Podcast: Draft, Futures Game in the books

July 20th, 2022

The two biggest prospect events of every summer are in the rearview mirror with the Futures Game and the Draft behind us. On this week's episode of the podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff discuss their time in Los Angeles for the four packed days leading up to the big league All-Star Game. Draft discussion begins with the top two talents off the board in order -- Jackson Holliday to the Orioles and Druw Jones to the D-backs -- followed by a bombshell at No. 3 with the Rangers' selection of Kumar Rocker.

Beyond the first few picks, there were more surprises in the first round as well as notable selections on the second day, and the guys discuss which players may reach the big leagues quickest.

With the Futures Game in the books, Callis and Mayo give their takes on their annual unofficial batting practice home run derby competition, and there are plenty of standouts to discuss from the prospect showcase event.

This week's episode closes with a listener mailbag question about the Mets' Draft, sparking a discussion about some of the best organizational efforts this year.

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. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.