Some stuff from that podcast:
-- Bogaerts is a shortstop, has a good chance to stay there even if he maxes out at 6'3 220, .300 30 guy
-- Pure drool-worthy stuff on Bradley's D
-- At different point in the process Barnes and Webster were #2 on the list, and next year Owens can be the top prospect in the system.
-- Barnes better command and peak stuff, but Webster has a better package of pitches. Speier's hears Webster's stuff is better than Barnes.
-- No one in baseball could believe the trade, "Shaking their heads, how did Boston get Webster and DLR?"
-- Cecchini solid D, high BA, high OBP, average power and speed... a lot of Pedroia comps.
-- Britton, Workman, Jacobs, Ranaudo, Johnson are the next group.
-- Who we might see make a huge jump up into the Top 5 next year: Ranaudo (stuff before injury in spring was great), Lin (might be best all around SS in system), Margot (So far away, BUT... talked about in system along lines of Hanley and Bogaerts)
-- Vitek was injured again, but might be time to let him play outfield and concentrate on hitting.
-- Callis says there are not a lot of teams that have farm systems he likes, but the Red Sox are one.
-- Touches on Mercedes, Montas, Buttrey; the Sox just have a ton of high ceiling. "When they hit on guys, they are gonna hit big."
Edited by SoxScout, 31 October 2012 - 11:23 AM.