In Episode 30 of “The Red Seat”, Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Ben Carsley (@BenCarsley) are joined by special guest Jeff Paternostro (@jeffpaternostro), Senior Prospect Writer at Baseball Prospectus. Topics include:
§ Jeff’s reaction to the packages given up to get Chris Sale, Tyler Thornburg, and Anderson Espinoza.
§ After the trades, the top 10 prospect rankings in the system need to be re-made, we take a crack at filling out the ranks while discussing who has a chance to take the leap in 2017.
§ Is it time to give up on Trey Ball the pitcher?
§ Why is it so difficult to give out 80 grade hit tools? Jeff discusses his evaluation philosophy.
§ After all of the in season and off-season maneuvers where does the Red Sox system now rank? Is it preferable to be a balanced system or a top heavy one like the Red Sox?