Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast

2080 Baseball's Dave DeFreitas and Nick Faleris discuss baseball's stars of tomorrow through the lens of scouting and player development.
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Dec 6, 2018

Adam McInturff and Nick Faleris break down the recent Mariners trades and discuss the improving farm system.

Nov 29, 2018

Nick Faleris, John Eshleman and Adam McInturff hop on the line to wrap this year's AFL coverage and discuss 2080 Baseball's First and Second Team All-AFL selections.

Nov 12, 2018

Ryan Sullivan and John Eshleman spend an hour with baseball legend Joe McIlvaine, discussing all things scouting and today's game.

Nov 4, 2018

In Episode 5 of this special limited AFL Series of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast, hosts Ryan Sullivan and John Eshleman are joined by Nick Faleris as the three discuss this year's Fall Stars Game, featuring the top talents in the Fall League.

Oct 29, 2018

On this week's installment of the Defensive Indifference AFL limited series, Assistant Director of Scouting Adam McInturff joins Ryan Sullivan and John Eshleman to discuss two topics near and dear to him. The trio provides a seminar on fastball command in segment two and in segment three they discuss how the Arizona Fall League relates to the MLB Rule V draft. Ryan and John open the show by discussing the prodigious AFL performance of Mets 1B Peter Alonso.

Oct 21, 2018

Co-hosts Ryan Sullivan and John Eshleman are back to discuss John's first week of AFL action, highlighted by lights-out Astros hurler Forrest Whitley. They proceed to talk about valuing fastballs, both in a vacuum and as part of the whole repertoire, before discussing how the AFL context influences defensive grades. Tangents abound. 

Oct 14, 2018

In the first episode of this special diPOD subseries focused on fall action in Arizona, hosts Ryan Sullivan and John Eshleman introduce this project and discuss instructs.

Aug 20, 2018

Nick Faleris and Burke Granger discuss 2019 MLB Draft standouts from the Under Armour All America Game and Workout, including Bobby Witt Jr., Rece Hinds, Daniel Espino, Gunnar Henderson, CJ Abrams and more.

Jul 19, 2018

2080 Baseball's Midseason Top 125 Prospect Rankings are live and Nick Faleris, Dave DeFreitas and Adam McInturff are here to step through them on a bonus episode of Defensive Indifference: A 2080 Baseball Podcast.

Jul 16, 2018

Nick Faleris, Adam McInturff and Burke Granger share thoughts on this year's homer-happy MLB Futures Game, including breakdowns of the game's MVP Taylor Trammell (OF, Reds), Yusniel Diaz (OF, Dodgers), Touki Toussaint (RHP, Braves), Matt Manning (RHP, Tigers), Adonis Medina (RHP, Phillies), Dakota Hudson (RHP, Cardinals), and more. 

Jul 10, 2018

Dave DeFreitas and Adam McInturff return to the podcast and join Nick in discussing Manny Machado and JA Happ as trade targets, as well as an opening discussion on the Braves' failure to sign Carter Stewart (8th overall draft pick).

Jun 28, 2018

Brian Sakowski of Perfect Game USA joins Nick Faleris and Burke Granger to discuss the first big scouting showcase for the 2019 Draft Class -- the Perfect Game National Showcase, hosted at Tropicana Field. Burke and Brian go over thoughts on some of their favorite performers from the event and discuss the showcase circuit more broadly. The three close out the draft-centric episode answering a mailbag question asking to rank the top Oregon State hitters.

Jun 24, 2018

Adam McInturff and John Eshleman go over John's tour through the Arizona complexes for Extended Spring Training and Nick Faleris joins the conversation to discuss the difficulties in scouting J2 players and how things can change between signing the player and state-side ball. In segment two Adam and Nick discuss some Florida State League All-Star participants and Adam's upcoming schedule.  

Jun 12, 2018

In Segment 1, Nick Faleris, Dave DeFreitas, Adam McInturff and Burke Granger start to transition into trade season by stepping through the analysis of putting together hypothetical trade packages for two talented arms with several years of control remaining.

