• MLB Draft Mega Preview For All 30 Teams

    It’s almost draft day, and with that Ben and Carlos are joined by Peter Flaherty for a joint draft/Future Projection episode where the team does their best to break down round one for each team in the game. 

    We go through every team in the first round and talk through their potential options for this year’s draft, talk through draft strategy, debate players, talk through team philosophies and much more. 

    Buckle up, this is a long one and will hopefully get you ready for draft day.

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    Time Stamps

    • (2:35) Guardians
    • (11:30) Who would we take at 1?
    • (17:30) Reds
    • (19:00) Why is Jac Caglianone so polarizing for us?
    • (25:00) Rockies
    • (27:20) Which pitcher would you take at 3 for the Rockies?
    • (31:00) A’s
    • (37:00) White Sox
    • (42:00) Royals
    • (46:00) Cardinals
    • (50:00) Angels
    • (52:30) Trey Yesavage as a polished and fast-moving arm
    • (56:00) Pirates
    • (59:00) What’s the knock on Nick Kurtz?
    • (1:04:00) Nationals
    • (1:06:00) Bryce Rainer vs. Konnor Griffin
    • (1:10:30) Tigers
    • (1:13:00) Red Sox
    • (1:18:00) What arms make sense for Boston if the top three are gone?
    • (1:20:00) Giants
    • (1:21:00) Cubs
    • (1:25:00) Mariners
    • (1:27:00) Jurrangelo Cijntje vs. Brody Brecht
    • (1:31:00) Marlins
    • (1:33:00) Brewers
    • (1:38:00) Rays & Mets 
    • (1:40:00) Blue Jays &Twins
    • (1:44:00) Orioles
    • (1:45:00) Dodgers
    • (1:48:00) Braves
    • (1:53:00) Padres
    • (1:55:30) Yankees
    • (1:59:00) Phillies
    • (2:01:00) Astros
    • (2:03:00) D-backs
    • (2:05:00) Rangers
    • (2:07:00) Players we are higher and lower on

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    2h 17m - Jul 11, 2024
  • Carlos Collazo, Keith Law & Shooter Hunt Analyze The 2024 MLB Draft | Hot Sheet Roundtable

    Welcome to our 2024 MLB Draft roundtable special! We're thrilled to welcome Keith Law from The Athletic and Shooter Hunt from Prep Baseball Report to a special edition of the Hot Sheet Show alongside our draft expert Carlos Collazo and host Scott Braun. The group goes DEEP on the 2024 draft, including...

    (1:15) -- Why Keith isn't a fan of this year's draft class

    (4:45) -- Finding some gems at the top of the draft class

    (8:45) -- What to do with Jac Caglianone?

    (13:30) -- How each expert builds out their draft rankings + where the top tier of the class ends

    (23:40) -- Why does it feel like Nick Kurtz is falling?

    (27:00) -- Players further down the first round each expert loves

    (34:30) -- Where will Brody Brecht end up?

    (38:30) -- The quickest movers to the majors

    (41:45) -- Favorite player comps

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    46m - Jul 10, 2024
  • Draft Staff Predictions, Round 1 Names & New No. 1 MLB Prospect | Hot Sheet Show Ep. 15

    Welcome to one of the best weeks of the year! Scott Braun, Carlos Collazo, J.J. Cooper and Geoff Pontes cover a ton of ground in today's episode, including...

    (2:25) -- Carlos' latest intel + breaking down results of our last staff draft

    (6:00) -- What stands out at the end of the first round?

    (8:45) -- Do we like the draft lottery?

    (15:00) -- How teams feel about the top prep draft prospects

    (18:15) -- Is NIL impacting whether high school players get drafted?

    (22:30) -- Whether the Padres would dangle Leodalis De Vries in trade talks

    (26:00) -- James Wood vs. Jackson Holliday at No. 1 in the Top 100

    If you enjoy the show, subscribe to our YouTube channel. We'll have special live streams on Wednesday (MLB Draft roundtable with Carlos, Keith Law and Shooter Hunt) plus streaming with Foul Territory from the Baseball America Prospect Pad at the Futures Game on Friday.




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    30m - Jul 9, 2024
  • Fantasy Podcast: Breaking Down Potential Futures Game Standouts

    This week on the Baseball America Fantasy Podcast, Hosts Geoff Pontes and Dylan White talk some recent news impacting fantasy baseball and a handful of recent top performers before breaking down the American League and National League Futures Game rosters. They go through each pitching staff and position group calling out some top names who could impress this weekend.



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    46m - Jul 9, 2024
  • Travis Bazzana Is A Hitting Machine In The 2024 Class | MLB Draft Profile

    Baseball America's Carlos Collazo and J.J. Cooper analyze Travis Bazzana, who has a legit 70-grade hit tool and top-of-the-draft buzz just over a week to go until the 2024 MLB Draft. Here's our latest scouting report on the Oregon State star, who may have the highest floor in the class.



