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Handicapping the early NL Rookie of the Year race

April 17, 2019

Jim Callis and Jordan Shusterman discuss the early NL Rookie of the Year race between Fernando Tatis Jr. and Pete Alonso. Next, the guys cover a variety of Draft-related topics, including why teams are sometimes afraid to draft 19-year-old high schoolers, whether West Virginia RHP Alek Manoah could be the

Jim Callis and Jordan Shusterman discuss the early NL Rookie of the Year race between Fernando Tatis Jr. and Pete Alonso. Next, the guys cover a variety of Draft-related topics, including why teams are sometimes afraid to draft 19-year-old high schoolers, whether West Virginia RHP Alek Manoah could be the first pitcher selected and how Tulane 3B Kody Hoese, the current Division-I home run leader, is faring. Finally, they discuss a few other hot starts for prospects, including Logan Gilbert (Mariners' No. 6), Will Craig (Pirates' No. 15), Yordan Alvarez (Astros' No. 3) and Buddy Reed (Padres' No. 17).

On the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Callis and Mayo are your tour guides through all the unfolding stories and breaking news of baseball's top prospects. Each week, you'll find out about the stars of tomorrow from the guys who know today. Look out for new episodes on Thursdays. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.