FanGraphs Audio: Hello Katie Krall, Hello Again Kiley McDaniel

Episode 970

This week we meet a player development coach before reuniting with an old friend who has plenty of thoughts on developing players.

  • To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Katie Krall, development coach for the Boston Red Sox. Krall has an impressive resume, having already worked in the commissioner’s office and as a baseball operations analyst for the Cincinnati Reds, and she shares what her path to her current role was like. She also offers some insight on Red Sox prospects like Dylan Spacke and Brandon Walter, what it was like to work with players like Amir Garrett and Joey Votto in Cincinnati, and where she hopes her bright career will go one day. [2:54]
  • After that, Eric Longenhagen welcomes old friend Kiley McDaniel back to the show. The duo begin by catching up on Kiley’s good deeds in puppy fostering, then discuss how they each handle the long drives involved in scouting road trips. Then, Eric wants to know what’s making some SEC teams so remarkable compared to recent memory, while Kiley shares some thoughts on the National High School Invitational. Finally, the pair look back on some high school pitchers who went early in the draft in recent years and try to categorize them with the benefit of hindsight to see what we can learn. [27:21]

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