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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) and Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors,…

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    Winter Meetings preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 63:29


    The baseball world will descend on San Diego for the Winter Meetings next week and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff have you covered with everything you need to know to be ready from a prospect perspective. First, they look at some of the biggest prospect hauls in trades from past Winter Meetings, with Jim and Jonathan declaring a winner for each deal. After touching on the first-ever Draft Lottery, the trio previews the Rule 5 Draft by looking at the best picks made over the past decade. They're then joined by A's scouting director, and this year's West Coast Scout of the Year, Eric Kubota before wrapping up, as always, with questions from the listener mailbag. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rookies & Rosters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 65:03


    On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff begin looking ahead to 2023 and trying to project next season's top rookies. Jim and Jonathan draft five prospects each based on where they think they'll finish in Rookie of the Year balloting, and they have Orioles infielder Gunnar Henderson and Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll as the favorites in each league. Next up is a discussion of the decisions teams had to make finalizing their 40-man rosters, including surprises added or left off. They conclude by double-dipping into the listener mailbag, as they ponder where the Padres' Jackson Merrill ranks among shortstop prospects after an impressive Arizona Fall League, then identify their favorite prospects who aren't highly ranked. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Putting a bow on the AFL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 81:30


    On this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff wrap up coverage of the Arizona Fall League by recapping the Championship game and analyzing the league's award winners and top performers before Jim sits down for an interview with Fall League MVP Heston Kjerstad of the Orioles. From there, the trio looked at Julio Rodriguez and Michael Harris II, the 2022 Rookies of the Year, and tough 40-man roster decisions facing each team before finishing up, as always, with a question from the mailbag. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Postseason heroes and AFL standouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 74:58


    With another exciting Major League season in the books, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff examine the postseason through a prospect lens on this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast. That means a deep dive into the work of ALCS and World Series MVP Jeremy Peña, providing some historical perspective in terms of where his postseason measures up against other rookies and examining where he lands in terms of long-term value of the 2022 rookie class. The rest of the episode looks at the Arizona Fall League, with Twins prospect Austin Martin joining the pod and the trio recapping the Fall Stars Game and looking ahead to the final week of the AFL season before answering a mailbag question about Astros prospect Zach Daniels. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Fall Stars Come Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 82:34


    The latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast focuses on the recently completed Fall Stars Game, which showcases the Arizona Fall League's top prospects and performers. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss all of the game's standouts, including Marlins outfielder JJ Bleday, Giants outfielder Hunter Bishop and Rangers right-hander Owen White. Jonathan sits down with another Fall Star, Reds infielder Ivan Johnson and the guys also discuss the 2021 and 2022 Rookie of the Year races and some upcoming 40-man roster decisions before answering a question from the listener mailbag. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fall League, Fall Classic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 65:36


    Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra & Jason Ratliff discuss the ongoing Arizona Fall League and upcoming World Series in the latest Pipeline Podcast. AFL talk includes the recent top performers of the week (Blue Jays outfielder Zach Britton, Cardinals left-hander Connor Thomas), every game now being streamed live, the ball/strike challenge system that has been well received and an interview with Cubs first baseman Matt Mervis. Then the guys discuss how the Astros and Phillies built their World Series clubs and reminisce about which participants had the most prospect hype when they arrived in the big leagues. Finally, it's back to the AFL with a listener mailbag question about which players could make Opening Day rosters in 2023. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    An Inside Job

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 64:04


    On the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff focus on the Arizona Fall League. The developmental circuit featured a game Monday with a team hitting not one but two inside-the-park home runs, something that hasn't happened in the Majors since 1986. The guys discuss the prospects involved (Braves infielder Cal Conley, Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad) as well as the AFL's Hitter of the Week, Twins shortstop Austin Martin, and the Pitcher of the Week, Tigers left-hander Joey Wentz, who joins the show to discuss his season. They also talk about Cardinals lefty Connor Thomas' 10-strikeout game -- a rarity in the AFL -- and answer listener questions about infielders Jordan Lawlar (Diamondbacks) and Noelvi Marte (Reds). To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    First Week In The Fall League

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 55:37


    Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff just returned from the Arizona Fall League and Jonathan Mayo just got there, so the latest Pipeline Podcast centers on what transpired in the developmental circuit's first week. They discuss the first two starts by Rangers right-hander Kumar Rocker and delve into several other prospects, including Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad, Giants outfielder Luis Matos and Brewers catcher Jeferson Quero. There's more AFL talk with an interview with Tigers outfielder Parker Meadows and a mailbag question about Blue Jays infielder Addison Barger, plus discussion of rookies who could make an impact in the Division Series. The guys also send their love to Sarah Langs and ask for help in her battle with ALS. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Arizona Fall League opener, haboobs, a Painter and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 63:52


