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Three-Quarters Delivery

Three-Quarters Delivery is a weekly podcast from the Baseball Prospectus Podcast team. Each week Lead Prospect Writer Jeffrey Paternostro and Minor League Editor Nick Schaefer, as well as various members of the BP prospect team, have a free form discussion about prospect and player development topics.

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Episode 20: I Don’t Know What You Did This Summer

July 7th, 2020

This would normally be around the time when our Midseason Top 50 Podcast would be published. This is not that.


Episode 19: Work in the Time of Corona

June 26th, 2020

“That’s maybe the reason he does so many things, so that he will not have to think.”

– Gabriel García Márquez


Episode 18: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

June 15th, 2020

Show Notes

1. There’s been no minor league baseball long enough now that yes we are talking about a 61-year-old on a prospect podcast.

2. 65 is not a grade, Craig.


Episode 17: Jeffrey Paternostro’s Prospecty Vehicle

May 20th, 2020

We know you shouldn’t explain the reference, but the structure of this show is a reference to the interview interludes in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Also, we didn’t actually plan on this being the topic for Episode 17, but once it came up in discussion we realized we had no choice.


Episode 16: Sliding Doors

May 9th, 2020

From Wikipedia: The term a sliding doors moment became a term popularized in the late 20th-century meaning tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments, that nonetheless alter the trajectory of future events.


Episode 15: Baseball Bingo

April 21st, 2020

We have a special guest co-host this week, as Chris Blessing of Baseball HQ takes us through some of the sites and sounds and promotions you’ll see in the minors. Plus, Nathan Graham and Jen Mac Ramos tell us all about epic Monte Harrison tater trots and Cal Quantrill, rodeo champion.


Episode 14: The Future is Wild

April 10th, 2020

The senior prospect staff gathers for a roundtable discussion about what the 2020 and 2021 draft changes might mean for the future of Minor League Baseball and player development.


Episode 13: Teenage Fanclub

April 5th, 2020

Jeffrey hasn’t played in a fantasy league in a while, so he enlisted Nick, Mark Barry, and Craig Goldstein to give him some advice.


Episode 12: All my ex’s live in Texas

March 17th, 2020

Leody Taveras won’t be playing games for a while, but the prospect team has a lot of thoughts on him.


Episode 11: Shut up, b*****s of the seizième!

March 12th, 2020

We continue our season preview with more talk about Russian composers and Rylan Bannon.


Episode 10: We were clever enough to turn a laundry list into poetry

March 4th, 2020

In the first of our “season preview” episodes, there is already baseball being played in locations warmer than Jeffrey’s house, so we bring on Alec Dopp and Keanan Lamb to chat about preseason rituals and how we pass the offseason. Meanwhile, Jeffrey waxes poetic for columns lost to time and possibly the Mandela Effect.


Episode 9: Hey Siri

February 24th, 2020

Jose Siri gives Jeffrey a headache, but also is a useful example of the difficulties of evaluating prospects from the outside.


Episode 7: I just like the duck, I think it’s cool

November 25th, 2019

1. Catchers are weird. Adley Rutschman is a catcher. Adley Rutschman is…not weird?

2. Tanking doesn’t work as well as you think. But it probably works exactly well as ownership thinks.

3. Fine, let’s talk about Ryan Mountcastle.