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    8m - Jul 5, 2024
  • Will Jac Caglianone's Impact Translate To Pro Ball? | MLB Draft Profile

    In terms of pure talent, few players in the country stack up with two-way standout Jac Caglianone. The Florida star is one of the top prospects in the 2024 class. Baseball America's Carlos Collazo breaks down Caglianone's profile, including whether he thinks he sticks as a two-way player in the long run.



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    9m - Jul 4, 2024
  • The State Of The 2024 First Round + Cape Cod League Standouts

    Carlos and Peter hop on the show to talk through some of the early Cape Cod League standouts that Peter has seen so far this summer and break down the state of the 2024 draft class now that we’re less than two weeks from draft day. The two also talk about the chaotic nature of college baseball in the middle of transfer portal season, talk about NIL implications on the sport, talk through draft strategy ideas and then finish the show with some talk about college catching and shortstop profiles in the class.

    Time Stamps

    • (2:00) shifting focus to the Cape and transfer portal
    • (4:00) transfer portal chaos
    • (10:00) NIL costs and comparing to slots
    • (14:00) Austin Overn
    • (17:00) Donovan Zsak
    • (19:00) Connor Wietgrefe 
    • (20:00) Merritt Beeker 
    • (22:00) Jon Jon Gazdar 
    • (24:30) Cody Bowker
    • (26:00) Nick Dumesnil
    • (28:00) Quality of the 2025 college class
    • (31:00) state of the top of the class
    • (33:00) Cleveland’s favorite up top
    • (36:00) pivot points of the draft
    • (40:00) where the catchers are going
    • (45:00) dicey SS profiles in the college class


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    50m - Jul 3, 2024
  • Fantasy Podcast: Top 500 Update Risers

    On this week's show hosts Geoff Pontes and Dylan White discuss the updated Top 500 Dynasty list and the biggest movers within the rankings. We focus in on a handful of players who made significant jumps up the rankings. We discuss James Wood's call up, Paul Skenes move up our rankings and the tremendous number of pitchers experiencing breakout seasons.



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    55m - Jul 3, 2024
  • Walker Janek Joins, Mock Draft 5.0 & James Wood's Debut | Hot Sheet Show Ep. 14

    We're inching closer to the draft. Scott Braun, J.J. Cooper, Carlos Collazo & Savannah McCann join today's show to cover a variety of topics, including...

    (1:00) -- Mock Draft 5.0 & comparing Travis Bazzana to JJ Wetherholt

    (8:00) -- Sam Houston State catcher Walker Janek, the No. 20 prospect in the 2024 draft, joins the show

    (19:30) -- Savannah was onsite for James Wood's debut

    We stream the show every Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET. on YouTube. Keep your eyes peeled for more collabs coming soon in advance of the 2024 MLB Draft.



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    29m - Jul 3, 2024
  • Nationals Expected To Call Up Top Prospect James Wood | Prospect Profile

    The Nationals are expected to call up baseball's No. 3 prospect James Wood to make his MLB debut on Monday, according to several media reports. The Hot Sheet show breaks down Wood's monstrous power and what you can expect from him once he settles into the big leagues.



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    8m - Jun 28, 2024
  • Will Charlie Condon Go No. 1 Overall? | 2024 MLB Draft Profile

    Baseball America's Carlos Collazo examined Charlie Condon's historic 2024 season on our latest Hot Sheet show. Hear why Condon's numbers were incredible, even in the current college run environment, plus why it's still an open question who goes No. 1 overall to the Guardians. Carlos also drops an interesting Condon comp at the end.



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    7m - Jun 26, 2024
  • Todd Frazier Grades His Scouting Report, Sawyer Strosnider, CWS Talk | Hot Sheet Ep. 13

    Ever wondered how a big leaguer reacts to reading their own scouting report? Todd Frazier joined us today for a super fun draft episode and broke down his own 2007 draft report. We admit we were a little low on the ranking. Today's show was loaded with good stuff, including...

    (1:00) No. 1 Tennessee deserves some love after winning the national title

    (5:00) 2024 draft prospect Sawyer Strosnider joins us

    (12:15) Todd Frazier reviews his 2007 draft scouting report

    (16:15) What's next for the MLB Draft?

    (23:40) Holliday adventure

    (26:00) What's the latest on Charlie Condon after his record-setting season, plus a Condon comp

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    32m - Jun 25, 2024
  • College Podcast: Will Tennessee or Texas A&M Win The College World Series?

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty break down the College World Series championship series matchup between Tennessee and Texas A&M. Both teams are undefeated in Omaha, but which one will dogpile this weekend? They also take a moment to look back at the six teams that have been eliminated from the CWS and talk about what they'll remember from their seasons.

