The Sleeper and the Bust 11/10/2015 – Live from AFL…

Episode 288

The latest episode of “The Sleeper and the Bust” is live!

In this episode, Paul Sporer, Eno Sarris, and Jason Collette are together in Phoenix for Baseball HQ’s First Pitch Forums and Arizona Fall League action! The trio discusses some of the goings-on from the conference including whether or not Justin Verlander and Kyle Hendricks are legit from their ’15 performance. They also discuss some of the players they’ve seen and talked to at AFL including Clint Frazier, Austin Meadows, and Alex Blandino.

Oh, and Paul totally embarrassed himself in his first draft of 2016… and it wasn’t with his picks for once. By the way, here are the first 23 rounds of that NFBC 50 round draft & hold. It’s Kentucky Derby Style slot picking so once your name is drawn from the hat, you can pick your spot. I picked 15 once 1-2-3 were gone (a couple others were, too, I was 6th or 7th out of the hat). I’ll be writing more about this draft in the coming week or so, but here are the pics if you wanna see where someone was (or wasn’t) drafted:

I’m team 15 (click to see clearer)




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Exactly 36 minutes of joyous analysis.

Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer and on Twitch at sporer.

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6 years ago

First, thanks for the podcast all year. It was my first year listening and I had my best season in 19 years of roto, with a 1st, a 2nd, and 3rd in my 3 leagues. So, thanks! I owe each of you a beer. Also, thanks for keeping the analysis going during the off-season. As I’m a Pirates fan, next year can’t start soon enough.

Since I’m a Pirates fan, I know a little about Reese McGuire, and so I need to correct you on his scouting report. He’s actually an excellent defender who’s bat is still developing. Baseball America named him best defensive catcher in the FSL last season. Tim Williams at Pirates Prospects says he’s a great receiver, blocker, and has a “plus arm.” Not sure what he did in 2015, but he threw out 40% of baserunners in 2013-14.

And for what it’s worth, the other Pirate you were watching, Austin Meadows, won BA’s “best strike zone judgement” in the FSL.

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Enos Jheri Curl
6 years ago
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Ya’ll must have been drinking corn whiskey during that draft.