In Segment 2, Nick, Burke and Adam discuss last week's MLB Draft with a focus on Days 2 and 3, including some of Burke's and Nick's favorite picks and a few noteworthy draft classes. 

Jun 5, 2018

Nick Faleris, Burke Granger and Adam McInturff discuss initial reactions to Day 1 of the Draft, including a look at the top 10 selections plus more in depth analysis of the drafts hauls for the Rays, Royals, DBacks, Indians, Pirates, Mariners, and more.

May 31, 2018

Nick and Burke discuss MLB Draft first round target Mike Vasil and his announcement requesting to redraw from the Draft, plus eight names outside of the first two rounds you should know. Adam joins nick in segment two to clear out his SAL notebook with thoughts from recent looks at Braves and Royals prospects.

May 23, 2018

Nick, Dave and Burke welcome as guests The Athletic's Melissa Lockard and Emily Waldon, as well as Baseball America's Carlos Collazo, to discuss hot starts from 2017 draftees and the upcoming 2018 MLB Draft, respectively. Plus, Dave shares thoughts on a talented Triple-A Durham Club (Rays).

May 17, 2018

Nick and Burke go in depth on the first 2080 Baseball Mock Draft for the 2018 MLB Draft class, covering the first 43 picks spanning the first round, supplemental-first round, and compensation A round.

May 9, 2018

In Part 1 of this extended episode, Dave DeFreitas, Adam McInturff and Nick Faleris discuss their picks for position players and pitchers of the month for April, plus three breakout candidates to watch for May.

May 1, 2018

In Episode 02.05, Nick, Adam, Dave and Burke discuss some standout Midwest League prospects, including Brendan McKay (Rays), Nick Allen (Athletics), Juan Yepez (Cardinals) and Alex Kirilloff (Twins). In segment two Nick and Burke chat about four high school draft arms in action last week, including Kumar Rocker, Ethan Hankins, Austin Becker and Slade Cecconi. 

Apr 25, 2018

Nick, Dave and Adam talk Walker Buehler (RHP, Dodgers) promotion and a trio of east coast prospect Adam has seen up close in early 2018 action. The second half of the show features Brian Sakowski from Perfect Game USA, with Brian and Burke sharing in-depth thoughts on some potential first rounders from the Kentucky/Florida series.

Segment 1
00:00:00 - Introduction.
00:03:15 - Walker Buehler (RHP, Dodgers) promotion.
00:09:30 - Juan Soto (OF, Nationals (Class A Hagerstown)) discussion.
00:14:45 - Soto vs Victor Robles (OF, Nationals) discussion.
00:22:00 - Khalil Lee (OF, Royals (High A Wilmington)) discussion; Michael Brantley (OF, Indians) comp.
00:30:00 - Hunter Harvey (RHP, Orioles (Double-A Bowie)) discussion.

Segment 2
00:38:45 - Guest Brian Sakowski, Perfect Game USA.
00:42:15 - Brady Singer (RHP, Univ. of Florida) discussion.
00:47:00 - Jackson Kowar (Univ. of Florida discussion.
00:51:45 - Ranking the recent Gators draft arms.
00:57:15 - Jonathan India (Univ. of Floria) discussion.
01:07:30 - Griffin Conine (Duke Univ.) sidebar.
01:12:45 - Zach Haake (RHP, Univ. of Kentucky) discussion.

Apr 18, 2018

Nick, Dave and Adam briefly discuss recent MLB action before welcoming to the show Jared Wyllys for a discussion of White Sox power-armed prospect Dylan Cease and some mechanical adjustments the righty has been implementing. Next, John Eshleman joins the show to discuss his recent California League scouting trip and notes on Reggie Lawson (RHP, Padres), Daulton Varsho (C, DBacks) and Jeren Kendall (OF, Dodgers).