    Time Stamps

    (1:00) Initial thoughts on the finals matchup

    (4:00) How the pitching is set up

    (9:00) Texas A&M's injuries

    (17:00) Tennessee's season to this point

    (24:30) X-factors this weekend

    (32:00) The SEC went 5-0 in Omaha against the ACC

    (37:00) Florida

    (42:00) Florida State

    (45:00) Kentucky

    (48:00) North Carolina

    (51:00) Virginia and NC State



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    57m - Jun 21, 2024
  • 90th Percentile: College Baseball Is Getting Older, What's The Impact?

    This week on the 90th Percentile hosts Geoff Pontes and Matt Pajak welcome on fellow Baseball America teammate J.J. Cooper. Last week J.J. released an excellent article on the college baseball home run explosion and explored several potential factors impacting the offensive explosion. One of the most interesting angles was growing playing time share of Seniors, which has reached an all-time high. Matt, Geoff and J.J. discuss the impact this had on development and talented underclassman who get to campus.



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    43m - Jun 20, 2024
  • New Mock Draft, Combine Names To Know, Prospect Injuries & More | Hot Sheet Show Ep. 12

    This week's Hot Sheet show is loaded with good information. Carlos Collazo joins live from the MLB Draft Combine to discuss early prep players who impressed him, plus this week's brand new mock draft with a new No. 1. Then Geoff Pontes joins the show just after the 13:00 mark to dive into pro prospects, which includes a rash of injuries to notable prospects. Scott, Geoff and JJ also have a candid conversation about the current quality of baseball across the minors.



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    34m - Jun 19, 2024
  • Yankees Call Up Ben Rice To Help Replace Anthony Rizzo | Prospect Profile

    The Yankees are giving C/1B prospect Ben Rice an opportunity to carve out a role in the wake of Anthony Rizzo's injury. Scott, Geoff and J.J. break down Rice's game, including...

    • Why he's long flown under-the-radar
    • What he provides with the bat
    • Can the next wave of Yankees youngsters make an impact?
    • Why this is perfect timing for him


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    9m - Jun 18, 2024
  • Fantasy Podcast: Complex Leaguers, Full-Season Standouts & An Argument With RoboScout

    Humans, Robots and Bears, oh my! In this special episode of the Fantasy Podcast, Josh Norris pinch hits for Geoff Pontes and discusses a variety of prospects with Dylan White. Half of the show is dedicated to players in the Florida and Arizona Complex Leagues, while the other half is dedicated to players Josh has seen and liked in the full-season leagues. Drama ensues when Josh and RoboScout disagree, but time heals all wounds and robots don't have feelings anyway.



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    34m - Jun 18, 2024
  • The Vance Honeycutt Conundrum & A Few Late Draft Risers

    Peter and Carlos hop on the BA draft podcast to talk about the prospects to know in the college world series. How does this year’s field compare to a fantastic 2023 group and how much is there for a player like UNC’s Vance Honeycutt to gain or lose on the sport’s biggest stage? The two talk through why Honeycutt’s profile is so tricky, and think through the player development challenges that his hit tool questions create. After that the two talk through a few other CWS prospects, wonder how Braden Montgomery’s injury affects his stock (if it does at all) and talk about a pair of late-season draft risers to know—one high school shortstop and one college shortstop.

    Time Stamps

    (3:00) The quality of the CWS prospects

    (6:00) How the bright lights of Omaha impact draft stock

    (7:00) Vance Honeycutt’s profile

    (14:00) How many big leaguers are guess hitters?

    (17:00) What can MLB teams in the swing

    (20:00) Vance Honeycutt vs. Seaver King

    (24:00) Kentucky’s Ryan Waldschmidt

    (29:00) Profiles that scare us

    (32:00) Braden Montgomery’s injury

    (36:00) A HS SS riser to know

    (40:00) A college SS riser to know



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    45m - Jun 14, 2024
  • College Podcast: Previewing The 2024 College World Series, Storylines & More

    Teddy Cahill and Peter Flaherty recap all the action from super regionals and look ahead to the College World Series. With the eight teams set to start play this weekend in Omaha, get ready with storylines to watch for each team and recaps of how they got here. Teddy and Peter also give their picks for the tournament.

    • 1:00 Thoughts on the CWS field
    • 8:30: Tennessee
    • 17:00 Florida State
    • 22:00 North Carolina
    • 28:00 Virginia
    • 33:00 Kentucky
    • 39:00 NC State
    • 46:00 Florida
    • 53:00 Controversy in Clemson
    • 65:00 Texas A&M


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    1h 13m - Jun 13, 2024
  • Drew Thorpe Set For White Sox Debut | Prospect Profile

    Drew Thorpe, the No. 41 prospect in baseball, makes his White Sox debut Tuesday night against the Mariners. J.J. Cooper and Geoff Pontes dive into Thorpe's pitch mix to help explain what you should expect from one of the better arms in all of the upper minors so far in 2024.



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    7m - Jun 11, 2024
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