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Red Sox On Deck Podcast: Reviewing the System with Eric Cross

In this episode of the show Shelly and Bob are joined by Eric Cross of Fantrax to talk all things Red Sox, both at a major and minor league level.

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We are back for Episode 9 of the Red Sox On Deck Podcast, your go-to source for everything prospects on the Over the Monster Podcast Network. On this episode, Shelly and Bob are joined by Eric Cross (@ericcross04 on Twitter). You can find Eric’s writing at Fantrax, as well as his podcasts Fantrax Toolshed Prospect Podcast (with Chris Clegg) and Five-Tool Fantasy Baseball Podcast (with Jesse Roche and Over the Monster legend Jake Devereaux).

Minor league baseball is starting next week after 20 long months without it. As we await the assignments by level for the Red Sox, we discuss Jarren Duran playing corner outfield positions and what it may mean for his 2021 outcome. Danny Santana extended his opt-out clause and is starting at High-A Greenville, is time running out for Franchy Cordero? Mike Shawaryn was released and moved on to the Royals franchise. And we will continue to discuss Garrett Whitlock for as long as he’s rookie-eligible, he’s now thrown 13 1/3 shutout innings, more than one-third the way to the all-time record to start a career.

The latest Baseball America mock has Kumar Rocker falling to #4 and the Red Sox. You can guess how we stand on that outcome. Eric gives his favorite draft prospects outside of the top four.

We discuss the order of Eric’s top five prospect list entering 2021. Triston Casas, Jarren Duran, and Tanner Houck are discussed in-depth. Eric, Shelly, and Bob also gave their thoughts on Brainer Bonaci, Noah Song, and some possible surprises outside of the Top-20, like Nick Decker, Ryan Zeferjahn, and Luis Perales.

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