Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast returns with Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discussing the ALCS/NLCS and the outlook for this year's playoff standouts. In the second half of the show, Nick and Dave hit the mailbag to answer questions regarding abolishing the MLB Draft and the importance of international player acquisition.
Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris welcome to the podcast John E. Gibson (@JBWPodcast) from the Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast (available on iTunes) for a deep dive on Shohei Ohtani and a blitz through other NPB standouts that could find their way stateside.
Emily Waldon and Jared Wyllys join Nick Faleris to discuss their thoughts on the 2017 Minor League season, including their favorite players and a couple of prospects to keep an eye on in 2018. We end the episode with Jared and Emily breaking down the current state of the Cubs and Tigers systems.
In Episode 23 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris talk about the top prospect performances of 2017 and crown their "Prospect of the Year" for position players and pitchers.
Dave DeFreitas, Nick Faleris and Burke Granger are reunited for a two-part recording on this episode of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast. In the first segment Burke breaks down his observations from this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic, sharing thoughts on some of the top high school talent in the 2018 Draft Class. In part two Burke, Nick and Dave revisit some of the big trades from last summer's deadlines and take stock of the prospects and big leaguers that switched teams.
Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris return for Episode 21 to discuss early reports from the complexes on some of the top 2017 MLB Draftees, reminisce about early looks at Gleyber Torres and Ronald Guzman, and discuss potential NPB posting target Yusei Kikuchi.
Nick Faleris and Burke Granger jump on for a bonus episode of Defensive Indifference, breaking down Burke's notes from the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field and Nick's initial impressions from a week covering the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discuss the deals, and non-deals, at the trade deadline, including the Sonny Gray and Yu Darvish hauls and Baltimore's surprising acquisitions and non-moves. Dave and Nick also discuss moves made by the Astros, Nationals, Mets, Marlins, and Cubs, as well as the Brewers standing pat.
Nick Faleris and Burke Granger discuss today's MLB Draft signing deadline and Burke Granger shares thoughts about some 2018 MLB Draft standouts from USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars.
Nick J. Faleris and Burke Granger team up for special Draft-centric episode of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, breaking down the goings on during Day One of the 2017 MLB Draft. Nick and Burke step through their favorite picks, delve into draft strategy, and kick around some names to keep an eye on during Day Two.
2080 Baseball Top 125 Draft Prospects (with links to writeups and video): https://2080baseball.com/2017/06/draft-top-125/
Lots of prospect rankings and MLB Draft talk in Episode 17, beginning with Nick Faleris and Burke Granger welcoming Perfect Game USA's Brian Sakowski to discuss PG's first mock draft of the 2017 draft season.
Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discuss the Cubs system and the outlook for the defending World Champions, including potential trades and roster building in the coming years.
Episode 16 begins with Emily Waldon joining Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris to discuss the Detroit Tigers system. In segment two, Burke Granger joins Dave and Nick to break down some high-level SEC prospects for the MLB Draft. The episode concludes with Dave and Nick touching on some interesting prospect performances thus far in the 2017 season.
Link to full Detroit Tigers prospect rankings/organizational review: https://2080baseball.com/2017/04/2017-orgrev-det/
Dave and Nick return for Episode 15 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast to discuss the Seattle Mariners system and early impressions on the young 2017 minor league season.
Full writeups for Mariners prospects, including prospect rankings/pref list available at 2080 Baseball here: https://2080baseball.com/2017/04/2017-orgrev-sea/
In Episode 14 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discuss the St. Louis Cardinals system, including top prospect Alex Reyes, his season-ending Tommy John surgery, and future projected role. Dave and Nick also do a deep dive on the potential impact talent making it's way through the lower levels, impressive young arms like Sandy Alcantara and Jack Flaherty, as well as newly acquired 2016 draftees Dylan Carlson, Delvin Perez and Dakota Hudson.
Full write-ups and prospect rankings for the Cardinals system available here with the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Organizational Review: https://2080baseball.com/2017/04/2017-orgrev-stl/
In Episode 13 of the Defensive Indifference Podcast, Dave and Nick discuss a Yankees system that received as big a boost as any in 2016. The Young Yanks look poised to bolster the big league club with a new core for New York's next sustained run at a World Series Championship.
Prospect Rankings / Pref List, along with player write-ups for 25-plus Yankees prospects available here:
In Episode 13 of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Podcast, Dave and Nick run through a deep Astros system with big upside prospects at the top and lots and lots of depth throughout the upper and lower levels. The full article containing all prospect write-ups and the prospect rankings / pref list can be found at:
2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris continue their in-depth examination and discussion of each major league farm system, with Episode 11 focusing on the Marlins and Royals -- two system down from previous years. Highlights include a discussion of a potential front-end arm for the Fish and a former Royals first rounder who struggled through a rough first year of pro ball.
Organizational Review Links:
Marlins - https://2080baseball.com/2017/03/2017-orgev-mia/
Royals - https://2080baseball.com/2017/03/2017-orgrev-kcr/
2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discuss a Pittsburgh Pirates system with lots of potential impact at the top and a wave of talent ready to fortify the big league club.
Full Pirates Org Review/Prospect Rankings: https://2080baseball.com/2017/02/2017-orgrev-pit/
Episode 10 concludes with a visit to the 2080 mailbag to answer questions on the White Sox rankings, including queries on Luis Alexander Basabe, Zack Collins, and more.
2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris break down a White Sox system that received an overhaul following the trades of Chris Sale and Adam Eaton. Now one of the most impactful systems at the top, Chicago boasts three big time arms and two positional tool boxes at the top of the system, plus a handful of additional contributors who could soon make waves on the South Side.
Organizational Review/Full Rankings: https://2080baseball.com/2017/02/2017-orgrev-chw/
2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris return to tackle two more systems as our the through all 30 organizations continue. It's a Tale of Two Systems for Episode 8, including a thin Angels system trying to get back on track and a deep and talent Rockies farm that looks poised to push Colorado back into contention in the next two years.
Links to all organizational reviews/prospect rankings and podcast episodes available at: https://2080baseball.com/rankings/2017-organizational-reviews/
2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick J. Faleris are back to discuss the Philadelphia Phillies system before returning to the 2080 Mailbag to answer questions on Padres and Athletics prospects.
Link to Philadelphia Phillies Organizational Review/Player Writeups
2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris return to discuss more baseball prospects and 2080's 2017 prospect rankings and organizational reviews. In this episode, discussion topics include an interesting Oakland Athletics system ready to push a wave of contributors to the major league club, as well as a down Diamondbacks system in need of some work. The episode wraps with a dive into the Defensive Indifference Mailbag for listener questions.