We talk to Keith Law about the draft, we solve the beer temperature debate with a science guy, we talk about Bryce Harper and pitching prospects, and we do it all in under three hours. We hope you enjoy, and we hope you have free time.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Up And In Episode 53: "Good Luck In Your World Of Dairy"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Yup, It's Us Again

3:05 Housekeeping

3:55 Email

  • The official NDFA of the podcast
  • Bonuses, big league contracts and multi-sport deals
  • Boom and bust chances for Bubba Starling
  • How scouts assess switch hitters
  • Could the Blue Jays have an untapped advantage with Cuban players
  • Will we ever have a female professional baseball player?
  • Guest suggestion that is not going to happen
  • Podcast crazies on a Saturday in Ireland
  • Our friend in Monterrey

32:10 Special Guest: Keith Law (@keithlaw) on the 2011 Draft

  • Let's talk about the weather first
  • Onelki Garcia Speck: Totally Awesome
  • Even Danny Hultzen seemed surprised to go No. 2
  • The fall of Anthony Rendon
  • Favorite picks in the top ten
  • Arizona gets both of our guys
  • The Rays and Jays sure had a ton of picks
  • The Josh Bell adventure
  • Judging picks early
  • The information we don't have
  • Is Matt Purke the new Matt Harrington?
  • By accident we end up on the Bryce Harper kiss

1:18:50 Kissing Bryce Harper

1:31:34 Rushing to judgment

1:44:56 Ranking the best left-handed and right-handed pitching prospects

2:04:11 Listener Of The Week: Juan, The Food Science Guy (@BensPapa)

  • Beer holding a chill
  • Coca-Cola hecha en Mexico
  • The high-fructose corn syrup debate

2:22:11 Musical Guest: Black Wine

2:23:35 What Are You Drinking?

2:27:19 Improve and a night of crime

2:34:00 The week ahead

Music is by Black Wine from the album Summer Of Difference, courtesy Don Giovanni Records.

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. You can contact Kevin by clicking here or click here to see Kevin's other articles.

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Just found the podcast homepage on my iPhone... but it hasn't uploaded yet. Does iTunes usually lag behind by a day or two?
iTunes usually lags by an hour or two. Actually, it's up now.
You can force and update . . .
KG, I usually download the podcast from right here, instead of going into iTunes. (Long story). After your comments on the weird iTunes ranking system last week, I got to thinking. Would it help the ranking on iTunes if I went there to download it instead? Obviously I can't affect the ranking all by myself, but I can't be the only one downloading directly from . . . can I?
I listen on the Web, then download it on my home iTunes and also grab it on my iPhone.
Maybe the Brewers drafted young Boras to curry favour from his Papa before potentially negotiating with Prince Fielder - guess who his agent is?
Maybe, but don't we all know Scott Boras well enough to know he won't give the Brewers a discount or any favor whatsoever because they drafted his kid?
Of course we do, but maybe the Brewers hoped to take a flier with their 30th round pick in hopes of saving $1-2 million?
Texas Chili Parlor, Austin. I guarantee you won't slag off Texas chili if you try it.
man, I love me some chilaquiles!