We are back for Episode 27 of the Red Sox On Deck Podcast, your go-to source for everything prospects on the Over the Monster Podcast Network. Shelly and Bob opened the show talking about the AL East playoff race, and how the team may utilize Chris Sale down the stretch. By pitching him on normal rest, they could get 4 starts in the final 14 games thanks to some off days. Might we see this approach or will they continue to handle him with kid gloves? Connor Seabold’s debut was short but not disastrous, and Kaleb Ort’s debut was short lived, but we congratulate him.
We discuss the playoff format at the various levels and where the Red Sox stand. Each level has a winning record across the board, with most 15-25 games over .500. This has to be a good sign for the state of the organization, especially compared to two years ago. Salem has an opportunity to make the two-team playoff at Low-A.
Durbin Feltman made some adjustments during the pandemic and after a slow start to 2021 has been excellent since. A great article in The Athletic chronicled the pressure he put on himself to succeed so soon after he was drafted, and how he’s adjusted since. Baseball America and Sox Prospects both recently updated their rankings and are split on the Jarren Duran versus Nick Yorke debate. We discuss.
We reviewed some varying recent minor league performances from Jay Groome’s Portland promotion, Connor Wong’s smoking hot last 30 days, Tyler Dearden leading high-A in HRs and RBI, and Chris Murphy’s five-start rollercoaster. Finally, we closed the show talking about our favorite Rookie Ball players, Eddinson Paulino (Shelly) and Miguel Bleis (Bob).
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