Podcast: No. 40 Draft prospect Johnson checks in at Combine

June 19th, 2024

Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Jason Ratliff check in for this week's MLB Pipeline Podcast from the fourth annual MLB Draft Combine in Phoenix.

Of the 319 prospects participating in the Draft Combine, 171 are on MLB Pipeline's Draft Top 200 and 22 of them rank among the top 30 on the list. The Pipeline crew discusses the top performances from the first day of the event as well as what to expect going forward.

Shortstop Carter Johnson, the No. 40 Draft prospect, then joins the podcast. The top prep player from Oxford High School in Alabama discusses showcase events, comparisons to Gunnar Henderson and more with the crew.

In the second half of the podcast, Mayo and Callis alternate making 30 selections in a mock draft based on the latest intel they've gathered. And they wrap up with a mailbag question from a familiar source about the best prospect who may not go in the first round.

On the MLB Pipeline Podcast, Mayo and Callis 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.