MLB Draft Preview w/ LaMar Gibson

Discussing the who, what, why, and how of the MLB Draft

Dugout Study Hall – On The Farm’s LaMar Gibson (@InsideFastball) joins Alexander Chase (@chase_rate) to talk through the need-to-know info about the MLB Draft: how the major mechanics work, why it’s so unpredictable, and which players are worth following regardless of where they land.

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Episode outline:

  • How is the MLB Draft different from other drafts?
  • Why do teams intentionally pass on good players?
  • “Moneyball,” draft archetypes, and what’s changed in the past two decades
  • Druw Jones: lock for first?
  • Termarr Johnson, Brooks Lee, and Kevin Parada: early names worth remembering
  • Kumar Rocker headlines a depleted pitching class

Note: Episode recorded on 07/09/22

Alexander Chase

When he's not writing about baseball (and sometimes when he is), Alexander Chase teaches test prep and elementary through high school math. He loves Shohei Ohtani, Camden Yards, and the extra-innings ghost runner rule. Don't you?

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