In this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff take a sneak peek at the 2022 Top 100 Draft prospect rankings, which are set to drop next week. They welcome Orioles scouting director Brad Ciolek onto the pod to dig into the class a bit further from the O's vantage point at the very top of the Draft. The trio then looks at some of the youngest hitters on Top 30 lists before answering your questions in the weekly Mailbag segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As the offseason action begins to percolate, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss the prospects involved in the deals that sent Adam Frazier from San Diego to Seattle and Jacob Stallings from Pittsburgh to Miami, and they look at which teams have lost and gained Draft picks due to free-agent signings. They also review their ranking of the Top 25 prospects in this year's Arizona Fall League as well as some of the circuit's biggest breakouts. The trio wrap up by answering a question about Red Sox slugger Triston Casas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff tie a bow on the 2021 Arizona Fall League by breaking down the championship game and taking a closer look at this year's award winners, including MVP Nelson Velazquez of the Cubs and Pitcher of the Year Owen White of the Rangers. Jim interviews Reds area scout Sean Buckley, who signed NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India and the guys look at some off-the-radar 40-man roster additions before dipping into the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Description: 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff focus on the highlight of the Arizona Fall League season, the annual Fall Stars Game. Sticking with the Fall League, they discuss the latest players of the week (White Sox infielder Yolbert Sanchez and Pirates right-hander Roansy Contreras) and interview Pirates second baseman Nick Gonzales. They also break down the correlation between top-rated farm systems and World Series champions and dip into the mailbag for a question about another Arizona Fall League star, Cleveland infielder Jose Tena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the second hour, Bruce Levine and David Haugh were joined by Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline to discuss the latest action in the Arizona Fall League. Later, Cubs prospect Brennen Davis joined the show to discuss his development and his focus this offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, we're coming to you from the Arizona Fall League, where Yankees Magazine deputy editor Jon Schwartz is reporting several stories that will run in 2022. In the first segment, Jon chats with MLB.com's Jim Callis about the Yankees prospects who are spending the fall in Arizona, then we welcome Yankees Magazine Podcast listener Joe Geraghty, who shares some memories of the Bronx Zoo teams from the late-1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some standout performances from the Fall League, including Top 100 prospect JJ Bleday. Jim interviewed this week's AFL Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, Cubs prospects Nelson Velazquez and Caleb Kilian. After taking a look at prospects playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic, the trio hit the mailbag hard with several fans' questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the World Series through a Pipeline lens, looking at how the Braves and Astros built their rosters through the Draft, trades and free agency. Then they turn their sights to the Arizona Fall League, as Jim interviewed red-hot Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs and they break down players of the week Austin Wells of the Yankees and the Reds' James Marinan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
With the Arizona Fall League underway, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff talk about some of the early standouts, including the Mets' Brett Baty, Cardinals' Zach Thompson, Phillies' Bryson Stott, Nationals' Cole Henry and Rangers' Justin Foscue and Owen White. The Fall League's Week 1 home run leader joins the show, as Cardinals rookie outfielder Lars Nootbaar talks to Sam Dykstra. And Jim, Jonathan and Jason look back at some of their all-time favorite Fall League memories. Plus they discuss the Minor League housing situation and answer a couple of questions from the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson, one of the best hitting prospects in all of baseball, joins this week's Pipeline Podcast to talk about his big first season of pro ball and his excitement about returning to Arizona, where he's participating in the Fall League. Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff also discuss sleeper prospects in the AFL as well as their All-Rookie Team and some top rookie performers in the postseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff have a lot to discuss in the latest edition of the Pipeline Podcast, starting with the loaded rosters in the Arizona Fall League, which is set to kick off on Oct. 13. Then they dive into the postseason, breaking down the different ways in which the playoff teams built their rosters and identifying rookies who could make names for themselves on baseball's biggest stage. After that, they discuss the anger-inducing Rookie Prospect Rankings and long-term rookie valuations, plus take a mailbag question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff make their picks for the 2021 MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Year, led by Yankees' Anthony Volpe, Kansas City's Bobby Witt Jr. and M.J. Melendez and Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. Then the guys look at the 2021 Draft picks who had the most impressive professional debuts this season and they answer a listener's question about Twins breakout prospect Jose Miranda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It's Glenn's last day before he jumps out of a plane...so maybe it's just his last day? Should Maryland cancel classes for a football game Friday? Where are you between "concern that the Ravens nearly lost to the Lions" and "not concerned because they were depleted and the drops were such a huge story?" Plus a #FinishThis from out west. Near the bottom of Hour 1, Fox Sports PBP voice Tim Brando checked in before he calls Maryland/Iowa Friday night on FS1. Early in Hour 2, Salisbury mayor Jake Day checked in after participating in the Army Golden Knights' jump today to explain to Glenn what he's getting into tomorrow. And at the bottom of Hour 2, MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis discussed what the significance would be between the Orioles locking up the #1 pick or falling behind the Diamondbacks this week.
