Effectively Wild Episode 1815: Better Prospects


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Ben and Meg Rowley are joined by FanGraphs lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen and national writer Kevin Goldstein for a FanGraphs Prospects Week discussion centered on the site’s Top 100 (or Top 114) prospects ranking, touching on the swift fall of MacKenzie Gore, the scarcity of pitchers toward the top of the list, whether there was a debate about the no. 1 prospect, the future of Adley Rutschman, the glut of catching prospects and how robo umps could affect the position, Oneil Cruz and Elly De La Cruz, assessing injured prospects, the outlook for Joey Bart, the placements of Jasson Dominguez, Anthony Volpe, and Nick Yorke, farm rankings and teams with good and bad systems, disagreements within the prospect team, prospects who just missed and who might make the list next year, and setting realistic expectations (plus a postscript followup on MLB heels and Jimmy Piersall, Casey Stengel, and the fallibility of history).

Audio intro: Jamestown Revival, “Prospector’s Blues
Audio outro: Tigers Jaw, “Jimmy Piersall (Alternate Version)

Link to 2021 prospects ranking
Link to 2022 prospects ranking
Link to prospect primer
Link to The Board tutorial
Link to top 100 chat
Link to 2023 picks to click
Link to prospect valuation study
Link to Ben on pitching prospects
Link to BP on picking the top prospect
Link to AFL strike call video
Link to Ben on robo umps
Link to Ben on teaching framing
Link to Rob Arthur on framing
Link to James Fegan on framing
Link to De La Cruz video
Link to Tess Taruskin on catchers
Link to story on Dominguez cards
Link to Votto video playlist
Link to Stanky draft episode
Link to Piersall’s SABR bio
Link to picture of Piersall
Link to Stengel’s reaction to Piersall
Link to story on Piersall and Frick
Link to story on Stengel and Piersall
Link to story on Stengel and Bordagary
Link to story on Piersall’s release
Link to second story on Piersall’s release
Link to story on his Stanky maneuver

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