    Jason Ratliff and Jim Callis are on location during the opening week of the Arizona Fall League season and they're joined by Jonathan Mayo in discussing the start of the AFL's 30th year, including top performances and dust storms (haboobs). They then shift to talking about the top prospects from the 2022 season, as Jonathan interviewed the Phillies' Andrew Painter, MLB Pipeline's Pitching Prospect of the Year. Gunnar Henderson, our Hitting Prospect of the Year, was discussed along with some of the other bats who landed on the Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year. The trio finished off, as always, with a question in the mailbag, this time about Nick Gonzales' return engagement in the AFL. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Arizona Fall League Sleepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 57:00


    With the Arizona Fall League season ready to start on Oct. 3, the latest Pipeline Podcast identifies several non-Top 100 Prospects who could make a name for themselves in the developmental circuit. Among the players tabbed by Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff: Athletics right-hander Ryan Cusick, Brewers right-hander Logan Henderson, Cubs first baseman Matt Mervis, Pirates catcher/outfielder Blake Sabol and Rangers outfielder Aaron Zavala. They also discuss candidates for MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Year and 2022 draftees who made impressive pro debuts before delving into the listener mailbag. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    All in on the Arizona Fall League

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 64:54


    It's all Arizona Fall League, all the time on this week's episode of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. With AFL rosters released late last week, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff do a deep dive into the prospects who will be in action in a couple of weeks. The highest-ranked prospect headed to the desert, Cardinals slugger Jordan Walker, joins the show, and then Jim and Jonathan pick the player from each AFL team that they're most excited to see. The episode wraps up, as always, with a question from the Mailbag -- this one covering, you guessed it: the AFL, and what a strong performance there by Kumar Rocker could mean for his stock. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top Performers In The Minors

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 59:31


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff are all together again for the first time in a while on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, and their focus this edition is on the top Minor League performers of 2022. They discuss a number of prospects who have had huge seasons, including outfielders Vaun Brown (Giants), Corbin Carroll (Diamondbacks) and Jackson Chourio (Brewers) and right-handers Andrew Painter (Phillies), Brandon Pfaadt (Diamondbacks), Gavin Stone (Dodgers) and Gavin Williams (Dodgers). Reds shortstop Elly de la Cruz is part of that contingent as well, and he joins us for a quick chat. Also covered: top high school and college prospects for the 2023 Draft, and a question from the listener mailbag. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Let the callups continue

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 68:59


    Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo kick off this week's MLB Pipeline podcast breaking down the latest big prospect callups to the Major Leagues, including Top 100 prospects like the Astros' Hunter Brown, the Yankees' Oswald Peraza and the Red Sox's Triston Casas. They then look far off into the future, unveiling who they think will be the top five overall prospects in the game at the start of the 2024 season. They pick out some top performers in the Florida and Arizona Complex Leagues before finishing off with a Mailbag question about how September callup production can impact rankings. Please let me know if you need anything else.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Here we come A-Carrolling

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 65:49


    On this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast, Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo celebrate the callup and big league debut of No. 3 overall prospect Corbin Carroll of the D-backs. That leads to lots of September callup talk, including the duo participating in a five-player draft of potential impact players in the homestretch of the season. Sam and Jonathan look ahead to potential 2024 No. 1 prospects before finishing up with a question from the mailbag which, you guessed it, has to do with potential callup Gunnar Henderson of the Orioles. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ranking The Systems

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 61:40


    In the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo delve into MLB Pipeline's newly released farm system rankings. The Orioles retain their No. 1 ranking despite graduating Adley Rutschman to the big leagues, and Baltimore farm director Matt Blood joins the podcast to talk about the waves of talent rising toward Camden Yards. The guys also discuss a number of other systems on the rise (including the Guardians, Reds and Rockies) and the White Sox' ambitious Project Birmingham, plus field a listener question about Guardians pitching prospect Tanner Bibee. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Re-rank and file

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 70:06


    MLB Pipeline just re-ranked all of its prospect lists, from the Top 100 to all 30 team Top 30 lists, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff waste no time digging into the new lists on this week's episode. Breaking down the decision who to put No. 1 overall (the Mets' Francisco Alvarez), looking at the 2022 draftees who made the list and discussing the biggest risers and fallers in and out of the Top 100. Jim and Jonathan highlighted a couple of favorites who are on the cusp of joining the list and the trio analyzed the makeup of the team top 30s by finishing up, as always, by answering a question from the mailbag.ho could help their teams down the stretch, including baseball's No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Alvarez, plus two Rays. two Yankees and two Dodgers. Next, they introduce the four most recent additions to the Top 100 list (Gordon Graceffo, Brandon Pfaadt, Grissom Vaughn and Bo Naylor), and then they turn their attention to the top of the list, discussing some candidates for the No. 1 spot on the upcoming Top 100 lre-rank. Lastly, as always, they answer a question from the mailbag -- this one about the Reds' wealth of shortstop prospects and where they'll all end up. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Impact callups, new Top 100 prospects, No. 1 candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 66:33


