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They Might Be Mariners Ep. 5: MLB Draft w/Carlos Collazo

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Baseball America’s national draft writer joins the pod to talk through what will be a bizarre and unprecedented draft.

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John and Joe are joined by Baseball America’s lead MLB Draft writer and National Writer, Carlos Collazo. Collazo lends his depth of knowledge to discussion on how the vastly condensed five-round draft, with the potential of 10 rounds at most, will impact MLB and the Mariners in particular. Collazo and the hosts address the developmental merits against the big picture drawbacks of MLB’s plans to contract MiLB affiliations, and how that plan seems all the more likely with a shortened draft and disrupted season already in place. Turning to cheerier topics, the three discuss opinions on a few of the players best suited for the Mariners when they pick at No. 6 this year, including LHP Reid Detmers, LHP Garrett Crochet, RHP Max Meyer, OF Zac Veen, and OF Garrett Mitchell.

For those interested in the nuances of putting together scouting reports, there’s also a discussion on the usefulness of player comps in translating scouting to a wider audience vs. the dangers of portraying something narrowly applicable or merely possible as a likely outcome. And of course, we get Carlos to answer the most important question: who would HE take if he was pulling the trigger on draft day for Seattle?

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