Kyler Murray is an incredibly talented and special athlete, one of those who could probably become a professional at any sport he put his mind to – baseball, football, soccer, downhill skiing. Being from Texas, he chose the first two, and now, at age 21, he’s functionally being asked to pick one. Say “two-sport athlete”…
How the Cardinals churn prospect after prospect into pro.
How the Reds have converted prospect after prospect into major leaguers.
How the Phillies stopped drafting risky athletes in favor of high-floor baseball skills.
How the Twins stick to the fundamentals of drafting and player development.
How the Marlins aggressively promote prospects who have minimal minor-league experience.
And not because it’s about the Cardinals.
And why scouting and player development are your team’s hidden superstars.
Or, should the Astros invest in some veteran relievers?
A look back at how far the Cubs organization has come.
A tour through the minors, with write-ups on Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, Kyle Crick, Luis Sardinas, and others.
The Twins have baseball’s best collection of minor league talent. Now they have to make sure that talent makes it to Minnesota.
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about park effects, player development, hitting .400, and more.
A look back at the first two-plus months of minor-league action, including prospects and systems on the rise and on the decline.
Three of the best rapid talent influxes of the past few decades.
Ben and Sam talk to Jason Parks about the forthcoming Fringe Average Podcast and BP prospect book, the ranking process, and how player development differs between teams.