    As we enter the dog days of August, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff look at some top prospects who could help their teams down the stretch, including baseball's No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Alvarez, plus two Rays. two Yankees and two Dodgers. Next, they introduce the four most recent additions to the Top 100 list (Gordon Graceffo, Brandon Pfaadt, Grissom Vaughn and Bo Naylor), and then they turn their attention to the top of the list, discussing some candidates for the No. 1 spot on the upcoming Top 100 lre-rank. Lastly, as always, they answer a question from the mailbag -- this one about the Reds' wealth of shortstop prospects and where they'll all end up. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reviewing The Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 60:00


    The latest Pipeline Podcast comes on the heels of the Trade Deadline, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff analyze all of the action. They begin by breaking down all of the nuances of the blockbuster deal that sent Juan Soto (and Josh Bell) to the Padres for five talented young players. Then they discuss all of the other deals involving Top 100 Prospects, as well as which farm system improved the most and some smaller moves of note before dipping into the listener mailbag for three trade-related questions. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Deadline Daze

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 58:28


    On the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jason Ratliff discuss a lot of deadlines. First, the impending Aug. 2 Trade Deadline, as they contemplate packages for Juan Soto and which contenders have the most prospect ammunition to swing deals. Then they turn to the upcoming Aug. 1 Draft signing deadline and break down the most notable bonus deals agreed to at this point. Finally, they discussing the ramifications of the MLB & MLBPA failing to agree on the details of an international draft by the July 25 deadline. As always, there's talk of the MiLB on MLB.tv schedule and a listener mailbag question as well. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Best Four Days Of The Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 71:09


    The two biggest prospect events of the year are the Draft and the Futures Game, held on four consecutive days leading up to the All-Star Game. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff were on hand for all of it in Los Angeles and break down both events on the latest MLB Pipeline Podcast. They start with the top of the Draft, which began with the two best players (Jackson Holliday to the Orioles, Druw Jones to the Diamondbacks) before the Rangers dropped a Kumar Rocker bombshell at No. 3. From there, they delve into other first-round surprises, some notable Day Two picks and which players will arrive in the Majors the soonest. Then there's plenty of Futures Game talk centering on the standouts and Jim and Jonathan's now-annual unofficial batting practice home run derby competition. They wrap it up with a listener mailbag question about the Mets' Draft, which leads to some discussion of which organizations had the best efforts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing mega-weekend: Futures Game & Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 76:11


    Just days away from the Futures Game and the Draft, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the biggest weekend of the year in Prospectdom. They handicap the candidates to go No. 1 overall in the Draft and then discuss the various permutations of the top five picks based on who goes 1-1. Then they look at the best tools in the Draft class, highlighting the best power hitter, fastest runner, best fastball and more. Next, they turn their attention to the Futures Game, breaking down the rosters and talking to Pirates pitching prospect Mike Burrows, who is on the NL squad. Jim and Jonathan then make their picks in the second annual Unofficial Futures Game Batting Practice Home Run Derby draft. And finally, they answer the question "Should all Draft picks be tradable? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top 100, Futures Game, Draft & More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 82:48


    July is always jam-packed with prospect happenings and the MLB Pipeline Podcast is as well. Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra kick off the latest edition by detailing the major revisions to the Top 100 Prospects list, which is now headlined by Tigers outfielder Riley Greene. Jonathan Mayo checks in from the PDP League in Cary, N.C., with an interview with arguably the two best prep prospects in the 2023 class, outfielders Max Clark and Walker Jenkins. Then Jim and Sam talk about which players they most want to see in the upcoming SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, the latest Draft buzz (including Kumar Rocker's health status) and the MiLB on MLB.TV lineup before answering a prospect-ranking question from the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Draft 2022 ... And 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 56:18


    This year's Draft is fast approaching and on the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss how Oklahoma RHP Cade Horton's stock is soaring after the College World Series and why taking sweet-swinging prep 2B Termarr Johnson could make a lot of sense for the Orioles at No. 1. Then they shift their attention to next year's Draft and the multitude of 2023 talent that will attend the PDP League, which begins this week. Also covered: the Rookie of the Year races, MiLB on MLB.TV and a Draft question from the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A switch-pitcher, a 6-foot-7 shortstop and Mad Max