Segment 1
00:00:00 - Introduction.
00:01:30 - Bartolo Colon near-perfect game.
00:03:15 - Jake Junis discussion.
00:08:00 - Dansby Swanson discussion. 

Segment 2
00:15:00 - Guest Jared Wyllys; Dylan Cease discussion.
00:18:00 - Mechanical changes.
00:26:30 - Projections.

Segment 3
00:38:30 - Cal League scouting.
00:43:00 - Reggie Lawson discussion.
00:55:15 - Daulton Varsho discussion.
01:06:15 - Jeren Kendall discussion.

Apr 10, 2018

Nick, Adam and Burke discuss Ohtani's continued success and noteworthy starts from Kyle Wright (Braves (Double-A Mississippi)) and Walker Buehler (Dodgers (Triple-A Oklahoma City)). Nick and Burke delve into the just-released MLB Draft Top 125 Rankings, as well as some notes from their recent scouting trip to the Tar Heel State.

Segment 1

00:00:00 - Introduction; Adam and Kieboom
00:04:00 - Ohtani
00:07:15 - Kyle Wright (rhp, Braves (Double-A Mississippi) first start.
00:14:30 - Walker Buehler (rhp, Dodgers (Triple-A Oklahoma City) first start.

Segment 2

00:26:30 - MLB Draft Top 125 Intro.
00:29:15 - Reviewing 1-10; Casey Mize (rhp, Auburn Univ.) and Carter Stewart (rhp, Eau Gallie (Fla.)) discussion.
00:36:15 - Reviewing 11-20; Brice Turang (ss, Santiago (Calif.)) and Cole Winn (rhp, Orange Lutheran (Calif.)) discussion.
00:45:00 - Reviewing 21-30; Sean Hjelle (rhp, Univ. of Kentucky) and Alek Thomas (of, Mount Carmel (Ill.)) discussion.
00:50:30 - Reviewing 31-40; Will Banfield (c, Brookwood (Ga.)) and Jameson Hannah (of, Dallas Baptist Univ.) discussion.
00:55:00 - Reviewing 41-50; Austin Becker (rhp, Big Walnut (Ohio)) and Jonathan India (3b, Univ. of Florida) discussion.
01:05:00 - Reviewing Outside the top 50; discussing Ryan Cusick (rhp, Avon Old Farms (Conn.)) and Blaine Knight (rhp, Univ. of Arkansas)


Segment 3

01:11:00 - Discussion of Carolina trip.
01:16:30 - Owen White (rhp, Jesse C. Carson (N.C.)) discussion.
01:19:00 - Griffin Roberts (rhp, Wake Forest Univ.) discussion.
01:22:30 - Jayce Easley (ss, Sandra Day O'Connor (Ariz.)) discussion.
01:25:30 - Alec Bohm (3b/1b, Wichita State Univ.) discussion.

Apr 3, 2018

Nick, Dave, Burke and Adam kick of 2018 with an examination of Shohei Ohtani's first MLB regular season start and pick four prospects to watch in 2018.

Segment 1
00:00:00 - Introduction; rebooting the podcast.
00:05:30 - Shohei Ohtani (RHP/DH, Angels) Discussion (first
regular season start and spring training struggles).
00:14:30 - Ohtani at the plate (scouting video).
00:22:45 - Acuna demotion/service time discussion.

Segment 2
00:29:15 - Social media plugs; kicking-off 2018
00:31:00 - Nick’s player to watch in 2018: MacKenzie Gore (RHP, Padres (Class A Ft. Wayne)).
00:38:45 - Sidebar — Love for Hans Crouse (RHP, Rangers (Class A Hickory)).
00:39:45 - Dave’s player to watch in 2018: Ian Anderson (RHP, Braves (High A Florida)).
00:47:45 - Adam’s player to watch: Keibert Ruiz (C, Dodgers (Double-A Tulsa)).
00:56:30 - Burke’s player to watch: Hunter Greene (RHP, Class A Dayton)).
01:00:00 - Upcoming coverage and content.