Baseball America author Carlos Collazo makes his debut appearance on THE NatsGM Show to discuss the Nationals’ farm system, the 2018 MLB Draft and the recent minor league pace-of-play initiatives. He breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the system, plus several top Nats’ prospects like Victor Robles, Luis Garcia & Yasel Antuna. Carlos then talks about the upcoming June draft, the depth of college pitching and some prospects with helium. Finally he gives some quick thoughts on baseball’s unpopular measures to speed up minor league baseball.
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Last Thursday evening the Washington Nationals invited me (Ryan) and a guest (Producer Josh Owens) to their Nats Clubhouse Social event. Because the evening was such fun and Josh has never appeared on-air, we thought we would briefly recap the festivities in audio form.
A special “Thank You” to Valerie Camillo, Sarah Perucci and the Washington Nationals for including us! Below are some pictures from this wonderful night…
This week MLB Certified agent Joshua Kusnick calls in to update us on his travels during spring training. We discuss the contracts of Lance Lynn and Mike Moustakas in the context of this strange offseason, Jeremy Jeffress, autograph hounds at spring training complexes, Takashi Saito and much more.
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THE NatsGM Show #124 is now available and we are proud to welcome back Baseball Prospectus contributor and the author of the upcoming book “The Shift”, Russell Carleton!
Our conversation begins with Russell describing the process of writing the book and getting it published. Next I begin peppering Russell with questions about the book, with topics ranging from meeting Jed from Kenyon College, the idea of expected value in making decisions, why David Ortiz would not bunt against shifts during his career and how truly risk-averse third base coaches are in the majors. Finally he discusses the opportunity Sabermetrics has in studying the human element of the player, his thoughts on the WAR metric and what we can do to ask better questions.
Thanks to Russell for returning to the show to promote his fantastic book, and to you for downloading!