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 81:34


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff recap the biggest names and top performers from the second annual MLB Draft Combine, including Termarr Johnson, switch-pitcher Jurrangelo Cijntje, fireballer Jacob MIsiorowski and Alabama lefty Connor Prielipp, who took time out to join the podcast. The crew also looked at how some top Draft prospects have helped themselves in the College World Series, recounted the electric season debut of Pirates' 6-foot-7 shortstop Oneil Cruz and previewed the MiLB games on MLB.TV this week, including a Max Scherzer rehab start. And they wrapped up by answering a mailbag question from @ballsandgutters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Driving the Draft Combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 66:58


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the 2022 Draft Combine on this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. As many of the top Draft-eligible players gather in San Diego to meet with teams and show off their tools, the guys breakdown who's there and how to watch. Last year's No. 1 overall pick, Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Henry Davis, joins the pod to talk about the impact his participation in last year's Combine on him becoming the top pick. We take a look at this week's upcoming set of minor league games on MLB.TV and then cap it off with an answer to a mailbag question - in the form of a draft of the Draft class' top outfield prospects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kumar's back! Is he better than before?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 62:39


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the NCAA postseason, with a Draft focus, on this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. After looking at Draft prospects who may have helped themselves in Regional play, they look at players to watch in the upcoming Super Regionals. Then they broke down Kumar Rocker's reutrn to the mound and how it could alter the Draft landscape. From there, the trio turned attention to the Minor Leagues, talking with Orioles prospect Gunnar Henderson, looking at this week's slate of MiLB on MLB.TV and then answering a question from the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Draft, NCAA Playoffs Intersect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 65:46


    The NCAA regional playoffs begin this weekend and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff put them in perspective with the upcoming Draft in the latest Pipeline Podcast. They discuss prospects who helped themselves in conference tournament action last weekend (Virginia Commonwealth 3B Tyler Locklear, Oregon State OF Jacob Melton), those who could boost their stock in the NCAA tournament (Stanford OF Brock Jones, Tennessee RHP Blade Tidwell) and the best hitter and pitcher whose college seasons have come to an end (Cal Poly SS Brooks Lee, Iowa RHP Adam Mazur). Additionally, Jim and Jonathan draft pitching prospects from the 2022 crop -- Michigan prepster Brock Porter goes No. 1 -- and the group previews the upcoming MiLB on MLB.TV schedule and answers a question from the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Listmania: Top 100 Prospects, Draft Top 200

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 66:07


    MLB Pipeline dropped significant updates to both of their major prospects lists this week, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down all the moves and additions to the Top 100 and the Draft Top 200 on the latest Pipeline Podcast. Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman has reclaimed his former spot as the game's best prospect, and the guys also discuss his debut as well as those of Cardinals Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore and Ivan Herrera. They also preview the upcoming Milb on MLB.tv schedule and dip into the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We Have A Kumar Sighting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 46:39


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff start off the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast with some Draft talk, including expectations for 2021 Mets first-rounder Kumar Rocker as he tries to build up his stock with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the independent Frontier League. Then they discuss upcoming changes to the Top 100 Prospects list, rookies & prospects who have been especially hot as of late, the week's slate of Minor League games on MLB.TV and a question from the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ranking recent big league callups by future value

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 69:12


    With five of baseball's Top 100 prospects making their big league debuts over the past week, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff discuss the long-term value of these players, as well as projecting the arrival of some elite prospects who are at Triple-A, including Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez and Triston Casas. Jim and Sam highlight a handful of the hottest pitching prospects in the Minors, while Sam previews the upcoming Pipeline Game of the Month broadcast, and Jim looks ahead to his next mock draft. And they wrap up the show by answering a mailbag question about what's behind the slow starts of highly touted prospects in their MLB debuts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Not-a-mock draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 59:10


    On this week's edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff unveil the first Rookie Power Rankings of the year and discuss the jump that Twins right-hander Joe Ryan has made on that list. They also look at the Prospect Team of the Week, which features A's catcher Shea Langeliers for a second straight week, and Braves outfielder Michael Harris II. Jim and Jonathan then conduct a not-a-mock Draft, selecting players they would take if they were making the first 10 picks of the upcoming Draft. They also preview the week's MiLB games on MLB.TV and answer a question from ... The Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Top 150 Draft Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 64:24


