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January 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Podcast Ep. #151 - Alex Speier’s on the Podcast (WHAAAAT?)


Happy New Year! Chris and Ian kick off 2019 with a very special guest. They welcome the Boston Globe’s Alex Speier (@alexspeier) back to the podcast for his unofficial annual appearance. Alex writes up the Sox top 10 prospects for Baseball America and holds court on the state of the system and all things Red Sox. Chris and Ian ask about Alex’s recent articles (check out the links below). He shares what makes this year’s rankings so unusual. Chris goes over both the depth at the corners in both the upper and lower minors and what the future of front office looks like. The guys wrap things up with a lightning round that highlights the most intriguing players in the system today.

Listen in!

0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:30 – Overhauling the Red Sox pitching infrastructure
16:30 – Alex’s Top 5
22:00 – System depth at the corners
29:00 – Looking at the future of the front office
34:00 – The rest of the off-season
41:00 – Lightning round

Make sure you check out Alex’s recent articles at the Globe:

How the Red Sox Rebuilt their Pitching Infrastructure

How the Red Sox Turned Fenway Park into a Biomechanics Lab for Prospects

Players mentioned in the show

Ryan Brasier
Stephen Nogosek
Gerson Bautista
Craig Hansen
Bryce Cox
Daniel Bard
Jalen Beeks
Bobby Dalbec
Michael Chavis
Jay Groome
Triston Casas
Antoni Flores
Nick Northcut
Brandon Howlett
Rafael Devers
Josh Ockimey
Sam Travis
Danny Diaz
Christian Vazquez
Blake Swihart
Tzu-Wei Lin
Marco Hernandez
Darwinzon Hernandez
Pedro Castellanos
Gilberto Jimenez
Jarren Duran
Zach Schellenger

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January 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Fall/Winter Roundup: Rivera helps power Mayaguez in playoffs


The calendar turns to 2019 on our regular roundup of the Fall and Winter Leagues, highlighting performances from players in the Red Sox organization. Coverage will continue every Monday into January. For the full list of Red Sox prospects participating in these leagues, check out our Fall & Winter Leagues page, which will be updated continuously through January. This week's roundup covers the period of December 31 to January 6.

Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League (Puerto Rico)
Mayaguez is off to a strong start in Puerto Rico's round robin format, winning each of its first three playoff contests. Jeremy Rivera (pictured) provided a big boost in Los Indios' second game, going two for four with a pair of runs scored. His teammate, recently signed minor league free agent catcher Juan Centeno, has not seen postseason action. The elimination of Caguas ends the winter league campaign for Rusney Castillo, who finishes 9 for 36 in nine games. 
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Minor Notes: Rule 5 Draft, Offseason Signings and Spring Invites


Here are December's minor notes:

  • The Rule 5 Draft was on December 13, and while the Red Sox did not take anyone or lose anyone in the major league portion, they picked up Andrew Schwaab and Anyelo Gomez in the minor league part of the draft, while Tyler Hill went to Detroit and was then traded to the Yankees. James Dunne has the in-depth recap for SoxProspects.
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