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January 13, 2020 at 7:26 AM

Podcast Ep. #171 - Alex Speier talks Homegrown, his top 10 and the Sox system


New Year, new laptop, new podcast, and a new book out from our guest Alex Speier (@alexspeier). Chris and Ian spend an hour with the Boston Globe beat writer discussing his new book, Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up, his Baseball America top 10 rankings and other thoughts from the system, and questions from our listeners in the mailbag. Heck, they even got Alex’s real-time “thoughts” on a transaction that broke during the chat!


0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to support the show on Patreon.
4:00 – December and early January transactions
17:20 – Previewing our chat with Alex: his Top 10 rankings and some thoughts about Homegrown
25:15 – A quick look at the Rookie Development Program invitees
27:30 – Alex Speier’s on the podcast (whaaaaaaat?!)
30:00 – On Homegrown
1:04:45 – Alex’s take on the farm system
1:32:00 – Alex helps us with the mailbag!

Want to read more from Alex on the Sox system? Pick up a copy of the Baseball America 2020 Prospect Handbook

Players mentioned in the show

Juremi Profar
Joe DeCarlo
Jett Bandy
John Andreoli
Mike Kickham
RJ Alvarez
Chris Mazza
Robinson Leyer
Nick Longhi
Sam Travis
Angeudis Santos
Marco Hernandez
Tzu-Wei Lin
CJ Chatham
Michael Chavis
Triston Casas
Bobby Dalbec
Bryan Mata
Jarren Duran
Darwinzon Hernandez
Thaddeus Ward
Jay Groome
Gilberto Jiminez
Noah Song
Tanner Houck
Brainer Bonaci
Rafael Devers
Yoan Moncada
Logan Allen
Marcus Wilson
Jonathan Arauz
Yoan Aybar
Kyle Hart
Durbin Feltman
Mookie Betts
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Xander Bogaerts
Andrew Benintendi
AJ Politi
Chris Murphy
Antoni Flores
Danny Diaz
Felix Doubront

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