Fresh off their Top 20 lists of the top high school and college players in the Draft Class of 2022, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the strengths of each group, led by Termarr Johnson at Mays High School in Georgia and Brooks Lee at Cal Poly. And when the Draft is involved, Jim and Jonathan must hold their own version, each picking 10 players from the class. The rest of this week's episode turned to Minor League prospects, from the hottest hitters in the Minors to a new addition to the Top 100 list, before finishing things off with the Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jesse Sanchez joins Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff to discuss the new Top 50 International Prospects list, led by 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Roderick Arias, who is expected to sign with the Yankees. Jim, Jonathan and Jason also discuss the recent farm system rankings and the strong correlation between being at the top of that list and subsequent success at the big league level. They then spotlight the three newest additions to the Top 100 Prospects list and wrap up by answering a question from the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MLB’s Jim Callis stops by once again to talk Giants farm system on the pod. MLB Pipeline has rolled out its midseason updated rankings including a new Giants Top 30, organizational rankings, new Top 100 and more! It’s always a great episode when Jim stops by to talk Giants. You can (and should!) follow all of Jim’s work on Twitter @jimcallisMLB.And you can follow my work on Twitter @rog61 or subscribe to There R Giants for my full coverage of the Giants system.Intro/Overall play in minorsState of Giants System (4:30)Joey Bart’s Season (9:00)Marco Luciano (12:10)Matos vs. Ramos (15:50)Jairo Pomares’ rise (19:20)Some Struggles: Bishop, Bailey, Corry, and Wilson (22:00)Pitching Surprises: Long, Murphy, Berroa, Ragsdale, Hjelle (27:45)Rookie League standouts: Mercedes, Arteaga, Sugastey and others (32:05)Sleepers (34:15)Culture of Meritocracy (38:10)Intro/Outro: “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago Transit Authority Get full access to There R Giants at rogermunter.substack.com/subscribe
Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff break down MLB Pipeline's new farm system rankings in the latest edition of the MLB Pipeline Podcast. They discuss the three best systems (Orioles, Mariners, Marlins), plus four on the rise (Pirates, Rangers, Red Sox, Reds) and why the White Sox sinking to the bottom somewhat reflects their big league success. Also on tap: a rare Top 100 Prospect pitching debut against another Top 100 prospect (Edward Cabrera vs. Josiah Gray), the latest addition to the Top 100 list (Indians RHP Daniel Espino) and a couple of questions from the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Top 100 Prospects, team Top 30s and Top 10 by Position lists have all been updated, and Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff break down the Top 100. They discuss trends and demographics (an all-time low number of pitchers on the list, and an all-time high number of catchers and shortstops), the Top 10 overall, the highest risers on the list, the biggest falls, the highest-ranked newcomers and where 2021 draftees debuted on the list. They also look at which teams are best represented on the list and and answer a listener's question in the mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
This week's edition of the Cubs Weekly Podcast is all about the future. We welcome in MLB Pipeline's senior writer Jim Callis to break down the organization's top prospects, including how Brailyn Marquez's injury affects his stock, when Brennen Davis might arrive at Wrigley Field and initial takeaways from the Cubs' trade deadline haul.Plus, news and notes on Reginald Preciado, Kohl Franklin, Alexander Canario, Caleb Kilian, Cristian Hernandez and which prospect the Cubs received at the deadline was most surprising.Tony Andracki and Lance Brozdowski also preview the Marquee Sports Network Top 20 Cubs prospect midseason list that is set to hit the digital sphere in the coming days.
The Nats game was suspended by rain in the 2nd inning in New York as they lead 3-1 over the Mets. Given the rainout, we decided to bring you a special edition featuring an interview with the incomparable Jim Callis of MLB.com and MLB Pipeline.Jim knows more than anyone when it comes to prospects, so no better person to hear from about Keibert Ruiz, Josiah Gray, Cade Cavalli, Brady House, and more. We even have a Kumar Rocker mention by Jim.The Nationals game will resume at 4:10PM on Wednesday, with a separate 7 inning game to follow.
