Effectively Wild Episode 1474: The 2020 Minor League Free Agent Draft

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Meg Rowley discuss the signings of Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dallas Keuchel, the Blue Jays’ historic 2019 rotation, the depleted pitching market, MLB’s rising revenue and the continued strength of spending on free agents, Jake Odorizzi and the qualifying offer, Nick Senzel’s switch to Scott Boras, and Rich Hill’s arrest(!), then conduct the seventh annual Effectively Wild Minor League Free Agent Draft, selecting 10 minor league free agents each and competing to see whose roster will accumulate the most combined MLB playing time in 2020.

Audio intro: Chance The Rapper, "Get a Bag"
Audio outro: Paul Weller, "Bag Man"

Link to list of minor league free agents
Link to Weems duck photo
Link to EW competitions and drafts tracker
Link to order The MVP Machine

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2 years ago

Love this draft and the podcast. Here’s my WAGs for 2020:

Nick Ciuffo, Nate Orf, Zack Granite, Nick Longhi, Taylor Davis, Braden Shipley, Ervin Santana, Zac Reininger, Kevin Quackenbush, Daniel Corcino

Happy Holidays and keep up the good work in 2020!