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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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.