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Talking Chop Podcast Episode 45: Top-25 prospect list, John Danks and more

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Eric Cole joins the show this week and fun awaits.

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Happy Monday! Carlos is off this week (but not gone forever, we promise) and prospect guru Eric Cole joins the program in his stead. Topics for Episode 45 include the following:

  • John Danks provides the Braves with yet another option and he’s even left-handed
  • The notion that Mike Foltynewicz (somehow) isn’t guaranteed a roster spot
  • Ronald Acuna received a ton of love in Talking Chop’s preseason top-25 and Eric brings a scouting report
  • For the most part, the prospect team had pretty good consensus but we explore a few areas of (small) disagreement
  • How much did Eric’s love for Mike Soroka buoy his overall ranking?
  • Rio Ruiz is one of the closer prospects to the Major Leagues but isn’t ranked very highly. How?
  • We try to figure out how many prospects could reasonably make it to the majors during the 2017 season
  • Eric hands out “awards” for the best tools in the system, ranging from hitting ability and power to infield and outfield defense
  • Much, much more

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