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff dig into the brand-new Top 150 Draft Prospects list, focusing on players who made the biggest jumps and falls, as well as the players as the very top of the list, including fifth-ranked Brooks Lee, who joins the pod on the heels of being ranked No. 5. They also look at some of the hottest hitting prospects in the Minors, including the Dodgers' Michael Busch and the Angels' Jordyn Adams. And they wrap up the show by answering the question of what they think the Orioles should do with the No. 1 overall Draft pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Hot Starts In Majors & Minors

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 51:11


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss several players off to blazing beginnings to the Major and Minor League seasons in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast. Not only do they break down Seiyo Suzuki, Spencer Strider, Matt Brash and prospects Nolan Gorman and Jordan Brewer, but they also chat with Reds 2020 first-rounder Matt McLain, who needed just seven pitches to hit for the cycle on Sunday. There's also some Draft talk in advance of the new Draft Top 150 list coming out and a dip into the listener mailbag to ponder Japanese sensation Roki Sasaki. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Big Debuts & the Incredible Steven Kwan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 62:31


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss 2022 rookie debuts on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, looking at the top prospects who impressed with big moments in week one—including Julio Rodriguez's first hit, Hunter Greene's 7 strikeouts and Steven Kwan's silly start. After the break, the group chats about the most stacked minor league teams, the biggest performers from the early college baseball season and finishes up, as always, with a question from the Mailbag.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Happy Opening Day (Week)!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 56:05


    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff celebrate the start of the 2022 season on the MLB Pipeline Podcast, looking at all the top prospects who made big league Opening Day rosters, starting with No. 1 prospect Bobby Witt Jr. From there, the trio discussed some interesting and surprising Minor League assignments for other Top 100 prospects, broke down Rookie of the Year candidates in each league and finished up, as always, with a question from the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Opening Day Beckons

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 73:18


    On the latest Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff focus on top prospects who could make Opening Day rosters, including the momentum that Julio Rodriguez is building to join the Mariners earlier than anticipated. After that, they interview 2021 No. 2 overall pick Jack Leiter, chop up the newly released organization Top 30 lists, identify some prospects they're excited about monitoring in the upcoming season and answer a mailbag question about Padres left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Digging into the new Top 100 list

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 79:59


    With the recent release of the 2022 Top 100 Prospects list, Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra, and Jason Ratliff dive right in, starting at the very top, where there's a new No. 1 prospect in baseball: Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. Jim and Sam discuss what went into the decision to rank Witt ahead of the incumbent top prospect Adley Rutschman. They also identify some new additions to the list, some of the highest risers and some of the biggest falls, and then they look ahead to a couple players who could shoot up the list and a couple more who could crack it. The show ends, as it often does, with a question from friend of the podcast Steven D'Alesio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chock Full Of Prospecty Goodness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 67:21


    In perhaps the most jam-packed Pipeline Podcast ever, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff find themselves with a lot to break down in the wake of the lockout ending. They discuss the prospects involved in the flurry of trade activity, the bevy of changes to the Draft in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Top 10 Position lists (RHP, LHP, 1B, 3B) that are beginning to drop as a prelude to a new overall Top 100 and Minor League rule changes. And as always, they delve into the listener mailbag, this time to put together trade proposals that might wrest Matt Chapman from the Athletics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Torkelson, Greene, Groshans join the Pipeline pod

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 53:49


    With Minor League Spring Training underway, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff take a look at prospects in action at camp, and Jonathan checks in from Florida, where he talked to Detroit's dynamic prospect duo of Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene and Toronto's 2018 first-round pick Jordan Groshans. They also discuss the details of MLB's proposed international draft and predict which players from the 2021 Draft class will reach the Majors first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Spring has sprung: Report from Yankees camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 58:24


    Spring Training is getting going in full force and the Pipeline crew is all over it. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff kick things off with what's happening in Florida, focusing on Jonathan's trip to Yankees camp. That includes a conversation with the Bombers' farm director, Kevin Reese. From there, the trio discussed prospects who have something to prove in 2022 before shifting gears and talking about college baseball and finishing, as always, with the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    College Opening Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 68:00


    On this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo dig into the opening weekend of college baseball action, starting with the MLB4 Tournament and extending to top performers such as Jacoby Berry of LSU and Hunter Barco of Florida. They then turn their sites to Minor League prospects and their gloves, discussing the annual All-Defense Team, before finishing up, as always, by answering your questions in the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    College baseball begins! And a visit from Andre Dawson

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 57:12


    Hall of Famer Andre Dawson joins the show, as Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff preview the college baseball season and the weekend's MLB4 and Andre Dawson Classic tournaments, which help kick off the '22 campaign, with the latter celebrating Black History Month by showcasing seven Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) and their baseball programs. Dawson discusses his time at Florida A&M, being drafted from an HBCU and the honor of having the tournament named after him Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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