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June 11, 2010

BP Podcast

BP Podcast Episode 4: 2010 Draft Special With Special Guest Keith Law

by Kevin Goldstein

Last week, we had an excuse for nearing the two hour mark, as our special guest was an agent, and agents, by default, talk a lot.  This week?  We have nobody to blame but ourselves, and the 2010 MLB draft.  That said, if Stephen Strasburg's debut didn't happen this week, we would have it a more reasonable length.  Because it was draft week, we are joined by special guest Keith Law of ESPN for a long conversation about, well, pretty much everything draft-related before moving onto our Pop Culture Moment and why Catcher In The Rye isn't much of a classic. 

In additional good news, we are now available on ITunes, and the link is below to subscribe on whatever ITunes compatible device you might own.

Note: As always, we do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Up And In Episode 4: "The S Is Not For Sex, It's For Sports"

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Table Of Contents

0:00: Intro; Jason's new digs; Keith Law's sleep schedule; Agenda review; Housekeeping

3:50: Emails: Hipster police; Good/bad tools; The best email we've ever received (we love your mom)

10:15: The Strasburg Debut: Mom knew about it; he's still boring; Fernando-mania; Defending Cleveland

24:33: Arbitrary Draft Grades: Chicken-fried steak; Teams know better than you and I; Internet scout frauds

39:36: Gary Brown: Just because a guy doesn't walk, doesn't mean he's bad; an analysis of Shasta

50:30: Special Guest Keith Law: 2010 Draft Review

  • Hayden Simpson throwing MLB for a loop
  • Admitting that teams know way more than we do about these guys
  • Comparing players across racial lines and comparing Keith to Dustin Pedroia
  • Revisiting Gary Brown (there might be a formula for that)
  • Getting hyperbolic about the Pirates and their two big power arms
  • Arizona's surprise at six (Barret Loux); a brief look at their '09 class
  • The Mets surprise at seven (Matt Harvey)
  • Bryce Harper and the Oakland Raiders of JUCO baseball
  • Midwest players and the difficulty of scouting cold-weather kids
  • Did the Dodgers punt the 28th pick by selecting Zach Lee?

92:30: Pop Culture Moment (with Keith): Hating Catcher In The Rye

106:27: Not Jim Tracy: How important the draft is to building a winning baseball team

108:15: Wrapping up: Oh wait, let's talk about the draft some more first, my favorite '11 guy

Music is Les Savy Fav from the album Go Forth copyright 2001 - FrenchKiss Records.

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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