Effectively Wild Episode 1377: The Prospects Are Here

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the bounceback of Chris Davis, which Statcast stats they would most want to have for the entirety of baseball history, which aspect of instant replay review most dramatically changes the game, and the new-look Josh Bell and Tommy La Stella, then (28:36) talk to FanGraphs prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen about the recent wave of MLB debuts by top prospects (including the Angels’ new two-way player Jared Walsh, Cole Tucker, Nicky Lopez, Nick Senzel, Keston Hiura, Carter Kieboom, Austin Riley, Griffin Canning, Shed Long and, soon, Brendan Rodgers), why we’ve seen so many prospect promotions, Boston’s bullpen duo of Darwinzon Hernandez and Travis Lakins, the contrasting seasons of Justus Sheffield and Casey Mize, the impending return of Luis Urias, how the new Triple-A ball has affected scouting and player development, and more, plus a preview of the best players, overall talent level, and teams with the biggest opportunities in the upcoming amateur draft.

Audio intro: Sharon Van Etten, "Comeback Kid"
Audio interstitial: Filthy Friends, "The Arrival"
Audio outro: The Replacements, "Talent Show"

Link to Petriello on Davis
Link to Jay on La Stella
Link to news about TrackMan and Hawk-Eye
Link to Rob Arthur on the transition to Hawk-Eye
Link to replay-review data
Link to Ben on today’s players being the best
Link to FanGraphs’ preseason top prospects list
Link to FanGraphs’ preason 2019 impact prospects list
Link to Eric on Hiura
Link to Eric on Rodgers
Link to Kiley on Riley
Link to Kiley on Senzel
Link to Rob on Triple-A homers
Link to latest mock draft
Link to FanGraphs prospect board
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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