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.
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.
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.
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.