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff look ahead to some potential prospect callups that could make an impact down the stretch, including one that happened mid-podcast. They also discuss the newest additions to the Top 100 Prospects list (Yankees' Anthony Volpe and Cardinals' Jordan Walker) and offer a sneak preview of some players who will be making big leaps on the greatly anticipated re-rank of the Top 100 Prospects list and all of the team Top 30 lists. And they wrap up by answering a listener's question about Rangers prospect Justin Foscue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo, Jason Ratliff recap the action from last week's trade and draft signing deadlines in this week's Pipeline Podcast. They discuss the Jose Berrios and the Trea Turner/Max Scherzer deals in depth, as well as which clubs added the most prospect talent in the frenzy of transactions. Then they take a deep dive into what went wrong in the negotiations between No. 10 overall pick Kumar Rocker and the Mets before wrapping it up with a quick look at top performers in the PDP League and a dip into the listener mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis from MLB.com and MLB Pipeline joins Max Herz to discuss Vanderbilt baseball's outcomes in the MLB Draft following the signing deadline. Topics include Kumar Rocker's no deal with the Mets with tons of inside reporting from Jim, why the Rangers loved Jack Leiter so much that they pulled him away from his top choice destination, how much Dom Keegan could rise with a good year behind the plate in 2022, and which late blooming Commodore area scouts were asking him for info on leading up to the draft. Subscribe to the Anchor Down Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher!
In the third hour, Mike Mulligan and David Haugh were joined by Brad Biggs of the Tribune to discuss the latest storylines from Bears training camp. Later, Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline joined the show to share scouting reports on the prospects whom the Cubs added as they had a fire sale last week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jim Callis, Sam Dykstra and Jason Ratliff analyze a quartet of recent trades that have involved prospects and discuss more that could be on the horizon as the Trade Deadline nears. They also look at the few remaining Draft picks that have not come to terms on deals ahead of the signing deadline. Jonathan Mayo then interviews Jacob Steinmetz and Elie Kligman, the first two Orthodox Jews ever selected in the Draft. Then the guys handicap the Rookie of the Year races before finishing up, as always, with a question from a listener -- this one about Cardinals third-base prospects Nolan Gorman and Jordan Walker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
RUNDOWN To kick off today's show, Mitch scours through a pile of minidisks of interviews from years gone by before Scott chats about his afternoon at the T-Mobile Park followed by a opening of the Mitch Unfiltered mailbox. Then, the guys discuss the embarrassing start for Team USA basketball with a loss to France and the scrutiny aimed at the Kraken front office for their expansion draft selections. Three guests are 1996 Olympic decathlon gold medalist Dan O'Brien, former Seahawks executive Randy Mueller, and MLB draft expert Jim Callis. The “Other Stuff” segment features a variety of topics including an NFL training camp attendee watch, the ageless Nelson Cruz, and Bill Walton placing personal treasures up for sale! GUESTS Dan O'Brien | 1996 Olympic gold medal decathlete Randy Mueller | NFL Executive of the Year (2000) Jim Callis | MLB Pipeline senior writer TABLE OF CONTENTS 0:00 | Does anyone have a minidisk player so Mitch can listen to his pile of interview files from the past 25 years? 4:40 | Why the heck did it take Scott eight hours to go to a baseball game on Sunday? 9:49 | Listeners don't hold back with today's reading of the mailbag! 23:34 | Mitch hasn't caught a minute of Olympics coverage yet, but maybe that's a good thing considering the hoops team lost to France. 27:19 | Kraken insiders are skeptical about the crop of players the franchise selected for their inaugural season. 36:50 | GUEST: Dan O'Brien shares his story as a kid from Portland that became an Olympic gold medalist in the 1996 games in Atlanta. 1:15:09 | GUEST: Randy Mueller jumps aboard to chat about top Hawks training camp stories including Jamal Adams' contract situation. 1:37:56 | GUEST: Jim Callis weighs in on the 2021 MLB Draft class including M's top pick out of high school Harry Ford. 1:54:00 | Which notable NFL contract-seekers will or will not show up to training camp? 1:57:51 | It sure would be nice if the Mariners still had Boomstick in their lineup, even at age 41. 2:03:11 | The NFL is cracking down on coaches and players that refuse to get vaccinated. 2:08:02 | Bill Russell is auctioning off his NBA memorabilia which makes Mitch sad, but also interested.
