the mailbag and answer four reader questions. Submit questions via Twitter (@mlbpipeline, @jonathanmayo or @JimCallisMLB) and we may answer them on future shows.  
67 min
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Top 100 breakdown, Adley and J-Rod interviews, ...
The new 2021 Top 100 Prospects list is out, and the Pipeline crew digs into it with a breakdown of the list, interviews with two of the top five players (Orioles' Adley Rutschman and Mariners' Julio Rodriguez) and a round of Top 100 Jeopardy! See whether Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo or Mike Rosenbaum comes out on top as Jason Ratliff tries to stump them. They also break down the prospects the Rockies got from the Cardinals for superstar Nolan Arenado and answer a listener's question.
64 min
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Analyzing Bucs-Yanks trade, Top 10 prospects by...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the prospects the Pirates acquired in the Taillon and Musgrove deals. The guys also discuss the release of the Top 10 by position prospect rankings and preview the overall Top 100. They also break down the MLB Prospects All-Defense team and answer a listener’s question.
56 min
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International Signing Period Began, Pirates acq...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are joined by MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez, who discusses top international prospects who have turned pro as the international signing period begins. The guys also discuss the release of the Top 10 RHP prospects list, kicking off position-by-position coverage in advance of the overall Top 100, and respond to Twitter comments about the RHP rankings. They also talk about the MLB Dream Series, the three-team Joe Musgrove trade and answer a listener question.
59 min
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The Lindor trade, special guests Ian Anderson (...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Mike Rosenbaum and Jason Ratliff discuss the Francisco Lindor trade between the Mets and Indians. The Rookie Program is underway, and Braves RHP Ian Anderson and Indians top prospect Nolan Jones join the podcast to discuss their 2020 seasons, preparing for 2021 and what they learned in the Rookie Program so far. Finally, the gang previews the beginning of the international signing period and answers your questions.
59 min
90
Blake Snell & Yu Darvish Trade Breakdowns, 2021...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff welcome in the new year and discuss the Padres-Rays Blake Snell trade and the Padres-Cubs Yu Darvish deal and break down all the prospects involved. Rays pro scouting director Kevin Ibach joins the show to provide insight into the process involved in the Snell trade and talks about the team philosophy. Finally, Jim and Jonathan predict which of MLB’s top prospects will debut this year and which prospects are poised to break out in 2021.
62 min
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A look back at the best of MLB Pipeline in 2020
Jonathan Mayo looks back at a few of the best segments from the MLB Pipeline Podcast in 2020. First, we revisit our initial 2021 Mock draft, where Jonathan and Jim Callis made their top 10 picks. Pirates GM Ben Cherington follows that with a discussion on draft philosophy as he prepares to make the No 1. overall selection in the '21 draft. Finally, hear from scout James Bonnici, who signed undrafted free agent Mike Brosseau and look back at his game winning home run for the Rays in game 5 of the ALDS.
62 min
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White Sox to sign Yoelquis Cespedes, Rays prosp...
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss the report that the White Sox will sign No. 1 international prospect Yoelquis Cespedes and where he fits into the organization. Jonathan catches up with Xavier Edwards and talks about his first season in the Rays organization. Jim and Jonathan redraft the top 10 picks of the 2018 Draft class. Plus, they look back at each team's no. 1 prospect from 2015 and answer your questions.
75 min
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The 2021 Draft Top 100
The Draft Top 100 Prospects list is out, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff cover everything you need to know about the 2021 Draft class. In addition to analyzing the top players on the list and breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of the class, they look at which schools and areas are best represented and examine the top tools in the Top 100. We also hear from the No. 1 and 2 players on the list: Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker and Texas high school shortstop Jordan Lawlar.
80 min
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Rangers-White Sox Trade Breakdown, Pirates GM B...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the White Sox-Rangers trade involving Lance Lynn and two prospects, Dane Dunning and Avery Weems. Jonathan talks to Pirates GM Ben Cherington about having the No. 1 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. Plus, the gang previews this week’s Rule 5 Draft and answers your questions.
66 min
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A 2021 mock draft, Rockies-Reds trade breakdown...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff conduct a mock draft of the first 10 picks of 2021 and discuss why Kumar Rocker may not go No. 1. They then discuss the changing landscape in the Minor Leagues and break down the prospects dealt in last week’s trade between the Rockies and Reds. Finally, the trio looks back at memorable trades made during the Winter Meetings and discusses whether there will be any elite prospects dealt this December. Plus, we answer your questions.
63 min
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40-Man Roster Decisions, Padres Pitching Prospe...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss which prospects made their team’s 40-man roster and which ones are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez chats with Padres pitching prospect Luis Patiño about his offseason workout routine in Colombia, and Padres director of player development Sam Geaney discusses Patiño’s makeup and the progress he made this season. Finally, the trio discusses what a potential Blake Snell trade could look like and answers your questions.
65 min
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Marlins' Glass-breaking Hire, Updates on “The M...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are joined by MLB.com National Reporter Jesse Sanchez to talk about Miami's hiring of Kim Ng as the first female general manager of a team in a North American major sports league and the state of the Marlins as she takes the reins. The quartet also discusses Yankees prospect Jasson "The Martian" Dominguez and Dodgers 18-year-old prospect Luis Rodriguez. Finally, get an update on Wander Franco & Julio Rodriguez playing the Dominican Winter League.
60 min
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Scouts Honor – Meet the Scouts who discovered t...
On this week’s episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the AL and NL rookies of the year, discuss who are the frontrunners for the 2021 ROY races and chat with scouts who drafted this year’s winners. Jim is joined by John Wiedenbauer, who scouted and helped sign the AL Rookie of the year Kyle Lewis, and Jonathan catches up with Harvey Kuenn Jr., who scouted the NL Rookie of the year Devin Williams. Then, in a tribute to the late Alex Trebek, the trio play Rookie of the year themed Pipeline Jeopardy  
68 min
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Homegrown Dodgers lead to WS Crown, VP of Amate...
Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff swing into the offseason as they look back at the homegrown talent that led to the Dodgers’ World Series victory. Jim chats with Dodgers VP of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino about his role in building the club’s young talent. The group discusses which teams are poised to make the biggest turnaround next year and predict what players will be in MLB’s Top 10 Prospects at the end of 2021 season. Finally, they light up the Hot Stove to discuss which players received qualifying offers, how that affects the Draft and answer your questions.   
66 min
100
Just how good is Randy Arozarena?
Jim Callis, Jason Ratliff and Mike Rosenbaum put the World Series in a prospect context by discussing the ongoing heroics of Randy Arozarena and where he would rank among the best postseason rookies of all time. Does his performance merit him soaring up MLB Pipeline's Rays Top 30 Prospects list and the overall Top 100? After that, Jason tests Jim and Mike with a quiz on past scouting reports of current World Series participants. The guys also discuss instructional league with a focus on Nationals pitchers and open the reader mailbag to answer a question about relief prospects.
58 min