With another draft in the books, the guys brought back MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis for his regular visit to the show! He discussed the Red Sox' draft, including where Marcelo Mayer is going to rank on his list, which players might (or might not) need overslot deals to sign, and more! Before our esteemed guest, the guys checked in for the first three games of the Jarren Duran era, then crowed a bit about calling the recall of Tanner Houck. Then Chris ate some crow for saying that the Red Sox would not acquire anyone for CJ Chatham, as Victor Santos has become the newest Sox prospect. After our normal transactions check-in, we got to more of your terrific emails! Remember to check us out on Patreon and we're conducting our annual Donation Drive. We also want to thank our in-residence musical guest, The Ludlow Thieves. Check them out on YouTube and Spotify. Got something to say? We love talking about what you want to hear about. Make sure to email us. We're on Instagram. Make sure you follow us there. Podcast Twitter Links: @SPChrisHatfield @IanCundall @SoxProspects Love the show? Want to help us out while also getting exclusive goodies? Support the podcast by contributing to us on Patreon! Go to Sox Prospects on Patreon for the details. Subscribe on iTunes (please rate and review!) Subscribe on Stitcher (please rate and review!) Listen on Spotify Listen on YouTube Listen on Google Play Music Podcast Archive
The great Jim Callis joins me to talk about the Giants’ 2021 draft, and on the way we take some side trips to remember Dick Tidrow, discuss Allan Simpson’s efforts to create the draft coverage we know today, and reminisce over the advertisements one used to find in the back of The Sporting News. It’s a pretty great conversation!If you’re not already, you should definitely follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter and please follow me as well to keep up with my work @rog61. Speaking of which, if you’re enjoying this podcast perhaps you’d enjoy more There R Giants content delivered straight to your Inbox.Remembering Dick Tidrow (00:45)The Khalil Watson Decision (8:15)Will Bednar (17:20)Day 2 run of Pitchers (19:30)Day 3 picks (27:20)Allan Simpson and the creation of MLB Draft Coverage (33:15)Intro/Outro: “I’m Not Angry” by Elvis Costello Get full access to There R Giants at rogermunter.substack.com/subscribe
Mike Mulligan and David Haugh were joined by Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline to discuss the draft selections of the Cubs and White Sox. The Cubs selected Kansas State left-hander Jordan Wicks in the first round, while the White Sox took high school shortstop Colson Montgomery. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the third hour, Mike Mulligan and David Haugh pondered whether or not we are experiencing the end of the most successful Cubs era in the organization's history. Later, Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline joined the show to discuss the White Sox and Cubs' draft selections, which included high school shortstop Colson Montgomery going to the south side and left-handed pitcher Jordan Wicks joining the Cubs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Rundown: 1:50: Jim Callis of MLB.com stops by to preview the 2021 MLB Draft and share his thoughts about the seasons of Jake Burger and Gavin Sheets. 37:49: Josh answers your P.O. Sox questions about the job Tony La Russa is doing, if the White Sox should stand pat at the deadline to avoid impacting 2022 and beyond, and what's the best-case scenario in next week's draft? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Senior Writer at MLB Pipeline, comes on the show to discuss all things 2021 MLB Draft. We discuss the top of the draft, the new MLB Draft Combine, and how bonus pool money could factor into pick selections this year.
Joe and Connor are joined by MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis for an in-depth preview of this year's draft. The guys go through the top prospects, who the Mets are looking at with the 10th selection, the new MLB Combine and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Pipeline crew sets expectations for No. 1 prospect Wander Franco ahead of his big league debut, updates Draft news with a focus on the MLB Draft Combine, lobbies for a few Futures Game picks including Marco Luciano and Bobby Witt Jr, examines new prospects entering the top 100 and then debates the long-term outlooks for Joe Adell and Jarred Kelenic.
Jason Ratliff returns to shepherd Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo through a ton of Draft talk, from the expansion of MLB Pipeline's rankings to 250 for the first time ever, to the top tools in the Draft class and a discussion of five guys who have helium. Then the trio took a victory lap by looking at big leaguers leading the All-Star Game voting who were ranked as top prospects as Minor Leaguers. And finally, they welcomed the Marlins' Jesus Sanchez back to the Top 100 list and finished, as always, with a question from listeners.
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo break down the teams that survived and the prospects that stood out in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Also on the docket: comparing potential No. 1 overall picks Marcelo Mayer and Jordan Lawlar and putting them in the context of a historically deep high school shortstop class, Jarred Kelenic's rough first taste of the Majors and what it might mean for the future, former No. 1 overall picks Adley Rutschman and Spencer Torkelson heat up, the latest addition to the Top 100 Prospects list (Rockies LHP Ryan Rolison) and our weekly mailbag question.